- To develop and to contribute to the reconstruction of the Afghan healthcare system
- Allow Afghan doctors and nurses of the FMIC to perform daily procedures autonomously
- Train the future afghan medical body
Capacity Building Programme
- Missions with French and international specialist doctors have been carried out to treat and operate on as many children as possible
- These experts also, and mostly, come to share their knowledge and skills with their Afghan colleagues via practical training sessions, lectures and distance tele-consultations between Paris and Kabul
- In 2015, 47 medical, technical and coordination missions have been organised and funded by La Chaîne de l’Espoir as part as of this human capital reinforcement programme. It represents 30 health professionals on-site, 949 man-days
Postgraduate Medical Education Programme (PGME)
- The FMIC is oﬃcially recognised by Afghan authorities and the Faculty of Medicine as a training centre and a residency training facility for interns and junior doctors keen to specialise in a particular area
- In 2016, the program benefitted to 49 residents, of which 5 women, in 7 specialties: paediatrics, paediatric surgery, cardiology, orthopaedics, anaesthetics, radiology and biology. By 2020, 68 residents will graduate.
- La Chaîne de l’Espoir helps develop this programme via theory and practice training sessions run by its experts during missions and video conferences. In a building boasting classrooms and test laboratories, residents can carry out their research works and attend various classes.
- 3 specialties will soon be introduced under this programme: cardiac surgery, ophthalmology and gynaecology-obstetrics.
- A tele-medicine programme was initiated in 2007 between Aga Khan Development Network, hospitals in three Afghan provinces (Bamyan, Badakhshan, Kandahar) and Khorog Hospital in Tajikistan
- Provides quality medical services to patients who have no physical access to them because they live in remote areas, due to insuﬃcient financial resources or a lack of health facilities
- Tele-consultation and e-learning sessions are included in the medical staff training programme. Since 2007, 18,000 patients benefited from this programme.