The Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan places reducing maternal and neonatal deaths and improving the quality of reproductive health among its top priorities. Afghan families deserve the highest possible standards of reproductive health. With this Strategy, the Ministry demonstrates its continued commitment to achieving its goal of making quality reproductive health services available to all families in Afghanistan.



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Baghlan Province ensures female staff coverage in 100% of facilities

Women are less likely to access needed maternal health services when female providers are unavailable. Yet many health facilities struggle to recruit and retain women. In Baghlan Province, a review conducted in 2015 showed that only 76 percent of health facilities had at least one female health care provider. Many of these positions were filled […]
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Spreading health messages, from text to household, to improve family support to expectant mothers

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), supported by the USAID-funded HEMAYAT project, conducted a four-month gender SMS campaign in 23 provinces of Afghanistan. Through this campaign, seven MoPH-approved messages on gender and maternal health were delivered to approximately 800 Community Health Supervisors in order to increase community awareness about gender and health.

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MCH Home-Based Records Vitalization

This workshop intended to bring national governments, WHO, and UNICEF staff together with design professionals and other experts to maximize the role that home-based records can play in generating demand for vaccines and improving service delivery to ensure that more children receive vaccines on time. The workshop that took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from […]

Facility Based Newborn Care (FBNC)

The Facility Based Newborn Care (FBNC) study visit and training workshop was organized in the Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi from 12th till 26th December 2016 with the financial support of UNICEF and technical assistance of India National Neonatology forum for 22 participants from 6 provinces of Afghanistan. The National Neonatology Forum (NNF) came into existence […]