FRDO has completed a number of projects in this sector such as, traditional birth attendance (TBA), health education, environmental education, and family planning etc. the people of war torn Afghanistan availing very less families of health and a lot of work are needed to be done in the health sectors. Society prescribes to women and men different roles in different social contexts. We consider increasing access to primary health care including prevention, treatment and caring for women, girls and youth. There are also differences in the opportunities and resources available to women and men, and in their ability to make decisions and exercise their human rights, including those related to protecting health and seeking care in case of ill health. Gender roles and unequal gender relations interact with other social and economic variables, resulting in different and sometimes inequitable patterns of exposure to health risk, and in differential access to and utilization of health information, care and services. These differences, in turn have clear impact on health outcomes. Evidence documenting the multiple connections between gender and health is rapidly growing.
In health sector FRDO is committed to:
- Health system management: To strengthen the stewardship role of the Ministry of Health (Policy-making, law-making, regulating, licensing, supervising, monitoring, etc…) in the development of strong integrated national health system able to treat, control, and prevent disease and promote sustainable healthy lifestyle in Afghanistan.
- Health service delivery: a ) to ensure access and quality of primary health care services to the community, with focus on the needs of children, women and other vulnerable groups; b) to develop a hospital service able to respond to the people’s need for secondary and tertiary health care.
- Collecting exact facts and figures about health situation of the population at community and provincial level.
- Human resources for health: to meet human resources needs to ensure an efficient and effective health services delivery at each level of care.
- Health infrastructure: to invest sufficiently and appropriately in health facilities, staff accommodation, medical equipment, and other supplies, means of transportation, and information communication technologies.
- Support services: to strengthen health administration and management services to better respond to health defined needs and to satisfy people’s expectations within the context of decentralization.
- Build a consumer-focused integrated primary health care system;
- Improve access and reduce inequity;
- Increase the focus on health promotion and prevention, screening and early intervention; and
- Improve quality, safety, performance and accountability.