Afghan Health And Development Services (AHDS)
Afghan Health and Development Services is a non-for-profit, non-governmental and non-political organization founded by Afghans on April 7th, 1990. AHDS is registered in Afghanistan as a national NGO (No. 5) and in the USA as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. AHDS is also an active member of Afghan NGOs Coordination Bureau (ANCB), Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR) and Alliance of Health Organizations (AHO). AHDS is one of the first signatories of the Codes of Conduct for NGOs engaged in humanitarian action, reconstruction and development in Afghanistan.
The people of Afghanistan, although still threatened by poverty and insecurity, want to build on the democracy foundation that was laid down in 2001. The people wish transparent transition of power to a freely elected government that can institutionalize democracy and peace in the country. The team of AHDS as an active part of Afghan Civil Society understands that community empowerment is inevitable for stepping towards institutionalization of democracy, social justice and sustainable peace. Surely, it is a precondition for cooperation and equal partnership among civil society, private sector and government in order to play their role in peace-building, state-building and good governance.
AHDS goal, as an active member of Afghan Civil Society, is to contribute in provision of humanitarian assistance and sustainable development for the people. See more