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An occupational health services initiative at a women's hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Kitt MM; Khalid G; Rahimi S; McCarthy BJ
Public Health Rep 2006 Nov-Dec; 121(6):650-657
This article describes the process of developing targeted occupational health services for the health care workers in a women's hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, as part of a larger project to establish an obstetrics and gynecology residency training program at the facility. The goal was to create a feasible and sustainable program to: (1) address basic health care needs impacting the ability of these Afghan health care workers to optimize learning opportunities; (2) decrease absenteeism due to illness; (3) decrease the likelihood of infectious disease transmission among staff, from staff to patients, and from patients to staff; (4) foster belief that a healthy and safe working environment is a basic right; (5) begin to collect preliminary health status indicators on health care workers in this employee population; and (6) serve as an adaptable program to expand to other Afghan health care workers.
Occupational-health-services; Women; Health-care-facilities; Medical-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Health-care; Occupational-health; Training; Medical-care; Medical-personnel; Occupational-diseases; Diseases; Disease-prevention; Disease-control; Workers; Worker-health; Work-environment
Capt. Margaret M. Kitt, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, Mailstop K-20, 2900 Woodcock Blvd., Chamblee, GA 30341
Issue of Publication
Public Health Reports
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division