Acknowledging the current crisis in the country in terms of health and food security, and in order to reach out to the poor and needy families, SADA Board of Director has decided to include Health as a new working component to the core areas of interventions. In this regard SADA has also developed and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). Nevertheless, SADA already has sufficient experience in this field, as health and nutrition were embedded in most of SADA’s projects.
Most recently, SADA brought on-board a number of qualified medical doctors to its Core Leadership Team (CLT) for leading the Food-security, Nutrition, and Health department of the organization. The team has already developed good coordination with the MoPH and partner organizations. SADA is trying to explore and establish partnerships with donors with the aim to improve health for all citizens, particularly women, children and the most vulnerable through the delivery of quality and financially sustainable health services for underserved populations.
Social Association for Development of Afghanistan (SADA) is a non-governmental, non-for-profit and non-political Humanitarian and Development organization. SADA was founded in 1994 when Afghanistan was severely affected by internal war and access to any humanitarian facilities and services was practically debarred.
SADA was established with a vision of “To alleviate poverty and human sufferings to see educated, self-reliant, peaceful and developed Afghanistan” by enhancing access to quality and free education, improving health system, upgrading local agriculture & irrigation systems, increasing awareness around hygiene and sanitation, and advocating for the rights of women & children.
SADA has started its first operation in Kandahar province by implementing a UNOPS funded WASH project with the total fund of $12,657 in 1996. SADA gradually expanded its operations across the southern region by establishing partnerships with UNOPS, UNDP, UNWFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, Malala Fund, Street Child – Children in Crisis, GPE, JICA, Action Aid, ZOA Refugee Care, Royal Netherland Embassy, PRT and the government of Afghanistan.
SADA has been able to successfully implement over three hundred small and large humanitarian and developmental projects in various sectors across the country. Those projects have greatly contributed in improving the living conditions of hundreds of thousands needy people. SADA built up strong relationships with communities and gained a particular acceptance among the local people.
SADA is headquartered in Kabul and currently has sub offices in Kandahar, Zabul, Helmand, Sari-Pul, Faryab and Urozgan provinces. On the basis of service delivery, the organization has good reputation among donor organizations, government officials, Community elders and other stakeholders.