Women attending the hygiene training in Kabul City.
On December 18, 2010, 120 women from six villages in Kabul Province graduated from hygiene-training workshops, which were supported by USAID’s Local Governance and Community Development Project. The workshops were part of the Ministry of Public Health’s Community Based Health Care 2009-2013 policy initiative to emphasize training, education, and community outreach as key tools of healthcare intervention. Forty women each from Dih Sabz, Khaki Jabbar, and Kabul City participated in 13 days of training led by skilled female trainers, and received soap, nail cutters, gloves, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other materials. In Serkai Village of Dih Sabz, 60 women started coming to the center for the training, which was designed for only 40 women. As a result, the Mali (the head preacher of the mosque) of the village arranged for the remaining 20 women to receive training, expanding the impact for additional families within the community. Through this project, USAID facilitated the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s presence in isolated areas while empowering communities to address a basic public health concern through training and capacity building.
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