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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.”

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Last updated: May 13, 2015

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