Medical Committee Afghanistan-Netherlands

is a volunteering initiative, consisting of a multidisciplinary group of medical doctors and academics living in the Netherlands.
Our Beginning

MCAN is an independent working group which has officially been established in 2014. Though it must be mentioned that MCAN started its activities back in 2010, when a group of young doctors formed a committee dedicated to help Afghanistan in the rebuilding process.

Our Values

MCAN is committed to advancing and strengthening the level of health care in Afghanistan. Currently, we aim at knowledge sharing. In the future MCAN wants to support and enable Afghan and other health professionals residing in the Netherlands to (temporarily) return to Afghanistan to offer short- or long term assistance and expertise to the health sector of Afghanistan.

Our Mission

MCAN seeks to contribute to the improvement of easily accessible and quality healthcare services in Afghanistan. To achieve this, we aim to engage Afghan and Dutch health professionals, academics and health- and financial organizations that are interested in Afghanistan.

Sharing medical knowledge

These are our objectives to accomplish our mission.
Sharing knowledge

To enhance medical teaching and improve medical curricula in Afghanistan through knowledge sharing and capacity building trainings

Building a network

To identify and mobilize Afghan health professionals and medical academics based outside Afghanistan and to build links and a database of these experts

Bringing expertise

To facilitate short and long- term deployment of members of the Afghan Diaspora residing in the Netherlands for the improvement of the health care sector in Afghanistan

Collaborating to become stronger

To collaborate with other organizations involved in capacity building and knowledge sharing both inside and outside Afghanistan to draw on already well-established expertise and experience

Our projects

These are our current projects.

MEET MCAN 11th October of 2018

Thanks everyone who joined us for MEET MCAN 2018! During this meeting we exchanged our projects, experiences and thoughts with you all.

Benefit diner 26th June of 2017

Our benefit diner was a great succes! We raised €10.062,19 for our projects to enhance medical education in Kabul.

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