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Healthcare for women and children in post-conflict communities is a
paramount agenda in global health. At the same time, health financing in
post-conflict and emergencies is an sobering issue. KinderBerg
International, e.V., a German humanitarian organization has been providing
primary care in three provinces in northern Afghanistan since 2008. We
have been serving approximately 250,000 people annually, predominantly
women and children. We calculated the cost of care per person per year
for 2010. We found that it is 4.16 Euro per person per year at our
comprehensive health center (CHC), 3.25 Euro per person per year for basic
health center (BHC).
We would like to share our data considering the
relatively paucity of actual data from the field. Whether it is high or
low would largely depend on what kind of health statistics we would see in
the next few years in the area.