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 for being one of the best
hospitals in the area for Afghans; particularly in helping land mine
Malalai hospital was closed after 10 years due to lack of financial support.
But with the help of the Afghan Women's Mission we re-opened a smaller hospital
in Nov. 2001 in Rawalpindi but through the kind donations from supporters
around the world, RAWA changed it into a larger 25-bed hospital in Jan.
2002. The hospital is equipped with an operation theater, delivery room,
dressing room, OPD, IPD, X-Ray, ultra-sound, 2 ambulances, laboratory, ECG
etc. With 25 employees, the hospital provides free medical care to around
250 Afghan refugee women and children everyday.
Though the hospital was operating Since Nov.2001 but on
May 28, 2002 Mr Steve Penners, officially inaugurated
the hospital. The idea of re-opening the hospital was presented by Steve in
1999 who, along with some other RAWA supporters, worked hard to realize this
The credit for Malalai Hospital's service to deserving Afghan refugee women
and children goes to all of our supporters around the world, as without their
support and donations it would have been impossible to re-open the hospital
which our martyred leader Meena herself established.