EXPANDING COMMUNITY BASED OUTREACH VACCINATION (CBOV) USING MOBILE IMMUNIZATION STRATEGY IN KANDAHAR PROVINCE


BARAN implemented CBOV project to support routine immunization through 38 Community-Based Vaccinator teams. The project aim was to improve access and increase coverage of immunization services for unserved children residing in white areas of the low performing districts of Kandahar province. Through this project, we have launched Community Based Outreach Vaccination (CBOV) using mobile immunization strategy in remote and underserved areas where fixed centers, outreach activities and mobile ... [read more...]

POLIO SUPPORT TO ROUTINE EPI SERVICE DELIVERY IN KANDAHAR PROVINCE


BARAN implemented “Polio Support to Routine EPI Service Delivery in Kandahar Province” project. The overall objective of the project was to increase routine immunization coverage among children under one years old through deployment of 45 extra vaccinators. This boosted EPI coverage, sustain immunity for polio, address the gap of shortfall in number of vaccinators. Ultimately, this contributed in improving health status of mothers and children under one year. Through this project, we have ... [read more...]

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND HEALTH SYSTEMS PREPAREDNESS PROJECT IN KANDAHAR PROVINCE


BARAN implemented COVID-19 project in Kandahar province since June 2020 through one Provincial Hospital, 14 Districts Centers and 16 Rapid Response Teams (RRTs). The project aims were to: 1)  Increase public awareness and promote healthy behaviors on COVID-19; 2) Conduct community surveillance and early detection of COVID-19 suspected cases; 3) Ensure infection prevention and control measures at the health facilities and community level; and 4) Manage and isolate cases of suspected and ... [read more...]

STRENGTHENING AND SCALING-UP MALARIA PREVENTION AND CASE MANAGEMENT TO IMPROVE HEALTH STATUS IN AFGHANISTAN


BARAN implemented this project with the objectives of control and treatment of malaria at HFs and community levels as well as conducting trainings for CHWs, CHSs and HFs in-charges. The main objectives of this project were to reduce malaria morbidity in all malaria stratum; to reduce malaria mortality; to reduce the incidence of Plasmodium Falciparum malaria to sporadic cases with a vision to completely interrupt transmission; and to reduce malaria morbidity in high risk area (stratum one ... [read more...]

TARGETED SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING PROGRAM (TSFP) IN KANDAHAR PROVINCE


BARAN implemented TSFP project in Kandahar with the objective of reducing severity of malnourished pregnant and lactating women and reduce of mortality of moderate and acute malnourished children. The project provided nutritional services throughout Out Patient Therapeutic Program (OTPs) of targeted population and distributing supplementary food including Ready to Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) and super cereal through OPD-MAM sites. The project was funded by WFP, started in July 2019 and ended ... [read more...]

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