RMNCAH Key Achievements Since 2015

  • Afghanistan obtained membership of the Family Planning 2020 Global Initiative.
  • Afghanistan made commitment to the Women, Children and Adolescent Global Strategy 2.0. to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and be align with the global strategy.
  • National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Strategy 2017-2021 developed.
  • The RMNCAH Regional Program Review Workshops for 34 provinces conducted in Kabul, Nangarhar, Herat, Balkh and Kandahar regions.
  • Provincial RH officers were equipped with IT equipment and other necessary tools to effectively communicate and provide timely response and report.
  • Total of 9,583 health providers, managers of clinics and hospitals, and teachers were trained on BEmONC & CEmONC, Basic and Advance Newborn Care, Family Planning, PPIUCD, Implant, Obstetric Fistula, PPH, ETS, CHX, HBS, IMCI, ETAT, School/Youth Heath, and Hospital management.
  • Development processes of the RMNCAH polices, strategies, standards, guidelines, protocols and LRPs effectively led and implementation of the developed documents ensured through effective contribution and involvement of the MoPH central and provincial departments, technical and implementing partners and stakeholders.
  • Field Monitoring visits conducted from the health facilities of seven provinces to ensure provision of quality RMNCAH services.
  • The RMNCAH key indicators and related HMIS data tracked and analyzed at national and sub-national levels through using the RMNCH Score Card and decisions are made based on evidences for obtaining the MoPH ultimate objectives.
  • The RMNCAH Provincial Profile and dashboard produced which combines provincial disaggregated data from different sources into a single platform.
  • Total of 22 Newborn Intensive Care Units in 17 provinces established through financial support of SAARC project.
  • Four RMNCAH training and resource centers established in Balkh, Kandahar, Herat and Kabul provinces by the support of a USAID funded HEMAYAT project.
  • The MoPH/RMNCAH Program website developed and officially launched in January 2017. The website acts as resource center for all RMNCAH related documents and resources.
  • Total of 40 ambulances were distributed to provinces; 21 provincial hospitals Blood Bank Centers were equipped and their services improved; in addition, supplies were provided to blood banks in 34 provinces through the RMNCAH Trust Fund project.
  • High impact interventions introduced including Chlorhexidine 7.1% gel introduced in 12 provinces to prevent newborn infection; community- and facility-based distribution of Misoprostol in four provinces to control PPH; and distribution of calcium supplementation for pregnant mothers to prevent pre-eclampsia/eclampsia.
  • A 3-day National Maternal and Newborn Health Conference conducted to improve maternal and newborn health.
  • A National Family Planning Inter-Sectorial Coordination Committee established.
  • A one-day National Symposium on prevention and control of Post-Partum Hemorrhage (PPH) conducted.
  • A home-based MCH handbook developed and it is getting pilot in two provinces including Kabul and Nangarhar.
  • A Comprehensive National Newborn Care Action Plan 2016-2020 developed.
  • A Comprehensive National workplan on prevention of Early Marriage and Early Pregnancy officially launched.
  • National studies conducted including EmONC Quality of Care Assessment, Comprehensive FP Need Assessment, FP Use and Non-use, and Quality of child healthcare at PHC facilities for the purpose of evidence-based decision making.
  • Under the leadership of the RMNCAH Directorate and supports of UN agencies and International partners, Kabul Medical University is supported to provide competency-based training education for medical students on obstetric discipline.