To provide healthcare to Afghans, in particular women and children;
To train healthcare providers (for example doctors and midwives) in Afghanistan, with a particular focus on those organisations which provide assistance to mothers and children;
To provide medical supplies to healthcare providers in Afghanistan, particularly in rural and remote areas where such supplies are scarce;
To provide healthcare education to Afghan women, particularly those who have been denied a basic education, in order to equip them with the necessary skills and literacy to care for and support themselves and their families;
To establish a healthcare clinic in a womens prison;
To promote awareness of the healthcare needs of women and children in Afghanistan, for example, through the medium of film.
A CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Since 2009 Karen was working on a documentary in Afghanistan. Her intentions for this piece of work were as follows:
".. to use the medium of healthcare to provide an in-road for people outside of Afghanistan to come on a journey with me as I explain what I am seeing. The access that a doctor or healthcare professional has to a community is unlike that available to a journalist; the trust and conversations are different. The insight is through the lens of birth and death, of loss and disability, and reflects every aspect of the consequences of conflict on individuals and on their community. The loss of nearly all elements of the infrastructure of a country; security, governance, education, transport, clean water, sanitation and power, are all visible in the health of the people"