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5 May 2016
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In a remote mountain village, a UNFPA-supported community midwife successfully delivers quadruplets
It was midnight in the remote Afghanistan village of Balakoh.  Thirty seven year old Zainab was in her tenth hour of labour. With every passing hour the agony increased, until at last her worried... Read more
4 May 2016
Press Release
International Day of the Midwife “Women and Newborns: the Heart of Midwifery”
4th May 2016 – Afghan Midwives Association (AMA), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and USAID funded Jhpiego-HEMAYAT project commemorated the International Day... Read more
4 May 2016
Press Release
International Day of the Midwife “Women and Newborns: the Heart of Midwifery”
4th May 2016 – Afghan Midwives Association (AMA), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and USAID funded Jhpiego-HEMAYAT project commemorated the International Day... Read more
26 March 2016
Dispatch
Kabul 26-27 July 2016 - The Central Statistics Organization (CSO) of Afghanistan with the technical support of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organized a seminar in   Kabul to share findings... Read more
9 March 2016
Dispatch
KABUL 9 March 2016 - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), together with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners, celebrated International Women's... Read more
8 March 2016
Dispatch
KABUL, 8 March 2016 - The United Nations in Afghanistan celebrates today International Women's Day, which is being marked globally under the theme of "Planet 50-50 by 2030" to  challenge entrenched... Read more
29 February 2016
Press Release
Herat City - 29 February 2016 - Central Statistics Organization (CSO) of Afghanistan rolls out the Socio Demographic and Economic Survey to Herat Province. Herat is the 10th province where the survey... Read more
21 December 2015
Dispatch
The Ministry of Economy together with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund launched the State of World Population 2015 report, today December 20, 2015 at the GMIC. The global report looks at the... Read more
17 December 2015
Dispatch
Patooni Basir is a counselor at the Family Planning Unit of Malalai Maternity Hospital in Kabul. Every day she talks to approximately 160 women about birth spacing. "Some of them have eight children... Read more
17 December 2015
Dispatch
"I got married when I was 21 years old and I became pregnant soon after. Everything went well until my labour pain started", she recalls. Arifa lives in a remote village called Tejab in Almar... Read more

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