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Better Health for Afghan Mothers and Children Project
DATES: September 2008 - September 2012
The Better Health for Afghan Mothers and Children Project will contribute to sustained improvements in maternal, newborn, and child (MNCH) health outcomes. The project supports the following MNCH community and facility-based interventions: infant and young child feeding, immunization, pneumonia case management, diarrheal disease prevention/case management, including a zinc supplementation pilot, and safe maternal and newborn care. Barriers to access are being addressed by expanding the roles of community health workers (CHW) and midwives; providing better quality of services by improving the competency and supervision of health services providers; and increasing equity through the active engagement of influential leaders and the community. The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and two Afghan NGOs - the Coordination for Humanitarian Assistance (CHA), and MOVE Welfare Organization - implement the project in Hirat Province.