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1 August 2022
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Ms. Ayobi (left) receives her certificate after completing her midwifery training.

Women’s struggles, difficult pregnancy inspires mother to become a midwife

Faryab, Afghanistan – Growing up, midwife Sima Ayobi witnessed how pregnant women struggled to access maternity care in their remote village in Faryab province. Experiencing the same challenge later... Read more

26 June 2022
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20,000 women and girls affected by Afghanistan earthquake need access to safe delivery, dignity kits

20,000 women and girls affected by Afghanistan earthquake need access to safe delivery, dignity kits

PRESS RELEASE   20,000 women and girls affected by Afghanistan earthquake need access to safe delivery, dignity kits   Kabul, Afghanistan – Close to 20,000 women of childbearing age, including 1,929... Read more

14 June 2022
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Dr. Nazifa Hamrah checks on Haadiya (face covered) after her fistula repair surgery at Malalai Maternity Hospital in Kabul.

Fistula patients not forgotten as Afghanistan crisis continues

Kabul, Afghanistan – As the country continues to face an unprecedented crisis that has greatly impacted on its health system, health facilities are striving to ensure that reproductive health... Read more

10 May 2022
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Midwife Laila Amini checks on a mother and newborn at the Arkalik Village Family Health House. © AADA

With community support, Family Health House scores zero maternal death

Faryab, Afghanistan – It was five years ago during winter when a 17-year-old girl in extreme labor pain was taken to the Family Health House in Arkalik Village in a wheelbarrow. She was about to give... Read more

31 March 2022
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Midwife Zul Haja displays some of the reproductive health care supplies she provides for women at the Zero Point clinic in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province, on the border with Pakistan. © UNFPA/Stenly Sajow

Midwives ensure life-saving reproductive health care for women returning to Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – At the Zero Point clinic in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, on the border with Pakistan, midwife Zul Haja often works late into the night to assist returnees in need of... Read more

31 March 2022
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: UNFPA scaling up support to save and protect the lives of Afghan women and girls

UNFPA calls on international community to increase funding for lifesaving maternal health and protection services in Afghanistan   Kabul, Afghanistan - The people of Afghanistan are facing... Read more

7 March 2022
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Displaced residents on their way to a mobile health team in Kandahar to avail of free medical services.

Traumatized by chaos and miscarriage, young mother finds a lifeline in the mobile health team

UNFPA appeals for $250 million funding to sustain humanitarian response and reach more Afghans in need   Kandahar, Afghanistan - In the southern part of this province, internally displaced persons (... Read more

20 December 2021
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A midwife at Kabul's Malalai Maternity Hospital attends to a newborn. © UNFPA Afghanistan/Zaeem Abdul Rahman

Emergency health kits ensure maternal and newborn care in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan – The Malalai Maternity Hospital is one of Kabul’s busiest, welcoming around 85 babies into the world every day, including 20 by Caesarean section. But the ongoing crisis in the... Read more

1 December 2021
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Press Release: Prioritize needs of women and girls in Afghanistan

Press Release: Prioritize needs of women and girls in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan – With International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November launching 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, UNFPA, the United Nations... Read more

21 November 2021
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Mobile health teams: On the road saving lives in Afghanistan’s most remote areas

NANGARHAR, Afghanistan – At just one year old, Shahpirai’s son was suffering from severe malnutrition. Yet without the means or available facilities for him to receive proper health care, his mother... Read more

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