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Estonia helping train women in health care in the Dar e-Suf district of Northern Afghanistan


The foreign ministry supports the continuation of the training of women in the field of health care in the Dar e-Suf district of Northern Afghanistan.

Foreign minister Urmas Paet said that the goal of Estonia's development assistance is to help Afghanistan reach a stage where Afghans are able to manage their day-to-day lives themselves, including providing first aid and in the area of health care in general. "We have invested over the course of several years now, primarily in helping to develop the areas of health care and education. Our goal has been to have as many Afghan women and children as possible receiving better health care," Paet said.

65 women from the Dar e-Suf district of Northern Afghanistan are taking part, who, upon having completed their training, will open first aid and counselling centres in their respective villages. The health of women and pregnant women in the region will improve thanks to the training. As well, sanitary conditions will be scrutinised and improved, which will reduce the spread of diseases. Construction of a roof for the new classrooms of the Bagram girls’ school will also be completed as part of the project.

The project will be implemented by Estonian NGO Mondo and local Afghan partners. The foreign ministry is supporting the project with 13 440 € from funds intended for development cooperation.

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