Medair is an international humanitarian organization established in 1988. Medair has been operating in Afghanistan since 1996 with programmes mainly in the Health, Water & Sanitation, and Livelihoods sectors with significant reconstruction activities in remote areas. Current projects are Water & Sanitation, Food Security, & Disaster Risk Reduction.
Medair’s Health and Nutrition project in Uruzgan Province is designed to increase access to quality of life saving PHC and nutrition services for underserved communities, through integrated mobile health and nutrition teams (MHNT). This includes IMNCI, RH (ANC, PNC & FP), management of acute malnutrition in children under 5 years and pregnant and lactating women, increasing access to routine immunisations through referral to existing services, and PSS. The programme also addresses key determinants of ill health and malnutrition through promotion of improved Maternal Infant and Child Nutrition (MIYCN) practices and health and hygiene behaviours. The programme aims to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on health and nutrition outcomes of women and children.