MAZAR-E SHARIF (ACTED News) -- In Dashte Shor, a very vulnerable Land Allocation site in northern Afghanistan, the community now has access to a mobile health clinic for the first time. In December 2010, ACTED staff became aware of a leishmaniasis outbreak among adults and children in the community. ACTED linked with a clinic in nearby Mazar-e Sharif, who agreed to send a team to the site to provide free treatment, benefiting 110 members of the community by January 2011.
In order to expand access to health care in Dashte Shor, which was previously deprived, ACTED negotiated with the government to get a mobile clinic to go there twice per month to provide general health services. By early March 2011, over 400 cases were treated by the team.