Dashte Barchi Surgical Clinic

A surgical satellite clinic of NOOR Eye-Care Training Clinic, run in the Dashte Barchi sector of Kabul saw 18,869 patients and performed 360 surgeries in 2013.  60% of the patient at this clinic were female.  The clinic is running at full capacity and Hazara people (a minority ethnic group) are making journeys of 2-3 days just to come to this clinic.  Patients from Dashte Barchi prefer treatment at this clinic because of a reluctance to leave an area of town where they feel secure.  This particularly applies to female patients, who make up the majority of the beneficiaries.