Vitamin Angels: Pop-up Medical Clinics in Rural Afghanistan

Afghanistan

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Thousands of people in rural Afghanistan have been displaced by civil war and lack reliable access to food, water, and shelter.

To reach these vulnerable populations, Kirk Humanitarian partners with and donates a supply of multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) to Vitamin Angels. Through its network, Vitamin Angels ensures that Kirk Humanitarian’s MMS reaches the Universal Necessary Relief Organization (UNRO), an on-the-ground group in Afghanistan.

UNRO establishes pop-up medical clinics in remote communities with the help of volunteer doctors and nurses – some of these communities are only accessible via horse or donkey. They have reached more than 19,000 pregnant women in four districts in rural Afghanistan, helping women who would have neither the means nor the ability to access the nutrients they need during pregnancy be better prepared have healthy pregnancies and babies.

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