Inaguration of the Green Star Afghan Refugee Clinic in Islamabad

Cutting of the ribbon for the official opening of the clinic Enlarge image (© Green Star) The official opening ceremony of an Afghan Refugee Clinic was held middle of October at the outskirts of Islamabad. Mr Peter Felten, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy and Mr Olaf Zymelka, Head of the KfW Pakistan/Afghanistan Division in Frankfurt, Germany formally inaugurated the clinic together with the team of Green Star.

The initiative of establishing the Afghan Refugee Clinic, taken by the German Government through KFW Development Bank together with Green Star, aims to provide quality medical services free of cost to Afghan refugee community members. Various services are available such as an Out-Patient-Department, labor room, screening room, counseling room and pharmacy.

During a tour through the community housing of approximately 550 households, the German  delegation learned about hygiene practices, safe water options, medical health care services, children’s health issues and general health demographics

Some of the community women shared their thoughts on the services being provided to them and expressed their gratitude for this initiative. In addition, an eye camp was set up on the side by a voluntary partner, Sight Savers, who also used the renovated clinic to provide free services to the community. The delegation expressed their gratitude to Green Star and appreciated their work.