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Afghanistan Government and Partners sign Historic Declaration based on new study to save thousands of women and child lives
May 13, 2015

KABUL, 12 May 2014 - The Government of Afghanistan today officially signed the Kabul Declaration for Maternal and Child Health, a pledge by government, United Nations agencies, civil society and donors to implement cost-effective, high-impact interventions that will save the lives of more than 35,000 children over the next five years.

The Declaration also includes a commitment to improve government accountability, through a quarterly performance review of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health using the new Call to Action scorecards.

“The Government of Afghanistan has made an unprecedented promise to improve the health and save the lives of mothers and children in the country,” said H.E. Firozuddin Feroz, Afghanistan’s Minister of Public Health. “The Kabul Declaration is our commitment to make this a reality,” said Dr. Feroz.

Addressing the conference, Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil the Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled said, “We applaud the Ministry of Public Health for this momentous leap towards accountability. We look forward to seeing the gains for Afghan mothers and children in the coming years.”

May 13, 2015

2015 05 13 Press Release Afghanistan Government and Partners sign Historic Declaration based on new study to save thousands of women and child lives (Dari)

May 13, 2015

2015 05 13 Press Release Afghanistan Government and Partners sign Historic Declaration based on new study to save thousands of women and child lives (English)

May 13, 2015

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Afghanistan, is seeking applications from qualified Afghan nationals interested in providing the PSC services for the Security Liaison Assistant FSN-09 position, as described in the attached solicitation.

May 12, 2015

Maternal Health Fact Sheet (Dari)

May 12, 2015

Improved Health for Afghan Mothers and Children

OVERVIEW

In 2002, Afghanistan had one of the highest rates of maternal and child mortality in the world due to a lack of basic health care, equipment and facilities. As a result of the Afghan Government and development partners’ efforts to improve health services and public health policy, these rates are declining but remain among the highest in the region.

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