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Our History

WELCOME TO AGENCY FOR ASSISTANCE & DEVELOPMENT OF AFGHANISTAN!

 

Agency for Assistance and Development of Afghanistan (AADA) is a non-political, non-profit, and independent national organization. AADA is registered with the Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan under registration #33, and works within the country’s constitution. AADA was founded in 2005 with the main aim of providing quality health and social services, professional capacity building, and promotion of equal access of communities to developmental and humanitarian services.  AADA also responds to the needs of the Afghan people in accordance with the principles and fundamentals of civil society organizations.

 

Vision:  Empowered Communities

Mission Statement: Supporting communities to achieve long term changes in the lives of families and individuals.

 

Quality improvement, geographic expansion, diversification of funding, institutional development, gender equity, women empowerment and community development are among the main strategic directions reflected in the “AADA Strategic Plan”.

 

In its decade-long life AADA has operated in 30 provinces of Afghanistan;  Kabul, Ghazni, Wardak, Logar, Khost, Paktia, Paktika, Uruzgan, Zabul, Helmand, Nimroz, Farah, Herat, Kandahar, Badghis, Baghlan, Sar-i-pol,  Kunduz, Jawzjan, Balkh, Daikundi, Bamyan, Parwan, Panjsher, Kapisa, Noorestan, Nangarhar, Samangan, Faryab and Takhar.  Projects have directly reached an estimated population of more than five million vulnerable Afghans residing in urban and rural communities. 

 

AADA is a multi-donor funded organization in partnership with the Government of Afghanistan. AADA projects have been financially and technically supported by World Bank, WHO, USAID, Global Fund, GAVI, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNOCD, United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), GIZ, Juhannetier, Cordaid, WFP and Save the Children.

 

Over the past decade, AADA has successfully implemented more than 50 public health and community development projects, and 28 formal and informal education and professional capacity development projects, and has directly benefited 4,917,913 beneficiaries only in 2015. AADA has been actively involved in various short and long-term programs in the areas of agriculture, research, and community development initiatives.

 

AADA is the lead health project implementer (BPHS) in Nangarhar, Takhar, Faryab and Samangan, and EPHS implementer in Khost provinces. AADA has also applied for  funds from donors for implementation of vertical/complementary projects i.e. nutrition, harm reduction and prevention/treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria control programs, Advocacy for youth development and Community Midwifery Education/Community Health Nursing Education projects.

AADA has had annual turnover of 19,082,892 USD in 2015, 19,854,443 USD in 2014, and 10,555,668 USD in 2013 (for details please refer to the attached audit reports). AADA has broad experience and significant capacity in financial and management of large projects in Afghanistan. The funding sources are government of Afghanistan and development partners/donors, and the major source of fund is for BPHS/EPHS implementation from MOPH (World Bank and USAID).

 

AADA has employed a significant number of highly qualified and competent staff at its headquarter and in the provinces. The experienced and qualified team is composed of public health professionals, training and education specialists, and financial and accountant experts, communication and community development experts.

 

Since its establishment AADA is governed by the “Board of Trustees”  who provide overall policy direction and supports AADA to achieve its aims in the most efficient and effective manner, consistent with the organization’s values and guiding principles, and in line with the Afghanistan Government constitution.

 

Supervised by Board of Trustees, AADA senior management team, the Executive Board, is responsible for overall management of projects throughout the country, developing policy and strategy and delivering the organization’s plans, implementing decisions and measuring performance. AADA headquarter office is in Kabul, seven provincial offices oversee its field activities. At the headquarter the management team is led by the General Director, supported by a Program Advisor, Program Director, Program Development Director, Finance Director, Head of M&E, and Operation Manager. 

 

 

AADA has a strong Monitoring and Evaluation system in place. Monitoring of project activities is performed on three levels. Firstly, at national level, by the M&E department of the main office in Kabul, secondly, at provincial level, by the project senior staff, and thirdly, at community level.  The local community Shura members and other influential people are involved in monitoring of project activities to ensure availability of required staff and provision of services.

 

AADA training/education and sustainable capacity building, quality improvement program focuses on public health including training of community midwives and nurses, management and vocational trainings. Training/education and capacity building activities are either part of humanitarian or development projects, or are vertical projects. In either case, the complete cycle of modern training methodology is strictly taken into consideration, these include initial training need assessment (identification), customization of the contents and methodology (design), provision of in-class and practical trainings (implementation), and post-training follow up at the workplace for a specific length of time (evaluation/reflection).

 

The finance department manages overall financial aspects of AADA’s programs through professional and experienced qualified staff.  The finance department follows donors’ “Accounting Standards” and AADA’s policies and procedures. AADA uses modern approaches i.e.  QuickBooks for recording of the financial transactions.  AADA has established strong monitoring/control over its funding budget and expenses through internal and external auditing.

 

The operation team of AADA provides support to the program in terms of logistics and supply, Human Resources Management and administration affairs. Support is provided to the provincial offices regularly as well as based on needs.

 

 

Totally, AADA has 3,229 salaried staff (26% women), including 340 staff in it’s headquarter and provincial offices, who represent diversity in gender, ethnicity, language and geographic backgrounds. 

 

 

AADA Projects 2015 - 2016 

 

#

Project title

Province/s

Start date

End date

Client /Donor

1

Consultancy Services For Capacity Building of BPHS & EPHS health facilities staff on Nutrition Service Delivery under the proposed System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Project in 9 Provinces in Afghanistan

9 Provinces

Dec-2016

July-2017

MOPH

2

Scaling up HIV intervention among key affected population in Ghazni and Kandahar provinces

Ghazni and Kandahar

Nov-2016

Dec-2017

UNDP

3

Nutritional support to conflict displaced, returnees and vulnerable in Nangarhar province

Nangarhar

Oct-2016

March-2017

OCHA

4

Provision of timely effective trauma care and mass casualty management to conflict affected people of Nangarhar and Faryab province

Faryab and Nangarhar

Oct-2016

Sep-2017

OCHA

5

Provision of effective trauma care  and mass casualty management to conflict affected people

Nangarhar and Khost

July-2016

July-2017

OCHA

6

Malaria control program

Nangarhar, Faryab, Takhar and Samangan 

April-2016

March-2018

UNDP

7

TB control program

23 provinces

Jan-2016

Feb-2017

UNDP

8

Provision of health services to people living in conflict/white area through one HSC, one mobile team and two First Aid Trauma in Faryab

Faryab

Dec-2015

Nov-2016

OCHA

9

TB Challenge-Afghanistan

Takahr, Faryab and Nangarhar

Oct-2015

Sep-2016

USAID/MSH

10

Provision of BPHS under SEHAT II

Takhar

July-2015

June-2018

MOPH/World Bank

11

Provision of BPHS under SEHAT II

Faryab

July-2015

June-2018

MOPH/World Bank

12

Provision of EPHS under SEHAT II

Khost

July-2015

June-2018

MOPH/World Bank

13

Improving Nutrition in Mother’s, Newborns and Children (INMNC)

Nangarhar Takhar and Faryab

June-2015

Sep-2016

Save the Children

14

Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP)

Nangarhar, Takhar and Samangan

June-2015

Sep-2016

WFP

15

Community Midwifery Education (CME) program

Nangarhar

Sep-2014

Sep-2016

MOPH/World Bank

16

Community Health Nursing Education (CHNE) program 

Nangarhar

June-2014

June-2016

MOPH/World Bank

17

Midwifery Program/ HIS

Balkh

June-2014

Aug-2016

BMZ/The Johanniter

18

Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)

Nangarhar

May-2014

Apr-2015

Save the children/OCHA

19

Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP)

Bamyan

May-2014

Dec-2014

WFP

20

Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP)

Samangan

Apr-2014

Dec-2014

WFP

21

Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP)

Bamyan&Samangan

Apr-2014

March-2015

WFP

22

Community Midwifery Education (CME) program

Paktika and Ghazni

Apr-2014

Aug-2016

USAID/MOPH

23

Initial EPI Training Courses

Five Regions

Mar-2014

Mar-2015

MMRCA/WHO

24

Provision of BPHS under SEHAT I

Nangarhar

Jan-2014

Dec-2016

MOPH/World Bank

25

Provision of BPHS under SEHAT I

Samangan

Jan-2014

Dec-2016

MOPH/World Bank

26

Youth advocacy, policy and RH information and services project

Kabul

Jan-2014

Dec-2016

UNFPA

27

HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention and harm reduction

Ghazni and Kunduz

Oct-2013

June-2016

Global Fund

28

Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)

Bamyan

Jul-2013

Mar-2015

Save the children/UNICEF

29

Community Health Nursing Education (CHNE) program

Jawzjan, Faryab, Wardak and Logar

May-2013

Sep-2015

Global Fund

30

Community Midwifery Education (CME) program

Balkh

Jan-2013

Feb-2015

Cordaid

31

Provision of health services through  17  Family Health Houses (FHH)

Bamyan

Apr-2012

Apr-2013

UNFPA

32

Community Midwifery Education (CME)

Balkh province

Mar-2012

June-2014

The Johannitter/BMZ

33

Provision of health services through  33  Family Health Houses (FHH)

Faryab

Jan-2012

Dec-2016 Extendable

UNFPA

34

Mirbacha Kot 20 beds Maternity Hospital

Kabul

Nov-2011

Oct-2014

The Johannitter/BMZ

35

Community Midwifery Education

Kabul

Mar-2011

Jun-2013

UNFPA

36

Result Based Financing (RBF)

Bamyan

Oct-2010

Mar-2015

MoPH/World Bank

37

Expansion of Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage EPPH

Bamyan

Jun-2010

Aug-2011

USAID/JhpiegoCorporation

38

Expansion of Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage EPPH

Faryab

Jun-2010

Aug-2011

USAID/Jhpiego

39

Community Health Council (JSJ)

Wardak, Khost, Bamyan and Faryab

Apr-2010

Jan-2011

COMPRI-A/USAID

40

Provision of Health Care for Marginalized Populations (MHT)

Bamyan

Apr-2010

Feb-2012

UNFPA

41

Provision of Health Care for Marginalized Populations (MHT)

Faryab

Apr-2010

Dec-2011

UNFPA

42

Child Survival Training for Private Health Sector

Afghanistan

Jan-2010

Sep-2010

COMPRI-A/USAID

43

Community Midwifery Education

Bamyan

Jan-2010

Jun-2013

UNFPA

44

Community Midwifery Education

Faryab

Nov-2009

Dec-2011

UNFPA

45

Provision of BPHS under PCH 07

Ghazni

Nov-2009

June-2015

USAID/MoPH

46

Provision of BPHS under PCH 05

Bamyan

Nov-2009

June-2015

USAID/MoPH

47

Provision of BPHS under PCH 15

Khost

Nov-2009

June-2015

USAID/MoPH

48

Provision of BPHS under PCH 06

Faryab

Nov-2009

June-2015

USAID/MoPH

49

Integrated Agriculture Assistance

Khost, Ghazni, Paktya and Paktika

Aug-2009

Sep-2010

USAID/IRD

50

Psychosocial  and GBV Training for Health and non-health workers

Bamyan-Faryab

Jul-2009

Dec-2012

UNFPA

51

Consultancy services for training of vulnerable women

Bamyan

June-2009

May-2010

WB/MoLSAMD

52

Consultancy services for youth development

Urozgan

Apr-2009

April-2010

WB/MoLSAMD

53

Vocational Training and Literacy

Paktika

Apr-2009

Dec-2010

USAID/IRD

54

Strengthening Provincial HIV/AIDS Program (SPHP)

Ghazni and Kunduz

Apr-2009

Sep-2013

GIZ

55

Internship Training Services

Seven Southern provinces

Mar-2009

Apr-2010

UNDP/ASGP

56

C-IMCI Training Courses

7 Central Region Provinces

Jan-2009

Dec-2011

HSS/GAVI/MoPH

57

Integrated Maternal/Child Health and Nutrition (IMCHN)

Bamyan

Jun-2008

Apr-2011

UNICEF

58

Carpet weaving

Jawzjan

Apr-2008

Sep-2008

USAID/ARD

59

Provision of BPHS under PPA/WA

Khost

Jul-2007

Mar-2009

MoPH/World Bank

60

Improved Livestock

Bamyan

Dec-2006

Feb-2008

USAID/ARD

61

Advocacy for Human Rights and Emergency Obstetric Care

Faryab

Nov-2006

Nov-2007

USAID/IPACS

62

Provision of BPHS under PPG 018

Khost

May-2006

Nov-2009

USAID/MoPH

63

Provision of BPHS under PPG 006

Bamyan

May-2006

Nov-2009

USAID/MoPH

64

Provision of BPHS under PPG 008

Faryab

May-2006

Nov-2009

USAID/MoPH

65

Accelerating Birth Spacing Practices

Ghazni

Sep-2005

June-2006

MSH-Hewlett

 

 AADA’s Offices across the country

Ø  Main office: House #1535, first lane, left side, Technique Street, Kart-e-Char, Kabul, Afghanistan

Ø  Nangarhar: House #1684, Nahia Sey, Street 16, Marastoon Square, Jalalabad, Nangarhar-Afghanistan

Ø  Samangan: Next to Communication Office, Katimamorin, Aibak City, Samangan-Afghanistan

Ø  Faryab: In front of Hazrat-e-Omar Faruq Mosque, Balooch Khana, Nahia Awal, Maimana City, Faryab-Afghanistan

Ø  Takhar: House #137, Sherkat Street, Taloqan, Takhar, Afghanistan.

Ø  Khost: Provincial and Proficiency Hospital, after complex office, Khost City, Afghanistan.

 

Contact details of the organization:

Dr S. Ashrafuddin Aini

General Director,

Agency for Assistance and Development of Afghanistan (AADA)

Email: aaini@aada.org.af; aada.kabul@gmail.com

Mobile: +93785285530

Skype: ashrafaini

Website: www.aada.org.af

 

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