Since 2003, Afghanistan has witnessed significant progress in the health sector. In spite of these gains, mortality rates for Afghan women and children remain much higher than the rest of the world, in part due to the limited use of birth spacing and family planning services. Afghanistan was ranked 180 of 195 countries on child mortality in 2013, and pregnancy-related causes of death remain the leading risk for women in their child-bearing years.
Afghanistan has made remarkable achievements over the last 12 years, some of the most dramatic of which are in the growing access to health care services and the resulting improvement in health outcomes. Thanks to the dedication and professionalism of the Ministry of Public Health, and with the support of USAID and the international community, maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan have declined by 80 percent and child mortality rates by almost 50 percent.
2015 06 09 Press Release - HEMAYAT Launch (Dari)
2015 06 09 Press Release - HEMAYAT Launch (Pashto)
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Last updated: July 06, 2015