Touching the lives of the masses ...
Medical advice for the needy ...
Working with community leaders ...
Bringing a smile ...
We care ....
Nurturing generations....
Utilizing technology ...
Creating awareness ...
Satisfied looks ...
Back to school ...
Supporting the suppressed ...

Established in 2001, Bakhtar Development Network (BDN Global) is a leading local NGO in Afghanistan that has pledged to invest in communities at the grassroots level so they are empowered to succeed in their development process and escape poverty. 

Our work touches the lives of an estimated 3.5 million people through BDNs community trained members that are contributing change makers in 58 districts of Afghanistan through community based healthcare services, women empowerment, community development by improving living conditions and educational advancement.  In 2011 Bakhtar Development Network Global Suisse (BDN Global Suisse) was registered in Geneva Switzerland, as the European representative office. BDN Global Suisse aims at:

  • Improving the quality of services through improvement of afghan professional’s knowledge.
  • Raising adequate funds for integrated community development initiatives
  • Advocating for rights of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

In 2014, BDN Global has been granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).


Our Partners

Our Donors

Reduce Infant and maternal mortality rate - Afghanistan

credit : UNICEF

Success stories

BDN Global in Herat Province - through the eyes of locals.

"Community engagement is another secret of our success in health service delivery and its sustainability." ...Read more


Areas we focus

Events and News

Recent Events

BDN Newsletter October 2014

Awareness campaign at the Global Health Forum

Attic Sale on 5th April 2014

Bake sale at Plainpalais Market


OCHA Humanitarian Report : Afghanistan Flash Floods Situation Report No. 6 as of 2100h (local time) on 10 May 2014.

May 2014

Entire village wiped out in seconds: 2,100 confirmed dead after hill collapses in Afghanistan following heavy rain as officials give up hope of finding more survivors.

May 2014

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Full impact of Afghanistan landslide revealed: the village of Aab Bareek is now a tomb. 

 May 2014

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Afghanistan : Flash floods

August 2013

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Consolidated guidelines on the use of ART drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection by WHO

June 2013

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