Healthcare for all
Health is a fundamental human right. HealthNet TPO wants to ensure that everybody has access to quality healthcare. Especially the most vulnerable and hard to reach people living in fragile and conflict affected settings where access or availability to basic health facilities are lacking. HealthNet TPO is committed to implementing the provision of primary and secondary healthcare services.
HealthNet TPO is one of the largest health NGOs working in Afghanistan. Our team improves the structure and services of health facilities, ranging from regional and provincial hospitals with over 600 beds, to over 100 varying health facilities and more than 600 health posts. We support the training of more than 1200 community health workers across Kunar, Laghman and Nangarhar Provinces, with a population of 1.5 million people.
Reducing maternal and child mortality
As well as providing hospital services, we also focus on reducing maternal, new-born, infant and child mortality, through immunisations and improving child health and malnutrition, with the Therapeutic Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSFP) activities. These activities are integrated into 61 (32 in Kunar and 29 in Laghman) health facilities. We also conduct education and awareness raising activities to community health workers on TSFP, community education on nutrition, and improving referral from health posts to health facilities for child health and malnutrition.
“I am thankful for the hospital team and HealthNet TPO for saving my life and the life of my baby”.
At 35 weeks pregnant, Sadia fell from the roof her house and broke her back, almost losing her unborn baby. She became instantly paralysed in her legs and was rushed to Nangarhar Regional Hospital where she received emergency treatment. Staff were able to successfully save and deliver her baby, and Sadia was referred to specialist treatment where she underwent emergency surgery on her spine to try to repair the break.
15 days after her surgery, with support from the staff, she was able to move her legs again. She said “Now I can take care of my new-born baby, I hope to fully recover and continue my normal life”.
Nangahar Regional Hospital is one of few hospitals that can carry out such specialist treatment, saving Sadia the need to travel very far for her treatment. As a specialist hospital, people are referred to here from all over the country, particularly from provincial hospitals in Eastern provinces of Kunar Laghman and Nooristan, because of the specialist care and treatment that is can provide.