Afghan Health & Development Services
A non-profit,  501(C)(3), tax exempt, established in 1990.

for a healthy society


AHDS’ goal, as an active member of Afghan Civil Society, is to contribute in provision of humanitarian assistance and sustainable development for the people.



A healthy Afghan society that is socially and economically empowered!



We contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by addressing healthcare and social & environmental determinants of health, considering the triple nexus (humanitarian, development and peace).



The Codes of Conduct for NGOs engaged in humanitarian action, reconstruction and development in Afghanistan, recommends the following principle values: 

  1. Humanitarian principles (Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality and Independence)
  2. Do no harm
  3. Accountability
  4. Transparency
  5. Autonomy (independence)
  6. Equal opportunity (no discrimination

Priority Interventions

To achieve its mission, AHDS has decided to intervene in the following priority areas during coming five years:

  1. Healthcare
  2. Nutrition
  3. Water & Sanitation
  4. Education
  5. Community development
  6. Organizational development



News & Events

Security incidents have directly harmed NGOs. We call upon  all  parties  to  the  Afghan  conflict  to  end  all  forms  of  violence  against Humanitarian Actors – including NGOs and their employees  click here 

Open letter to Members of the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals: Effective targets to promote sustainable peace click here 

Protecting health-care facilities during the 2014 electoral process (by ACBAR Members) click here

Open letter: Effective targets to promote Sustainable Peace click -here  

AHDS developed its five years Strategic Plan (2014-2018), Click here for the summary. 

AHDS received an award from Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health and AMNEAB for the Best Midwifery Education in Kandahar and Urozgan provinces (photos).

Afghanistan's Ministry of Economics recognizes Afghan Health and Development Services (AHDS).   Click here to view certificate of recognition.

Click here to review AHDS' Form 990 (for 2016) 



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