Over the past 20 years, Afghanistan’s health care system was heavily subsidized by foreign organizations. The majority of that support has disappeared.
Presently, Morning Star has 5 teams in three cities addressing the health care needs of those in desperate need of health services, impacting over 50,000 Afghans annually. These services include:
- Birth Life Saving Skills (BLiSS) – BLiSS is a community-based health education program covering basic health, pregnancy, birth, new-born care and family planning. The course is taught to both men and women, and aims to raise community awareness of maternal-child health issues, and to significantly reduce high rates of maternal and neonatal mortality.
- Kabul Education University Health Clinic(KEUHC) – provides basic medical, dental, and pharmaceutical services to the students on campus.
- Health & Nutrition–Many children die each day from preventable diseases. Morning Star has dedicated teams that provide training in basic hygiene and nutrition so that families can live healthy and productive lives, especially in areas where hospitals and clinics are unavailable..