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Photographs

Photographs for journalistic use and for the illustration of publications will be provided via download from the internet. The authorization is valid for single use only and cannot be transferred to other persons. Please request the user name and the password for the download under the following addresses:


Ms Barbara Wiegel
Phone Nr.: +49 (2304) 68163 email: barbara.wiegel@chak-hospital.org

Mr Gerhard Sprissler Phone Nr +49 (9078) 800 860 Mail: gerhard.sprissler@chak-hospital.org

 

 

 

Information for press release
Following you can find press briefings and model texts at your disposal.
Press briefings (with a specific date are authorized statements of the committee C.P.H.A. and may be used for reports by daily, economical and specialized press.
The model texts (with validity date until…) may be seen as support or inspiration when you plan a lecture with Karla Schefter and – for example – want to report in regional papers.

 

Short version (valid until: 31. December 2018)

Current events in Afghanistan: Long-term peace! Karla Schefter lecturing with photographs at xxxx

Latest reports forget the humanitarian and medical emergency of Afghan people very often: People still count as victims even if they are not or not yet involved in military action.

“Afghanistan still – or more than ever – counts to the poorest countries in the world. What that means for people is reported by Karla Schefter who gained first-hand-experiences in site during her work as one of the founders and as the project manager of the Chak-e-Wardak hospital. We invite you dearly.

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The Chak-e-Wardak hospital was founded about 75 km south-west of Kabul in 1989. Today it is a well-known hospital in the rural areas of Afghanistan. Every year an incredible high number of patients seek medical assistance and thus temporary peace. In “record years” more than 100,000 patients are recorded, 75 percent being women and infants.Also in this year Karla Schefter is on site to control the fates of “her hospital” In her lecture Karla Schefter reports about the current events in the country. The excellent connoisseur of circumstances and backgrounds talks about the work in the hospital in the shadow of terrorism. Relentlessly she stands up for strengthening the humanitarian help. Because for still just one thing counts: “It is about human beings. We are not allowed to desert them in such a difficult situation. Neither morally nor financially.”

Long version (valid until: 31. December 2018)

Current events in Afghanistan: Because it is about human beings!

Karla Schefter lecturing with photographs at xxxx

War, military action, destruction: Way too often latest reports, while reporting about soldiers, NATO- and UN-mandates as well as asking for “someone guilty”, forget the humanitarian and medical emergency of the Afghan people. Everyone is a loser in the country that is devastated for more than thirty years – even the ones not or not yet involved in military action. Help is necessary everywhere.

Afghanistan still – or more than ever – counts to the poorest countries in the world. What that means for people is reported by Karla Schefter who gained first-hand-experiences in site during her work as one of the founders, as the project manager of the Chak-e-Wardak hospital and who tries to ease fates with her team wherever possible. We invite you dearly.

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1989, almost three decades ago, the Chak-e-Wardak hospital was founded about 75 km south-west of Kabul. Today it is a well-known hospital in the rural areas of Afghanistan – and especially in the area of Wardak with more than 500,000 inhabitants.In the long-term average, since our statistical returns in 1993, more than 70,000 patients have sought medical assistance a year, although these numbers have risen up to 100,000 since 2010  amd represent a record equally sad and delightful. Even under the hardest – for us unimaginable – circumstances those people perceive help, about 75 % being women and infants. Thus they practice temporary peace during their stay at which they are also provided with food.

As always Mrs. Schefter plans to be on site this year to control the fates of “her hospital”. However she discharges her tasks mostly from Kabul (Afghanistan); because since one and a half years the safety situation permits Europeans – even ones that are as “controllable” as Karla Schefter - the arrival to and a stay in Chak just in secret hit-and-run operations.

In her lecture Mrs. Schefter talks about the work in the hospital and the current events in the country. Die excellent connoisseur of circumstances and backgrounds tells about work in the shadow of terrorism. Relentlessly the former head OT nurse stands up for strengthening of humanitarian help. Because for her still just one thing counts: “It is about human beings. We are not allowed to desert them in such a difficult situation. Neither morally nor financially.”