Health centres and schools for Northern Afghanistan
News from 2017-12-13 / KfW Development Bank
KfW proceeds with its commitment to stabilising the country
After many years of involvement, KfW Development Bank is moving forwards with its commitment to stabilising Northern Afghanistan: five projects improving social and medical conditions for the population have now been concluded and handed over to the responsible government agencies in Baghlan Province. A total of 16,000 people are now benefiting from a new health station, a training centre for medical staff and three schools.
KfW has been implementing the Stabilisation Programme for Northern Afghanistan on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office since 2010. To date, it has completed some 380 projects, including schools, roads, bridges, health stations and the expansion of irrigation systems. For its projects, KfW cooperates with non-governmental organisations, such as the Agha Khan Foundation, Mercy Corps, and the French NGO ACTED. Through KfW, the German Federal Foreign Office has provided around EUR 102 million for the programme.
Around 12,000 people are benefiting from the new health station in the Khinjan District. The station can treat up to 60 women, men and children on a daily basis. Medical staff can now receive training in a new training centre. Its 13 rooms can be used to provide advanced professional training to around 1,000 nurses, carers and medical assistants.
Three new schools have been built to improve access to education, particularly for girls. Out of the 3,400 pupils, there are 3,265 girls and 135 boys. The schools are equipped with modern facilities: as well as classrooms, toilets and wells, they also have their own computers and labs.