The Emergency Health Care Services Programs is structured under the Program Management Department and lead by the program director and the management director mainly and in specific by the Managers and their staffs in the funded projects. The HCS department activities and services are designed and determined based to the organization capacities, government policies, accessibilities and needs on the ground with special focus on the donor interest and requirements.

The WRDOAW’s Emergency Health Care Services and Nutrition programs focus on basic lifesaving maternal, newborn and child healthcare, communicable disease prevention and control, the Minimum Initial Service Package for reproductive health in crises (MISP), including adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), family planning, detection and treatment of acute malnutrition and breastfeeding promotion. In addition, we will works on building capacities of local people using Basic Package of Health Service – BPHS standards and provision of all basic health rights of the populations.

Emergency Health Care Services and Nutrition programs, where appropriate and feasible, are integrated with WRDOAW’s other priority sectors including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Child Protection, Education and Food Security and Livelihoods. This integration enables a holistic approach to meeting the needs of children, mothers and their families in times of crisis.

These program interventions are facilitated in close collaboration with national health authorities and through engagement with national and regional coordination cluster mechanisms. In cases where local infrastructure and capacity are significantly diminished, WRDOAW provides direct services as an interim measure until the transition of these services to local authorities is possible by its respective donors contribution.

WRDOAW implemented the six calendar months’ Mobile lifesaving health services for conflict affected IDPs in Qaysar district of Faryab province – (ERF/AFG/O473/079) under the UNOCHA – ERF contribution sum of $ 82,145 USD to cover basic (including internal & seasonal diseases’ patients, normal bear or pregnancy) and emergency (including basic injuries, wounded of war and conflicts, and the pregnant women needs operation which is referred to the nearest governmental hospital) health needs of the 3,138 direct beneficiaries including 1,110 conflict affected IDPs of Qaisar district of Faryab province. See the details in the project final and audit reports in the Publication.

In addition, the WRDOAW is currently advocating with the donors and researching the specific locations under the programmatic coverage areas for the developing proposals based to the consolidated needs of the ground.

As No one knows when the next earthquake, flood or landslides, conflicts will strike. But we do know children and vulnerable women are severely affected by the disasters. They also suffer greatly during conflict, drought and disease outbreaks. That’s why WRDOAW is prepared to help protect vulnerable families including pregnant women, boys and girls during disasters and their aftermath. We also support children’s needs throughout ongoing, complex emergencies.

 

When disaster strikes, chaos reigns. It’s not always immediately clear what help will be needed or how much. By contributing to our Vulnerable Women’s Emergency Fund, you will enable us to immediately serve children and pregnant women through disaster planning, preparedness, response and recovery work Northern provinces of Afghanistan.