The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) that provides healthcare programs through 129 health facilities in Wardak and Laghman provinces, as per Balance Score Card (BSC) survey conducted this year the health program had greater achievements. During 2018 Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Maidan Wardak has jumped from 11th position to the third position, and in Laghman the BPHS jumped on from 17th position to the 10th position.
Dr. Hafizullah Malang, BPHS Project Manager in Wardak, presented a presentation to the participants from the health program of WRMO and from the Provincial Health Directorate during celebration ceremony conducted on July 31, 2018.
“the BSC is a tool for evaluation of health services, it assesses all dimensions of the health facilities, it shows the strong areas in green color, the medium work areas in yellow color and the weak work areas in red colors.” Said Dr. Malang.
According to Dr. Mohammad Salem Asgherkhil, the Provincial Public Health Director: “The Balance Score Card survey is not being delivered by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) and nor by Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan, but it is being delivered by a third and neutral party, thus their results are very credible and authentic.”
As per the BSC assessment, in 17 working areas, its color was green, four ears were yellow and two were red colored areas, but the program staff are committed to convert the red colors into yellow and the yellow colors into green and obtain the first position in the upcoming year.
For more than 35 years, The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan delivers health services in different provinces of Afghanistan. As per the last year annual report, 2.6 million Afghan have been checked up by SCA health facilities and there has been 3% increase in the medical facilities.
In addition to this, SCA has built hospitals and health clinics in those rural areas where people had limited or they did not have any access to health services, and trained midwives, physiographists, and nurses in the rural areas. For the upcoming years, its target is that rural communities, women, children, and people with disabilities have equal access to health services.