Community Based Health Care Activities:
OCCD as a community- based development organization has successful experience of implementing Community Based Health Care program as integral part of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in several part of Afghanistan. As a national NGO, OCCD remained closer to the community, worked with them and provided timely response to their needs and obtained their trust. This has further enhanced the organization’s capacity to work in challengeable areas. OCCD is well experienced in provision of CBHC and educating and deploying community health workers such as community midwives and community health nurses. OCCD has expanded the coverage of BPHS through training and supporting CHWs and FHAGs in remote areas; establishing female health Shuras at both HF and HP levels. Improving referral activities has been the core objective of the OCCD’s CBHC activities through CHWs and FHAGs. They were trained on detecting and timely referral of diseases requiring specialized care. OCCD believes that its past experience of extending coverage of health services through CBHC activities and improving of quality of health care through building required capacities in HFs as well as community are the main assets for the organization that enable the organization to undertake any challenges and come up with significant accomplishments.