World Bank acknowledges Kabul Clinic’s efforts to improve health of its community


Last Wednesday 30th of May the World Bank published an article acknowledging efforts of the Kabul Clinic to improve health for mothers, children and the wider community. Hootkhail Health Center was set up in 2016 to deliver a Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) under the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program, implemented by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). SEHAT aims to expand the scope, quality, and coverage of health services provided to the population, particularly vulnerable groups. It is supported by the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries and the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), in partnership with multiple donors. Health Works is the contract holder of the Kabul Urban Health Project.

The Health Center provides health services to an average of 3000 patients a month in a community with a population of approximately 60,000. The community has a high demand for vaccination, maternal health, family planning, and nutrition services. In addition to the medical consultations, the clinic also offers high quality medicines to patients who receive treatment at its outpatient department.  

To read the full success story of the Hootkhail Health Center, click here.