Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Kabul Ambulence Part 2

For the next few days, we will be publishing blogs of HEEDA's newest member, Yagana Parwak. Click here for a brief bio of Yagana.

Yagana jaan spent a few weeks in Kabul this past May, working on various HEEDA projects and making careful observations. Please follow along with her blogs and please be sure to share!

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Our visit to Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital followed a night of unrest at a nearby hotel in Wazir Akbar Khan, where gunfire and explosions were reported. The hospital personnel at Indira Gandhi that lived near the area experienced a rough night. They all agreed that if peace was assured, Afghanistan would be able to prosper.

As the largest and most well known children’s hospital in Afghanistan, Indira Gandhi Hospital faces many challenges. Rooms with limited technology and resources were packed with patients, while their mothers and families sat on the floor nearby. We were glad to see that the new Emergency Department was under construction, with a goal to have at least the foundation completed before winter, when the conditions get rough.