Afghan Health & Development Services
A nonprofit, 501(C)(3), Tax ID: 54-1968322 committed to helping the Afghan people. Established in 1990.

For a healthy society

Humanitarian aid

Afghanistan is one of the most protracted, complex and high-risk humanitarian situations in the world -  a situation that is only likely to deteriorate as it enters a period of increased political uncertainty. Whilst the odds may seem to be stacked against the humanitarian community, the delivery of timely humanitarian assistance and protection can be improved through collective action.

Ongoing conflict, the worst drought in decades, and deepening poverty have all contributed to a deteriorating humanitarian situation across Afghanistan. OCHA states that as many as 6.3 million people require some form of humanitarian and protection assistance in 2019 – almost double the number at this time last year. The next three years are likely to be equally challenging with needs determined by the political, economic and regional context, which could evolve in both positive and negative ways, and imply an increase or decrease in needs accordingly.

For sure, until the natural and manmade disaster (like drought and conflict) exist, the need for emergency humanitarian interference is going on. The health, nutrition, WASH and protection services cannot be stopped until the situation is not improved.


AHDS' project aims to improve the wellbeing of populations affected by drought and conflict with emphasis on improved access to healthcare and nutrition services targeting IDPs, returnees, and vulnerable host communities. The districts are selected from the list of prioritized district recommended by the clusters. Each location in each priority district is selected by remoteness, lack of services, affected by drought, presence of conflict in the area, and having recent IDPs. Direct beneficiaries under these groups includes all male and female of all ages with focus on women of reproductive health age (15-49) and children under five. Rapid needs assessments of the communities and repeated consultations were done with the stakeholders to ensure proper planning of really needed services fill the gaps and avoid duplication.

The project contributes to the strategic objectives of Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF). Looking the community needs and AHDS capacity, the following activities were selected from the clusters’ strategic response plans:

  • Support the existing BPHS health facilities that are overloaded with increased number of cases by provision of extra medicines and medical material supplies including winterization preparedness.
  • Establish new primary healthcare centers (PHC) that provide Health and Nutrition services in the white areas without access to the existing BPHS health facilities.
  • Establish mobile health and nutrition teams to ensure access of remote communities to the services.
  • Improve essential live-saving trauma care activities in health facilities including through the provision of rehabilitative care and psychosocial support in emergencies.
  • Provide Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) for children 6-59 months, pregnant and lactating women.
  • Provide preventative services (Infant and Young Child Feeding promotion and counselling and micronutrient supplementation) for children 6-59 months, pregnant and lactating women.
  • Protection services to women, men, girls and boys especially for gender based violence victims; referrals and psychosocial support to conflict affected people.
  • Provide water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) facilities for the internally displaced and returnees.  

News & Events

Calendar 1398 (2019-20)

AHDS received the AICS Certificate and Award of Best Practice during the Stakeholders’ Coordination for CSOs Empowerment and Certified CSOs Award Ceremony on 31 Mar 2019 in Kabul Serena Hotel. Click here for details. 

AHDS received appreciation letters from the Local Government Authorities. Click here for details 

Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan received the Best Minister Award in WGS 2019Click here for details. 

AHDS developed its five years Strategic Plan (2019-2023), Click here for details. 

Security incidents have directly harmed NGOs. We call upon  all  parties  to  the  Afghan  conflict  to  end  all  forms  of  violence  against Humanitarian Actors – including NGOs and their employees  click here 

AHDS received awards of best education programs from MoPH and AMNEAB in Kandahar and Urozgan provinces. Click here for details

Afghanistan's Ministry of Economics recognizes Afghan Health and Development Services (AHDS).   Click here to view certificate of recognition.

IRS form 990 click here




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