Swedish Comittee for Afghanistan, Mehterlam, Laghman, Afghanistan
Abdul Baseer, MD
Deputy Project Manager, Swedish Comittee for Afghanistan, Mehterlam, Laghman, Afghanistan
My name is Abdul Baseer son of Sardar Khan. I am from Nanagarhar province of Afghanistan. I completed my primary and secondary education in Peshawar, Pakistan while I was living there during Russian attack on Afghanistan. I have completed my medical studies in Nangarhar medical College Afghanistan. Soon after completion of my MD degree, I attended a Basic operative surgical skill training and became a Master trainer of basic surgery and replicated the training in four public health hospitals of Afghanistan; the project was closed due to lack of fund so I joined AHTP (Afghan Help and Training Program) one of local Afghan NGOs which was partner of IMC/BPRM, an international American NGO which was working in primary health care and reproductive health. I worked with AHTP in the position of health officer and liaison director for almost four years, then I joined AMI (Aide Medical International) a French NGO in Afghanistan as a health supervisor/Hospital supervisor. Beside this I had the responsibility of Nutrition program implementation in Laghman. Soon after I was promoted to field medical coordinator with AMI, in fact AMI was implementing BPHS program (Basic Package of Health Services) which includes seven basic components of health:
- Mother and child health
- Child health and immunization
- Communicable disease control
- Mental health
- Supply of essential drugs
After working two years with AMI, the BPHS project was handed over to SCA (Swedish Committee for Afghanistan) and I was recruited and selected as a Deputy project Manager of BPHS project with SCA. I have been working with SCA since November 2009 and I am mostly handling the technical issues.
It is important to mention that while I was working with AMI I joined Preston University in Peshawar Pakistan for my post graduation and I have completed executive MBA in health Management. I was attending the weekend classes and at the same time I was working with AMI. Fortunately I passed and completed my MBA with 3.9 GPA.