“I still struggle with my emotions. However, I have been able to lose about 10kg and I am working hard to continue to lose even more weight with your help and your effort on our behalf.”
It was exciting to see their desire and willingness to work together, and the initiative they took to help one another and to ensure clean water for their community.
This encounter with our physiotherapist through our Operation Mercy Hope and Health project has made a big difference for one girl with a disability who now,
Hope and Health is a place where psycho-social and physical recovery meet. Here is a haven where people can be listened to in confidence, and where their unresolved grief can see the light of day.
“When I arrived at my daughter’s home, her pain had already begun. It was midnight, and we could not get to the clinic,” said Mrs. Siamoy*.
“We all are thankful for these lessons and are so happy that we have my daughter-in-law and my grandchild with us.” – Birth Life Saving Skills participant
“How can the wounds of our hearts be healed?”
Operation Mercy BLiSS projects continue to make a significant impact in Afghanistan. In 2017, over 2,800 women and 600 men participated and graduated in the 17-week BLiSS course in Afghanistan.
“Together with my relative, I joined the class and I have benefited from it a lot. I feel better emotionally and everyone at home is happier with me!
Many men in the communities are learning how to better care for their pregnant women.
BLiSS is a health education program about pregnancy, birth and new born care which began in 2005. The programme was created to help address the child and mother mortality rate in Afghanistan which remains one of the highest in the world.
She was discouraged when she learned there could be no seminars in her village. But soon we will have good news for Aygul and others like her!
Now more families in rural southern Kyrgyzstan have useful health information in addition to basic food necessities.
Educating disadvantaged communities about their health does not only prevent illnesses and improve their wellbeing, but it can also save lives.
We have distributed DVDs including this video about “How insulin is made” and many more resources for patients and doctors to more than twenty endocrinologists so that they can use them to increase their own knowledge and educate their patients.
Shakhnoza was worried. Her 14-month old child was very thin and had become sick very quickly…
“When I come here all my worries go away.” Exercises and social support are making a difference in women’s lives.