Afghan Refugee Clinic
The Afghan Refugee Clinic (ARC) is being managed by Greenstar Social Marketing since 2013. The clinic serves healthcare needs of 700 families (around 7,000 individuals) of Afghan Refugees living in an Afghan Refugee Settlement in the suburbs of Islamabad. In the beginning a temporary shelter was built by Hashoo Foundation in the Afghan settlement as a Basic Health Unit (BHU) in collaboration with UNHCR and GIZ under the project Health Services & Education. Later on, at the end of this project, this temporary shelter was abandoned by Hashoo Foundation due to lack of funding. Greenstar took over the shelter in April 2013 after signing a MoU with UNHCR and upgraded it into a MCH clinic on the basis of need and demand from the community. Greenstar renovated the premises, equipped the MCH clinic with essential medical equipment and appointed the relevant staff. MCH clinic became functional on 27th July 2013 and continued its operations till June 2017 with the German Support through KfW. The KfW support ended in June 2017, however, Greenstar decided to continue the ARC operations from its own resources.
The ARC serves healthcare needs of 700 families (about 7,000 individuals) of Afghan Refugees living in the Afghan Refugee Settlement in the suburbs of Islamabad. The clinic provides following primary health care and MCH services to the community: