In the name of God, the merciful and beneficent
Afghan Association for Physical Therapy
In the name of the Almighty Lord who made the entire creation in all its greatness, and gave the earth for man to live on.
Thanks be to God, who is ancient and aware of all circumstances – if He granted pain, he also taught us the way of cure.
Oh God! You, who are all powerful, make us able to support those who are disabled, to give them spiritual and physical strength.
War has lasted more than 25 years in Afghanistan, and the country therefore possesses a great number of disabled people who would benefit from physiotherapy services. These benefits are still being perceived by the country or its society. Physiotherapy educational centers are being strengthened and developed, but no research centers yet exist in the country. It should be understood that serving Afghanistan’s disabled people should be considered a service owed to our dear Afghanistan, as a payment of the Islamic, human and national debt. Service to these people is a form of worship.
Apart from the disabled, there are numerous others who would benefit from physiotherapy services in Afghanistan, who suffer consequences of all the years of war, and an still-developing health-care structure. Physiotherapy has much to offer the health-care system, in hospitals, clinics and community based work. (more…)