UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
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3 January 2018

Engaging Women Civil Society in Family Planning Through Workshops

In spite of significant progress on reduction of maternal and child mortality, Afghanistan is still among the countries with the  highest maternal and child mortality rate. Average family size is high and modern contraceptive use is rather low. Family planning is one of the most cost effective interventions to reduce maternal

27 December 2017

More than Seventy Afghan Mothers to Receive Obstetric Fistula Surgical Repairs

With the technical and financial support of UNFPA, Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan established its second obstetric fistula treatment centre in Herat regional hospital. UNFPA provided trainings for 9 health workers including surgeons, midwives and an anesthesiologist. In this centre, 27 patients with pelvic floor

27 December 2017

Afghan Mother’s life saved in remote village by Midwife

It was midnight in the remote mountainous village of Arvige in Chesht-e Sharif district, Herat province of Afghanistan. Khurshid, an Afghan mother was 16 weeks pregnant with her 5th child. Amena, 22, the midwife at the UNFPA supported Family Health House (FHH) funded by Italian Agency for Development Cooperation; was examining



UNFPA Afghanistan Biannual Newsletter, Volume II, Issue II 2017
UNFPA is the United Nations agency which leads global efforts to help ensure that every...

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