With the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 in Herat, Afghanistan, health centers were flooded with patients. Lack of adequate health facilities and personnel caused many problems in hospitals. Health centers in peri urban areas also faced a high number of patients.
The infection of medical personnel to the COVID-19 also added to the problems. Diarrhea, vomiting and skin diseases are common among children. Adults also suffer from diseases such as kidney and stomach problems.
Buying medicine is another issue for the families due to poor economic situation. Realizing the situation, World Vision Afghanistan within the Fragile Context Programming Approach project seconded health workers including medical doctors to provide health services in the community health centre.
Now, peri urban areas in Herat have insufficient health facilities, while World Vision distributes free medicine to the patients. World Vision Afghanistan’s promise is to support the most vulnerable families.