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Care of Afghan Families Profile

 

INTRODUCTION

Care of Afghan Families (CAF) is a non-governmental, non-political, not for profit and independent organization established on January 2003 and is registered with Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan. CAF is also registered with Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and is one of the main partners of MoPH in implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS), Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS). Furthermore CAF considering its strategic directions has implemented Nutrition, Community Development and Education & research projects so far. Currently CAF is functional in five provinces of Afghanistan namely, Takhar, Badakhshan, Logar, Daikundi and Kunduz province.  The projects that are being implemented by CAF include BPHS, EPHS and other vertical programs in health and other strategic directions.

 

CAF is governed by its board of trustee comprised of dedicated volunteer members and its board of management comprised of high level staff with postgraduate-education from prestigious institutions. They have years of experience in leadership and in management positions and currently mastering in public health, financial Management, community development and conservation and, environmental health from prestigious international academic institutions and certificate in nutrition.

 

The organization has specific capacity to develop highly qualified and committed staff to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of its projects in the country. Currently CAF has total of 1850 full time paid staff at different levels of the organization from top management to lower management and technical positions. CAF has also 2238 Community Health Workers (CHWs) who are delivering basic health services considering the CHW guidelines and more strengthening the referral systems.

 

Moreover the organization has sufficient financial management system, policies, procedures and internal control system in-line with the financial management ethical principles, International Accounting Standards (IASs) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Our aim is to ensure core values of accountability, transparency, and integrity in all our conducts.

 

The table below describes the total expenditure managed by CAF for the last 5 years:

Yearly Cash Turn-over

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

 $7,219,901.00

 $ 6,188,392.00

 $7,825,584.00

 $7,825,584.00

 $11,484,512.00

 

 

WORK PRINCIPLES

CAF respects all laws and regulation of Islamic Government of Afghanistan especially the Non- governmental organization rule. Furthermore CAF as an implementing partner of various funding from donors; respect all the rules and regulation required by the various donors.

 

To perform its humanitarian and development duties, the organization strictly respects the following principles:

 

  • Independency: As the real and 100 % independence is impossible in practice, for CAF independency means to keep the policy of interdependency with the stakeholders and partners with performing of all its activities in the light of overall goal of the organization.
  • Non-political: the organization doesn’t support any political party. But CAF will explain the cause of diseases and infirmities to the families even if it is injustice and wrong political decisions.
  • Equity: CAF is against all kind of discriminations and perform its service on the base of equity, which take into consideration the need of families and population.
  • Professionalism: in order to have efficient and good quality services the organization performs all processes of management of its projects with professional standards.
  • Transparency and accountability: the organization is ready to give reliable information regarding the management of its budget and projects to related organizations and the government.

 

CORE VALUES:

  1. Accountability and transparency: able to provide evidences and proves for use of organization’s resources.
  2. Equity and integrity: Being honest and respect others rights.
  3. Professionalism: Having required qualifications and using it in performing a job.
  4. Efficiency: Using resources economically and reasonably to deliver effective outputs.
  5. Innovation: Applying new methods to deliver better services.
  6. Neutrality: CAF provides services considering neutrality.

                         

 

AIM OF THE ORGANIZATION:

The aim of the organization is to improve the quality of life and living conditions among the Afghan families.

 

CAF MISSION:

The mission of CAF is to enable families to fight against poverty, injustice and unawareness.

 

CAF VISION:

The vision of CAF is “Self-reliant, aware and healthy Afghan Families”.

 

 

 

ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES

The following adaptive strategies have been prioritized for implementation in next five years:

  1. Service expansion: CAF aims to expand its services to new provinces – needy people –, especially in nutrition, education and community development programs.
  2. Enhancement: We would like to improve the quality and efficiency of our service provision, especially in the areas of service delivery, public relation, professional capacity building, monitoring and evaluation.
  3. Diversification (related / unrelated): Currently CAF is implementing mainly BPHS and EPHS projects. For the next five years, in addition to BPHS, we will focus more on nutrition, education and community development projects. 

WORKING DIRECTION:

  1. Health,
  2. Nutrition,
  3. Community development,
  4. Education and research,

BACKGROUND

As from time of establishment; CAF is implementing BPHS and EPHS in different provinces of Afghanistan such as Takhar, Badkhshan, Kunduz, Kabul, Faryab, Baghlan, Logar, and Daikundi. Besides CAF has vast experience in implementation of vertical projects as well such as Reproductive Health, EoC, supporting Roll Back Malaria, TB control, TB DOTS, disability and nutrition. Meanwhile CAF has the honor of contributing to build the capacity of  18 local Afghan NGO staff on seven Module; Project Management, Financial Management, Gender integration in projects, Fund raising, Strategic planning, Organizational governance, Human Resource Management.

Twelve years of experience in health service (BPHS & EPHS) provision has further improved the organization’s capacity to realize its mission – empowering the families and communities to fight against poverty, injustice and unawareness and deeply strengthened its understanding of the local context and network with relevant communities.  CAF has received several appreciation certificates from MSH, community leaders, MoPH, development partners, MoE and MoF which is witness of its satisfactory performance. As a national NGO, CAF has the strengths of having local knowledge, capacity to work in changing, challenging and difficult environment. It has vast experience of leadership development program (LDP) which was applied in 16 Health Facilities (HFs) of Takhar and 3 HFs of Badakhshan provinces supported by Tech Serve. The main objective of this approach was to research and investigate the main causes of maternal and child mortality at the community level. Furthermore we implemented Quality assurance approaches (QA), in which QA standards at HFs and Health Posts (HPs) level was implemented. 9 HFs in Takhar and 1 HF in Badakhshan have been recognized to receive recognition award by MOPH/HSSP. Implementation and replication of Partnership Defined Quality (PDQ) in 16 HFs of Takhar and 5 HFs of Badakhshan is also an outstanding activity for quality assurance supported by HSSP. Implementation of PDQ in the HFs resulted to have the support of community members to come up with an accepted definition on quality of health services provided by HFs. Both sides address the main gap and design ways/approaches to address the gap and improve quality of health services.

 

Furthermore CAF was the only organization which could won the grant (Baby Friendly Village Initiative, nutrition focused project) from World Bank South Asia Development Market Place at regional level and implemented the project with great success and presented to MoPH, Donor and SARDAM KNOWLEDGE FORUM in Nepal (13-14 Jun 2012) as one of the best practice in Afghanistan and in the region. MoPH accepted this project as one of the excellent projects in nutrition and now it is scaling up in the whole country. Moreover CAF has started the mobile health (m-health) initiative for the first time in the country by financial support of Afghanistan government, Ministry of public health. This is a demand side financing pilot project with case and control arms operating in 4 districts of Badakhshan province. The aim of the project was to increase utilization of health services by women and children under five through strengthening of referral system from community to health centers.

 

PARTNERSHIPS & DONORS

CAF has worked in partnership with governmental, development and implementing partners and has vast experience of working with different donors and international agencies such as the World Bank, USAID, EC, HSSP, Jhpiego, MSH,  UNICEF, WFP, GIZ, WHO, UNFPA, FAO, SDC, UNAMA, UNHCR, Micronutrient Initiative (MI), Global Fund, Action Aid, ARD and TDH. Meanwhile, CAF has experiences of working with different local and international implementing partners such as Merlin, AKF, AKHS, Save the Children, Medair, SHDP, BRAC, HNTPO, AWEC, AHDS and BARAN.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

In the past CAF was the second voice chair of Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) and currently it is an active member of this forum. Besides CAF is an Active member in HSS Steering Committee; representing  all civil societies in this forum, active member in CPDS (Coordinated Procurement Drugs Supply System ), active member and the steering committee member of Alliance of Health Organization(AHO) which is  umbrella organization of most health NGOs working in Afghanistan. CAF has greatly contributed in health sector policy development through participating at different forums. CAF has contributed in the finalizing of National Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG) for the primary level (as quick reviewer). This Guideline was developed by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)-General Directorate of Pharmaceutical Affairs (GDPA) under the financial support of USAID/SPS. CAF was also a member of BPHS 2005 revision committee during year 2009 and 2010.

 

 

ACTIVITIES (CURRENT POJECTS):

 

Health

 

  1. Basic Package of Health Services (Nov 2009-June 2015): CAF is Implementing the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in all districts of Takhar province with support of USAID through Partnership Contract for Health services (PCH) MoU # PCH-18-TKHR-C1-CAF-BPHS in partnership with SHDP. CAF is the leading agency in this project. A total Population of 901900 is receiving health services through 66 HFs and 509 HPs. Provision of MNCH, FP, Child health, Nutrition intervention, EPI services, communicable diseases, Mental Health and Disability services are the most priority components of the project.

 

  1. Basic Package of Health Services (Nov 2009- June 2015): CAF is Implementing the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in cluster 1 of Badakhshan province with support of USAID through Partnership Contract for Health services (PCH) MoU # PCH-01-BSHN-C1-CAF-BPHS in partnership with BARAN. CAF is the leading agency in this project. A total Population of 537400 is receiving health services through 44 HFs and  269 HPs. Provision of MNCH, FP, Child health, Nutrition intervention, EPI services, communicable diseases, Mental Health and Disability services are the most priority components of the project.

 

  1. Result based financing (Dec 2010 – June 2015): CAF is implementing Result based financing project in Takhar province funded by World Bank. The project strengthens the quality and quantity of health services in current BPHS project through payment of incentive to health workers based on their performances. It is a case-control study in which CAF is providing incentive to 27 treatment (case) health facilities.

 

  1. Result based financing (Dec 2010 – June 2015): CAF is implementing Result based financing project in Badakhshan province funded by World Bank. The project strengthens the quality and quantity of health services in current BPHS project through payment of incentive to health workers based on their performances. It is a case-control study in which CAF is providing incentive to 17 treatment (case) health facilities.

 

  1. Basic Package of Health Services-BPHS-SEHAT (Jan 2014 - Dec 2016): CAF is implementing the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Kunduz Province in partnership with Merlin/SCI through financial support of World Bank-Managed Trust Fund SEHAT project. The partners providing health services for the population of Logar province through 58 health facilities and 420 active health posts. Provision of MNCH, FP, Child health, Nutrition intervention, EPI services, communicable diseases, Mental Health and Disability services are the most priority components of the project.

 

  1. Basic Package of Health Services-BPHS-SEHAT (Jan 2014 - Dec 2016): CAF is implementing the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Logar Province in partnership with SHDP through financial support of World Bank-Managed Trust Fund under SEHAT project. The partners provided health services for the population of Logar province through 40 health facilities and 202 active health posts. Provision of MNCH, FP, Child health, Nutrition intervention, EPI services, communicable diseases, Mental Health and Disability services were the most priority components of the project.

 

  1. Essential Package of Hospital Services-EPHS-SEHAT (Jan 2014 – Dec 2016): CAF is implementing the essential package of hospital services (EPHS) in Diakundi provincial hospital in partnership with SHDP through financial support of World Bank-Managed Trust Fund SEHAT project. The partners providing hospital services for the population of Diakundi province as the only referral point of the province. In addition, the hospital offers professional inpatient and emergency services as per EPHS package closer to the population in rural areas.

 

  1. Mobile teams in response/prevent the emergency cases (Dec 2014 – April-2015): This project is funded by WHO and started as from December 01, 2014 and will continue till April 30, 2015. By this project 2 Mobile Health Teams provides health services in response to the emergency cases in three districts of Logar provinces, Charkh, Pule Alam and Mahammad Agha.
  2. Mobile health team to support unserved/ conflict areas (May 2014 – May 2015): This project is funded by WHO and started as from May 10, 2014 and will continue till May 10, 2015. By this project 1 Mobile Health Teams and 1 fixed health center provides health services to the population who are un-served and living in conflict areas in Kharwar and Babus districts of Logar Province.  

 

Nutrition

 

  1. Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) (Jan 2015 – Jun 2015): This project is funded by WFP and started as from January 10, 2015 and will continue till June 30, 2015, Through this project CAF with support of WFP provided therapeutic supplementary food to pregnant and lactating women and children in 8 districts of Takhar province besides CAF supported the nutrition component of BPHS through this project.

 

  1. Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) (Jan 2015 – Jun 2015): This project is funded by WFP and started as from January 10, 2015 and will continue till June 30, 2015, Through this project CAF with support of WFP provided therapeutic supplementary food to pregnant and lactating women and children in 17 districts of Badakhshan province besides CAF supported the nutrition component of BPHS through this project.

 

 

Community Development

 

 

Education and Research

  1. Community Midwifery Education- CME (April 2014 – March 2015): CAF in partnership with AKF is implementing community midwifery school in Takhar and Badakhshan provinces where CAF is responsible for running Takhar community midwifery school. Total of 26 students will be enrolled in the school, trained and deployed in the needy health facilities of the province. The project funded by USAID.

 

  1. Baseline assessment of infant and young children nutrition: (Jan 2015 – April 2015): This project is funded by MI, where CAF conducts a Baseline assessment of infant and young children nutrition (IYCN) indicator using LC-LQAS is Laghman and Wardak provinces of Afghanistan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES (COMPLETED POJECTS):

 

Health

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Takhar province (01-Oct-2003 to 30-April-2006): In October 2003, CAF started implementation of BPHS in three districts then on 2005 extended in 6 districts of Takhar Province with financial support of USAID/REACH. The aim of the project was to decrease morbidity and mortality among the community especially among women and children under 5 years old in 6 districts of Takhar Province through ensuring access of community to quality health services, establishing of community base health service delivery system, supervision and supply of community health workers and empowering the community through their involvement/ participation in managing the health care service provision.

 

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS)in Kabul City (01-Dec-2004 to 30-April-2006): Implementation of BPHS for first time in six Sectors of Kabul City (SC number 4, 9, 10, 11, 15 and 16).The aim of the project was to decrease morbidity and mortality among the community especially among women and children under 5 years old in mentioned 6 districts of Kabul City through ensuring access of community to quality health services, establishing of community base health service delivery system, supervision and supply of community health workers and empowering the community through their involvement/ participation in managing the health care service provision.

 

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Burka district of Baghlan Province (01-Dec-2004 to 30-April-2006): Implementation of BPHS in Burka district of Baghlan province, supported by USAID/REACH. The aim of the project was to decrease morbidity and mortality among the community especially among women and children under 5 years old in mentioned district of Baghlan Province through ensuring access of community to quality health services, establishing of community base health service delivery system, supervision and supply of community health workers and empowering the community through their involvement/ participation in managing the health care service provision.

 

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Badkhshan Provnce (01-Dec-2004 to 30-April-2006): In 2004 CAF started implementation of BPHS in Kishm, Shahre Buzurg, and Faizabad district of Badakhshan province in partnership with Merlin International being the leading agency, supported by USAID/REACH.

The aim of the project was to decrease morbidity and mortality among the community especially among women and children under 5 years old in mentioned districts of Badakhshan Province through ensuring access of community to quality health services, establishing of community base health service delivery system, supervision and supply of community health workers and empowering the community through their involvement/ participation in managing the health care service provision.

 

  1. Malaria Roll Back Program (15-May-2005 to 30-Nov-2005): Implementation of Roll Back Malaria initiative in Takhar Province, donor of this project was UNICEF-Afghanistan. The aim of the project was to contribute to maternal and child mortality and morbidity reduction due to Malaria and other febrile disease   in selected districts of Takhar province. The project supported the poor families’ especially pregnant women in priority by distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLITNs) and anti-malarial diagnosis and treatment. Health education and promotion of the community was the other component of the project

 

  1. Implementation of Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) in Badkhshan Province (01-Oct-2005 to 30-April-2006): In December 2005, CAF started implementation of EPHS in Faizabad (centre of Badakhshan Province) provincial hospital with financial support of USAID/REACH. The project provided Essential Package of hospital services to the entire population of the province. Specific focus of the project was to establish the capable hospital management team and hospital Community Board to ensure quality service provision to the needy population of the province.

 

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Takhar Province ( 01-May-2006 to 23-Nov-2009): Implementation of Basic Package Health Services (BPHS) in all districts of Takhar Province with support of USAID through Performance based Partnership Grant (PPG) MOU # PPG-021-TKHR-C1-CAF-BPHS, This Project is started in May 2006 and continued till April 23, 2009, In this Project CAF is working with Partnership of Social and Health Development Program (SHDP), CAF Operates as the leading agency and SHDP as Sub-grant. In this project 417 Health Post, 33 Basic Health Centers (BHCs), 13 Comprehensive Health Centers (CHCs) and 3 District Hospitals (DH) are delivering health services for a total population of 827500 (based on CSO2003/2004).
  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Kabul city (01-May-2006 to 31-Oct-2006): Implementation of BPHS for first time in six Sectors of Kabul City (SC number 4, 9, 10, 11, 15 and 16)  from May 2006 to October 2006, supported by USAID/PPG. This project was an extension of first round BPHS project which was ended on April 2006.

The aim of the project was to decrease morbidity and mortality among the community especially among women and children under 5 years old in mentioned 6 districts of Kabul City through ensuring access of community to quality health services, establishing of community base health service delivery system, supervision and supply of community health workers and empowering the community through their involvement/ participation in managing the health care service provision.

 

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Badakhshan Province (01-May 2006 till 23-Nov 2009): Implementation of BPHS in Ragh, Khawan, and Yawan Districts of Badakhshan province in partnership with Mediar, with support of USAID through Performance based Partnership Grant (PPG) MoU # PPG-001-Cluster-1-Badakhshan;

The overall project aim was to decrease morbidity and mortality among the community especially among women and children <5of 6 districts of mentioned districts of the covering province. During the project the communities accessed to quality health services (especially women and children under 5years old) established community based health service delivery through Community Health Workers (CHW) training and empowered communities through their involvement/participation in managing the health care service provision.

 

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) In Badkhshan province (01-May 2006 till 23-Nov 2009): Implementation of Basic Package Health Services (BPHS) in Kishm, Shahre Buzurg, and Faizabad districts of Badakhshan province with support of USAID through Performance based Partnership Grant (PPG) MoU # PPG-02-Cluster-2-Badakhshan; in partnership with Merlin International as the leading agency, and CAF as the sub-grant. This project is started in May 2006 and continued till April 23, 2009. A total Population of 321500 is receiving health services through this project.

 

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) (01-May 2006 till 23-Nov 2009): Implementation of Basic Package Health Services (BPHS) in Baharak, Wardooj and Shuhada Districts of Badakhshan province in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation with support of USAID through Performance based Partnership Grant (PPG) MoU # PPG-003-Cluster-3-Badakhshan; a total Population of 62000 is receiving health services through 1 CHC+, 1CHC, 2 BHCs and 34 Health Posts. This Project is started in May 2006 and continued till April 23, 2009.

 

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) (01-Aug-2006 to 31-Mar-2009): Implementation of Basic Package Health Services (BPHS) in four districts of Badakhshan Province (Jurm, Khash, Yamgan and Kuran wa Munjan), with support of World Bank through Performance Partnership Agreement (PPA) Agreement # PPA-AFG/MoPH/GCMU/69/06, In this Project CAF is working in Partnership with SHDP, another Local NGO, delivering of Health Services for a population of 96000 through 1 CHC+, 3 BHCs, one Sub-center and 37 Health posts. This Project is started in August 2006 and continued till June 30, 2009. The overall goal of the project was to increase accessibility of the population of underserved districts to equitable and quality health care services. The services were provided through 1CHC-plus, 3 BHCs, one mobile clinic and 30 health posts in mentioned districts.

 

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) from 01-May-2006 to 31-Jul-2006: In 2006 CAF started implementation of BPHS in Andkhoy Districts of Faryab province in partnership with save the children, with support of USAID through Performance based Partnership Grant (PPG) PPG-009-FRYB-C2-CAF; The overall project aim was to decrease morbidity and mortality among the community especially among women and children <5of 6 districts of mentioned districts of the covering province. During the project the communities accessed to quality health services (especially women and children under 5years old) established community based health service delivery through Community Health Workers (CHW) training and empowered communities through their involvement/participation in managing the health care service provision.

 

  1. Implementation of Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) from 01-May-2006 to 23-nov-2009: Implementation of Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) in Faizabad Provincial Hospital, Badakhshan Province with support of USAID through Performance based Partnership Grant (PPG) MoU # PPG-023-BSHN-CAF-EPHS; This Project is started in May 2006 and continued till April 23, 2009. In this Project CAF implement the essential package of Health Services for the total population of the province.

 

  1. Health and Hygiene Promotion Project (HHPP): In 2007 CAF implemented Health and Hygiene Promotion Project (HHPP) funded by Shelter for Life (SFL) in Takhar province. The project started from 1st July 2007 and completed by 15th October 2007. The implementation location of the project was in Taloqan the center of Takahar province.

 

  1. Comprehensive RH/EMOC (from 01-July  2007 to 23-Sep 2009: Establishment and application of EOC in CHC Jurm of Badakhshan started from July, 2007 and ended on 23 Sep, 2009 funded by UNFPA.

The main objectives of the project were providing quality comprehensive emergency obstetric care in Jurm district through CHC Jurm, improving the quality of Reproductive Health Services, providing quality outreach RH services to remote villages of Jurm, improving the referral mechanism from community to CHC Jurm and in case of need to provincial hospital with emphasis on delivery cases and improving the awareness of communities on Reproductive health seeking behavior. The main achievements were: Significant improvement in outreach services is seen, Strengthened partnership and coordination with the respective community, Provided emergency obstetric care through comprehensive EmOC center and Strengthened referral system for RH services.

 

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) from 21-Jun-2007 till 30-April-30-April-2009: In 2007, CAF started implementation of Basic Package Health Services (BPHS) in Kunduz Province in partnership with Merlin through financial support of European commission (EC).

The overall project aim was to decrease morbidity and mortality among the community especially among women and children <5of 6 districts of mentioned districts of the covering province. During the project the communities accessed to quality health services (especially women and children under 5years old) established community based health service delivery through Community Health Workers (CHW) training and empowered communities through their involvement/participation in managing the health care service provision.

The project is started on June 21 2007 and continued till April 30, 2009, delivering of health service for the community of Kunduz province through 39 health facilities and 240 health posts.

  1. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) from 01-Feb-2008 till 23-Nov-2009: Implementation of BPHS in Andkhoy Districts of Faryab province in partnership with Save the Children, with support of USAID through Performance based Partnership Grant (PPG) PPG-009-FRYB-C2-CAF; this project is started in Feb 01, 2008 and continued till Nov 23, 2009.

The overall project aim was to decrease morbidity and mortality among the community especially among women and children <5of 6 districts of mentioned districts of the covering province. During the project the communities accessed to quality health services (especially women and children under 5years old) established community based health service delivery through Community Health Workers (CHW) training and empowered communities through their involvement/participation in managing the health care service provision.

 

  1. Social Promotion in Afghanistan, People with Disabilities Program(01-May-2008 till 31-Oct-2009: In 2008 CAF in partnership with BARAN (Bu Ali Rehabilitation and Aid Network) implemented social protection project named’’ social promotion in Afghanistan people with disabilities Program’’ in Kabul, Kunduz and Takhar provinces with financial support of European commission (EC). The project is started on May 10, 2008 and ended on Oct 31, 2009.The aim of the project was to protect a marginalized group of society such as hearing disable people of mentioned provinces, supporting them in raising their rights as equal citizens in the society through establishing of self-help groups and creation of self-confidence sense so that they actively participate in social acuities as other citizens. 

During the implementation of the project, persons with hearing disability of targeted provinces were screened, received consultation in audiology centers by the specialists for status of their hearing function, diagnosis and treatment of ENT diseases, Other activity was making of hearing molds and distribution of hearing aid to the  eligible individuals.

 

  1. Improved access to Quality Health Care through Sub Centers and Mobile Team (01-Sept-2008 till 30-Dec-2012): Provision of Consultant Services for Improved Access to Quality Health Care through establishment of Sub-center and Mobile Health team which is GAVI Health System Strengthening Grant Project, through this grant four sub center and one mobile health team provided health care services to Takhar community. Primary health care services according to BPHS provided to the remote and difficult to reach population of Takhar province.

 

  1. Improved access to Quality Health Care Through Sub Centers and Mobile Team (01-Nov-2008 till 29-Feb-2012): In Nov 2008 CAF implemented Sub-Health Centres and Mobile Health Team project in Badakhshan province named ‘’Provision of Consultancy Services for Improved Access to Quality Health Care through Sub centres and mobile team’’ The donor of this project was Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI).

Through this project the health services of BPHS were expanded to the remotes areas of the province through establishment of new health facilities named Sub-centre and mobile health team.  Through this grant four six sub health centres were providing health care services to Badakhshan remote communities. Primary health care services according to BPHS provided to the remote and difficult to reach population of Badakhshan province.

  1. Lab-Technician on BHCs: Lab-Technician support grant was funded by Global fund trough Ministry of Public health for providing of lab service only for screening of Malaria cases through 10 BHCs in Takhar province started from April 2008 and ended on Dec 2009. Through this project a total of 10 lab technicians were recruited in 10 BHCs for providing lab services on Malaria diagnosis and referring the cases for treatment. 
  2. Basic Support For Institutionalizing Child Survival(ICSP): Implementation of integrated child survival project (ICSP) in Farkhar district of Takhar province funded by USAID/BASICS started from 15 Nov 2008 and continued to 30 Nov 2009.The main activities of this project was GMP ( Growth Monitoring Promotion) for children under five and specially children under 2, was regularly measured by weight , height and MUAC, if a child had less weight in 2 consecutive sessions, the reason was seek with the help of mothers.

 

  1. Malaria Lab Facility in BHCs (WHO-NMLCP-Implementers Joints project(01 June 2009 and ended on June 31, 2011): 2009 CAF started implementation of ‘’Lab-Technician support grant’’ funded by WHO in Takhar and Badakhshan Cluster 1 provinces (bordering with Tajikistan) endemic areas for malaria. Through this project CAF provided lab services only for screening of Malaria cases in BHCs located in the endemic areas of mentioned provinces. At the community level Community Health Workers (CHWs) were also involved in providing of rapid diagnostic services for malaria cases to the needy population of their catchment areas.

 

  1. Implementation of  Tuberculosis control Program: CAF as sub recipient of BRAC as principle recipient started Round-8 Global Fund TB-control project in Takhar and Kunduz provinces from Oct, 2009 till 31 March, 2011.Through this project communities and community health workers sensitized to detect TB causes ,refer the cases to the HPs and from the HPs to the HFs, to reduce stigma against TB patients,

 

  1. Basic Support For Institutionalizing Child Survival: Implementation of integrated child survival project (ICSP) in Farkhar district of Takhar province funded by USAID/BASICS started from 15 Nov 2008 and continued to 15 Aug 2011.The goal of the project was to initiate children under five growth recording and follow up. All under five children were regularly screened and cases of malnutrition were reported and referred in the mentioned district level.

 

  1. Integrating people with disability in Afghanistan: In Jan CAF started implementation of Integration of people with disabilities in Afghanistan in Kabul, Kapisa and Parwan districts with partnership of BARAN and financial support of European commission (EC) from 01 Jan, 2010 to 30 Jun, 2012. .The aim of this project was to support the disable people especially the hearing disables to increase their self-capacity and self-confidence through provding vocational training and running self-employed projects.
  2. Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS):I Implementation of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Kunduz Province in partnership with Merlin through financial support of European commission (EC). The project started on Sep 01 2009 and continued Oct 30, 2011, the overall goal was to reduce maternal and child mortality through delivering of health service for the community of Kunduz province through 45 health facilities and 240 health posts.
  3. Preparation of Sputum collection box: Construction and establishment of sputum collection area in 14 CHCs and DHs of Takhar province funded by MSH. The project started on March 15, 2011 and completed on May 15, 2011. The sputum collection boots were established for the use of TB suspected patients at the HF level to avoid spreading the infections to others.
  4. Preparation of Sputum collection box: Construction and establishment of sputum collection area in 8 CHCs and DH of Badakhshan province, funded by MSH. The project started on March 15, 2011 and completed on May 15, 2011. The sputum collection boots were established for the use of TB suspected patients at the HF level to avoid spreading the infections to others.
  5. Mobile teams in response/prevent the emergency cases: Mobile teams (MT) in response to and prevent the emergency cases in two districts of Badakhshan provinces, Raghistan and Kohistan. The project starts from March 15, 2012 and ended at April 15, 2012 funded by WHO. 4 mobile teams recruited deployed and providing services to the needy and at high risk villagers of the mentioned districts.
  6. Support to returnee project in Kabul: Support to returnees project in Kabul Encashment Center through health services provision. CAF signed the MOU with UNHCR in order to identify two doctors to the clinic, furnish necessary equipment, and follow up of drug and supplies and monitoring of the clinic. The project started from March 1, 2012 and ended at Dec 31, 2012. CAF will not receive any financial support from UNHCR during the project.
  7. Community Based DOTs: Community based DOTs project funded by MSH in Badakhshan province started from Oct 01, 2011 and ended at Sep 30, 2012. The project strengthens community based identification of TB cases, referral, diagnosis and treatment of patients with TB at the HFs and HPs level.
  8. Lab-Technician support grant: Lab-Technician support grant was funded by Global fund trough Ministry of Public health for providing of lab service only for screening of Malaria cases through 10 BHCs in Takhar province. The project started from Nov 1, 2009 and ended at Dec 31, 2011. Malaria screening was done in BHC level exceptionally in order to combat malaria in high endemic area of Takhar.
  9. Community based DOTs project (Oct 2011 – Sep 2013): CAF has successfully implemented Community based DOTs project funded by MSH in Badakhshan and Takhar provinces. In this project, CAF strengthens community based identification of TB cases, referral, diagnosis and treatment of patients with TB at the HFs and HPs level.
  10. M-Health Project (Dec 2012 – Dec 2013): CAF implemented the M-Health project in 4 districts of Badakhshan provinces funded by MOPH. The project aims to strengthen the utilization of health facilities and improve referral to the HFs in order to reduce maternal and child mortality. The project is a kind of community based demand side financing scheme to support and strength CHWs in 4 districts of Badakhshan province. It is a case-control study project in which CAF provided mobile phones to 40 CHWs in the districts. It is the first time that Afghanistan experienced M-Health project. CAF has successfully experienced Public Private Partnership (CAF, Mobile Network, Local car companies) in this project using Community based-Mobile Money Solution.                                                                                                                                              

 

  1. Integrated Child Survival package (ICSP) project (April 2012 – March 2013): CAF has successfully implemented the ICSP project funded by FAO/GI-A in 3 Districts of Takhar and 2 districts of Badakhshan. CAF provided supplementary support to the BPHS project through this project in order to strength the community health workers in provision of child health in the community level. 

 

  1. Mobile health teams (MHT) (May 2013 – Nov 2013): In order to response to and prevent the emergency cases in four districts of Badakhshan provinces, Raghistan, Yawan, Ziraki and Kohistan CAF has successfully implemented Mobile Health Team which funded by WHO. 3 mobile teams recruited deployed and providing health and nutrition services to the needy and at high risk villages of the mentioned districts.
  2. Community based Management of Malaria project (Oct 2013 – Dec 2013): CAF supplementary supported communicable diseases control component of BPHS in Badakhshan province. The project started from Oct 01, 2013 and ended at Dec 31, 2013. The project funded by Global Fund through BRAC as principle recipient. CAF trained all CHWs on community based management of Malaria and equipped with RDT and necessary drug supply to trained CHWs to identify, treat and refer Malaria cases.

 

  1. Community based Management of Malaria project (Oct 2013 – Dec 2013):  CAF supplementary supported communicable diseases control component of BPHS in Takhar province. The project started from Oct 01, 2013 and ended at Dec 31, 2013. The project funded by Global Fund through BRAC as principle recipient. CAF trained all CHWs on community based management of Malaria and equipped with RDT and necessary drug supply to trained CHWs to identify, treat and refer Malaria cases.
  2. Community based DOTs project (Oct 2013 – Sep 2014): CAF has successfully implemented community based DOTs project funded by MSH in Badakhshan and Takhar provinces. In this project, CAF strengthens community based identification of TB cases, referral, diagnosis and treatment of patients with TB at the HFs and HPs level. 

 

  1. Basic Package of Health Services (June 2013 - Dec 2013): CAF has successfully implemented the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Kunduz Province in partnership with Merlin through financial support of European commission (EC). The partners provided health service for the community of Kunduz province through 54 health facilities and 240 health posts. Provision of MNCH, FP, Child health, Nutrition intervention, EPI services, communicable diseases, Mental Health and Disability services are the most priority components of the project.

 

  1. Community based Management of Malaria project (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014): CAF is supplementary supporting communicable diseases control component of BPHS through implementation of community based Malaria interventions in Badakhshan province. The project started from Jan 01, 2014 and will continue to Dec 31, 2014. The project funded by Global Fund through BRAC as principle recipient. CAF is supporting all CHWs on community based management of Malaria to identify, treat and refer Malaria cases.

 

  1. Community based Management of Malaria project (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014):  CAF is supplementary supporting communicable diseases control component of BPHS through implementation of community based Malaria interventions in Takhar province. The project started from Jan 01, 2014 and will continue to Dec 31, 2014. The project funded by Global Fund through BRAC as principle recipient. CAF is supporting all CHWs on community based management of Malaria to identify, treat and refer Malaria cases.

 

  1. Community based Management of Malaria project (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014):  CAF is supplementary supporting communicable diseases control component of BPHS through implementation of community based Malaria interventions in Logar province. The project started from Jan 01, 2014 and will continue to Dec 31, 2014. The project funded by Global Fund through BRAC as principle recipient. CAF is supporting all CHWs on community based management of Malaria to identify, treat and refer Malaria cases.
  2. Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) project (May 2014 – Oct 2014):  CAF is supplementary supporting communicable diseases control component of BPHS in Takhar province through distribution of LLIN to the villages at high risk of Malaria (stratum I). The project funded by Global Fund through HNI as principle recipient. CAF has deployed qualified team to identify, register and control distribution of long lasting insecticidal Nets to the families living at high risk of Malaria.
  3. Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) project (May 2014 – Oct 2014):  CAF is supplementary supporting communicable diseases control component of BPHS in Badakhshan province through distribution of LLIN to the villages at high risk of Malaria (stratum I&II). The project funded by Global Fund through HNI as principle recipient. CAF has deployed qualified team to identify, register and control distribution of long lasting insecticidal Nets to the families living at high risk of Malaria.
  4. Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) project (May 2014 – Oct 2014):  CAF is supplementary supporting communicable diseases control component of BPHS in Logar province through distribution of LLIN to the villages at high risk of Malaria (stratum I&II). The project funded by Global Fund through HNI as principle recipient. CAF has deployed qualified team to identify, register and control distribution of long lasting insecticidal Nets to the families living at high risk of Malaria.

 

  1. Community based Management of TB project (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014):  CAF is supplementary supporting communicable diseases control component of BPHS through implementation of community based TB interventions in Takhar province. The project started from Jan 01, 2014 and will continue to Dec 31, 2014. The project funded by Global Fund through BRAC as principle recipient. CAF is supporting all CHWs on community based management of TB to identify, treat and refer TB cases.
  2. Growth Monitoring project (May 2014 – June 2014): The ministry of public health revised the growth monitoring charts and necessary guidelines which will be used at the HFs level. CAF with financial support of WHO has successfully trained all HFs related staff of Logar BPHS project on the revised package. CAF will monitor proper implementation of the revised package in the province.

 

 

Nutrition

  1. Evaluation of Hospital based TFC and pretest of Nutrition education material (01-July-2003 to 31-Aug-2003): The first activity of CAF was evaluation of therapeutic feeding units in provincial hospitals and pre-test of nutrition communication materials with the communities in seven provinces (Kabul, Logar, Kandahar, Kapisa, Balkh, Jawzjan, and Faryab) of Afghanistan. Donor of this project was UNICEF. MoPH facilitated our evaluation of the provincial hospitals.

 

  1. Micronutrient initiative (22-Oct-2007 till 31-Mar-2008): Implementation of micronutrient, Iodine, distribution and awareness project in Takhar and two districts of Badakhshan province, this project is started from October 22, 2007 and ended in March 31, 2008. It is supported by MICRONUTRIENT INITIATIVE, a Canadian funded project.

 

  1. Baby Friendly Valage: In 2009 CAF started implementation of Baby Friendly Village project. This project was an initiative of CAF on IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding) and 1st 1000 days of the life in Afghanistan. The project was awarded by the World Bank for CAF after a competition ceremony in south Asia countries. The aim of the project was to improve the nutrition status of young children through focus on their mothers to improve their practices on breast feeding of the children and also awareness on other family and village members on proper practicing of exclusive breast feeding. The project was implemented in 4 districts of Takhar province from Oct, 2009 to 15th April 2011. Donor of this initiative was World Bank.  

 

  1. Breastfeeding Support Groups Project: CAF started the “Infant and Young Children Feeding” innovative project in Takhar, Badakhshan and Kunduz provinces funded by UNICEF. The project started from Oct, 2009 and will last for 31 April, 2011. Through this project villages and HFs become ‘’baby friendly’’, a total of 3800 Breast feeding support groups (BFSGs) were established. Each group contains of men and women members who learned the main messages on exclusive breast feeding practices, the benefits of exclusive breast feeding for the mothers and babies. The group members had communication with the HFs midwives (trained in this regard) in order to refer the women we need consultations of midwives on proper breastfeeding and solving the difficulties of the lactating mothers. This project was integrated with BPHS.

 

  1. Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition-CMAM (July 2012 – Feb 2013):  CAF has successfully implemented CMAM project in 13 districts of Badakhshan province with partnership of Merlin funded by UNICEF. The project supported nutrition components of BPHS. All necessary staff of HFs and CHWs received CMAM training during the project to provide nutrition services.

 

  1. Micronutrient initiative (MI): Implementation of micronutrient, Iodine, distribution and awareness project (MIDAP) in Takhar and two districts of Badakhshan province, this project started from Nov 14, 2009 and ended in May 31, 2010. It is supported by MICRONUTRIENT INITIATIVE, a Canadian funded project. The activities of the project were focused to prevent micronutrient deficiency in children under five. The micronutrient sachets were distributed to the targeted beneficiaries.
  2. Development of nutrition communication materials: Development of nutrition information education and communication (IEC) material project implemented in Kabul, Takhar and Badakhshan provinces funded by FAO from March 16, 2010 to July 15, 2010. The main activity of this project was to initiate, develop, design and test new IEC material for harboring health messages regarding nutritious foods.
  3. 1000Days Nutrition campaign project: 1000Days Nutrition campaign project funded by MOPH/PND in Takhar province started from 17 Nov 2012 and ended on 31 Dec 2012. The project aimed to promote nutrition key messages among mothers with children under-5 years through community health workers and CHSs at the HPs and HFs level.
  4. Nutrition and Hygiene project (June 2013 – Dec 2013): CAF has successfully implemented the Nutrition and Hygiene project in Chaab district of Takhar province with financial support of GIZ. In this project CAF deployed a team of experts in nutrition and hygiene to train community members on how to prepare nutritious food for children at the community level especially where food security is low. 
  5. Therapeutic Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) (April 2013 – Dec 2013): CAF supplementary supported the nutrition component of BPHS in Takhar province through implementation of therapeutic supplementary feeding program. The project funded by WFP. CAF with partnership of Merlin implemented the project in all HFs of Takhar province.

 

  1. Therapeutic Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) (April 2013 – Dec 2013):  CAF supplementary supported the nutrition component of BPHS in Badakhshan province. The project started from April 14, 2013 and ended at Dec 31, 2014. The project funded by UNICEF and WFP. CAF with partnership of Merlin implemented the project in 22 HFs of Cluster 1 of Badakhshan province. 

 

  1. 1000Days Nutrition campaign project (Nov 01, 2013 – Nov 30, 2013): Windows of opportunity is the first 1000 Days of child life which is important for the growth of most functional parts of child. The child needs proper feeding during this period. CAF successfully implemented Nutrition campaign project on the importance of first 1000 days of child life in Takhar province which was funded by MOPH/PND. The project aimed to promote nutrition key messages among mothers with children under-5 years through community health workers and CHSs at the HPs and HFs level.

 

  1. Therapeutic Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014): CAF is supplementary supporting the nutrition component of BPHS in Takhar province through implementation of therapeutic supplementary feeding program with financial support of WFP. CAF with partnership of Merlin/SCI is implementing the project in all HFs of Takhar province.

 

  1. Therapeutic Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) (April 2013 – Dec 2013):  CAF is supplementary supporting the nutrition component of BPHS in Badakhshan province through implementation of therapeutic supplementary feeding program with financial support of WFP. CAF with partnership of Merlin/SCI is implementing the project in 22 HFs of Cluster 1 of Badakhshan province. 

 

 

 

Community Development

  1. Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and sanitation Project (SWSS): Afghan sustainable water supply and sanitation project implemented in 2 districts of Badakhshan province funded by USAID/ARD started from April 26, 2010 and ended on Sep 26, 2010. After assessment of CAF catchment area selected two districts of Badakhshan . After assessment of CAF catchment area selected two districts of Badakhshan Through the implementation of this project ,open defecation free(,ODF) sites were identified and set up and the general health and hygiene conditions of the respective community improved significantly. The bad/unhygienic cultural habits of the people changed positively.
  1. Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and sanitation Project (SWSS): Afghan sustainable water supply and sanitation project implemented in 2 districts of Takhar province funded by USAID/ARD started from April 26, 2010 and ended on Sep 26, 2010. After assessment of CAF catchment area selected two districts of Takhar province. .Through the implementation of this project, open defecation free (ODF) sites were identified and set up and the general health and hygiene conditions of the respective community improved significantly. The bad/unhygienic cultural habits of the people changed positively.
  2. Community Mobilization Pilot Project: Community mobilization intervention (CMI) project funded by Save the Children in Bangi district of Takhar province started from Oct 01, 2010 and ended on May 31, 2011. The goal of project was to improved community involvement for better health outcome. After completion of TOT the project staff replicated the training to health facility, HP, shura and community.
  3. Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and sanitation Project (SWSS): Afghan sustainable water supply and sanitation project implemented in 2 districts of Takhar province funded by USAID/ARD/Tetra Tec started from Nov 24, 2010 and ended on Jun 5, 2012. Through the implementation of this project, open defecation free (ODF) sites were identified and set up and the general health and hygiene conditions of the respective community improved significantly. The bad/unhygienic cultural habits of the people changed positively.
  4. Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and sanitation Project (SWSS): Afghan sustainable water supply and sanitation project implemented in 2 districts of Badakhshan province funded by USAID/ARD started from March 24, 2011 and will end on Jun 5, 2012. Through the implementation of this project, open defecation free (ODF) sites were identified and set up and the general health and hygiene conditions of the respective community improved significantly. The bad/unhygienic cultural habits of the people changed positively.
  5. Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and sanitation Project (SWSS): Afghan sustainable water supply and sanitation project implemented in 2 districts of Badakhshan province funded by USAID/ARD started from Nov 24, 2010 and ended on May 24, 2011. Through the implementation of this project, open defecation free (ODF) sites were identified and set up and the general health and hygiene conditions of the respective community improved significantly. The bad/unhygienic  cultural habits of the people changed positively 
  6. Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and sanitation Project (SWSS):