run Malalai Hospital in Pakistan

We urge you to help us provide desperately needed healthcare to Afghan refugees by raising funds for Malalai Hospital. Consider making a tax-deductible donation today. The monthly maintenance costs of Malalai Hospital is $19,000 (US dollars).

Make a Donation Now

Hundreds of thousands of our women and children are in need of the medical services provided by Malalai Hospital. Many are sick and dying from easily treatable conditions. We kindly urge you to help our women and children by making a monthly donation of $20, $50, $100 or more to the Afghan Women's Mission, a US-based NGO set up to raise funds for the hospital. For every $50 that you give you will be making it possible for 16 women and children to be seen and treated by a doctor. We thank you in advance for your help.

About Malalai Hospital

RAWA founded Malalai Hospital in 1986 in Quetta, Pakistan for the purpose of providing health care to Afghan women and children refugees. It served 400 patients per day and developed a reputation of being one of the best hospitals in the area particularly in helping land mine explosion victims.

Malalai was the name of a legendary Afghan woman who participated in the battle of Maiwand against the British troops in 1880. It is narrated that she used her veil as a banner to encourage the Afghan warriors in the battle against the invaders.

Though it was necessary to close Malalai hospital after 10 years due to lack of financial support, we have re-opened the hospital in Nov. of 2001 and are now treating Afghan women and children. Your support is needed to help keep this program running .

How you can help
There are a number of ways for individuals to help keep Malalai Hospital open:

The Afghan Women's Mission is a collaborative project between RAWA and RAWA supporters based in the United States. The goals of the AWM include:

Health Care: establish and operate free hospitals serving primarily Afghan women and children refugees.

Education and Empowerment: support schools and other programs for Afghan refugees to alleviate emotional suffering and decrease illiteracy and joblessness; and to empower Afghan refugees to build sustainable livelihoods.

Awareness: conduct campaigns to increase public awareness on human rights and related issues in Afghanistan and Afghan refugee camps.

Make checks payable to
IHC/Afghan Women's Mission

and send them to:
Afghan Women's Mission
P.O. Box 40846
Pasadena, CA 91114-7846
From 1986 to 1996, Malalai Hospital provided medical care to hundreds of thousands of refugee women and children in Quetta - Pakistan.

Also the hospital team educated women some basic medical aid.

The hospital was closed due to financial problems of RAWA

A doctor treats landmine victim in the hospital

Malalai Hospital doctors also operated patients

Your donations can help these innocent children and their mothers.

Kindly inform us by emailing when you are sending donations.
Heartfelt thanks in advance for your help to the most oppressed women.

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Photos of the inauguration ceremony of Malalai Hospital

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