HI has been active in Afghanistan since 1987. In 1996, HI built a rehabilitation centre in Kandahar for people with disabilities, including landmine victims. The centre provides physiotherapy services - including a workshop for manufacturing prostheses and orthoses.
HI is a strong actor promoting and advocating for the rights of survivors of landmines and other people with disabilities as a whole and provides technical support to Afghan authorities and other key stakeholders, contributing to a better acceptance and integration of them in the society and enhancing their access to medical and other basic services.
HI has activities on Mine Risk Education, provides rehabilitation services, trains the local personnel of the Ministry of Health and supports to the health facilities. HI assists in improving the quality of rehabilitation service by developing a curriculum and training courses for physiotherapy professionals based on recognized international standards. Finally, HI also provides community-based Psychosocial Support (PSS) and emergency home-based rehabilitation services in key districts.