Dr. Said Habib Arwal

Dr. Said Habib Arwal


National Coordinator for Community Based Health Care Department, MoPH Afghanistan

  • Global Health International Guest lecturer
  • Master Degree of Community Change, Health and Conservation, USA 2011
  • MD, Kabul Medical University (1996)

·         Studied UNITAR  Management and Leadership 6 Months Course

(In Japan, Miyazaki university training center there is a list of successful persons who have good achievements regarding reproductive health, and fortunately the name and photo of Dr. Arwal is in that list.

  • Nominated as the Health system hero for future health systems to DFID by Johns Hopkins University and School of Public Health.
  • Studied  International Community Health Course, Oslo University, Norway
  • Studied Community Based Social Development, AKDN University, Karachi Pakistan
  • Studied Community Change and Conservation, India, Peru, USA and Nepal
  • Studied International Leadership Development Course, Asian Health Institute, Japan  
  • Studied SAARC Special Community Based Service Development  Course South Korea
  • Dr. Arwal established the first Community Midwifery Training (CMT) program in Shinwar Health Cluster, Eastern Province of Nangarhar in 1999 and established the Community Based Health Care Department within MoPH in 2005. So far MoPH was able to establish around 20 more CMT in different provinces of Afghanistan.
  • Dr. Arwal was employed in 1997 as District Health Officer, Mohmandara Nangarhar Province
  • Dr. Arwal was employed in 1998 as Shinwar Health Cluster Management Team Leader Nangarhar Province
  • Dr. Arwal was employed in 2005 as National Coordinator for Community Based Health Care department of MoPH Afghanistan.

Main achievements in CBHC Afghanistan:

  • CBHC Afghanistan is recognized Internationally after Dr. Arwal’s presentation in APHA/CBPHC   Annual Conference in USA date: November 2009
  • On December 2009, Dr. Arwal has participated in SAARC Special community Based Service Development seminar and Dr. Arwal was elected during this Seminar as leader of the team in South Korea
  • Dr. Arwal was accepted as International member of USA/CBPHC working group.
  • Dr. Arwal has established community based development coordination committee among ministries (MoPH, MoE, MoWA, and MRRD) and Dr. Arwal have the leading role of this committee
  • Dr. Arwal and his CBHC team was able to conduct first Shura’s Coordination Conference in MoPH dated October 2009, four Ministries (Minister of Public Health, Two Deputy ministers of Public Health, some GDs of MoPH, Acting Minister of Rural Rehabilitation, Deputy Minister of Education, Deputy Minister of women Offers) 80 head of all ministries relative Community committees (Shuras) and media representatives were present.
  • CBHC Success story was published / Ministry of Finance as successful program of the MoPH.
  • Dr. Arwal by supporting of MoPH Leadership was able to recognize one day as a national CHW’s day on 14th of Quas which was recommended by H.E President Office.
  • Dr. Arwal and his team were able to develop a standard Policy and Strategy for CBHC Program.
  • Dr. Arwal and his team were able to develop standard training materials