From the American People
BASICS-III is a global project that supports sustainable reductions in mortality for children less than age five. In Afghanistan, USAID aims to improve the effectiveness and accessibility of child health, nutrition, and related pediatric services through the development and integrated implementation of high- impact interventions to prevent and reduce illness, mortality, and malnutrition among Afghan children less than age five. Through BASICS, USAID coordinates closely with the Health Service Support Project and Tech-Serve project to assist central, provincial, and community levels of the health system to achieve and maintain reductions in infant and child mortality. In collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) USAID assisted in the development of a Child and Adolescent Health Policy, a child-health strategy, and a strategic framework for implementing the policy. Additionally, USAID works closely with MoPH-managed non-governmental organizations in 13 USAID-supported provinces to improve their capacity to deliver an integrated package of child health services within the Basic Package of Health Services and the Essential Package of Hospital Services. These services include growth monitoring and promotion, maternal and newborn care, and immunization.
BASICS-III Fact Sheet - Jan 2013
8 September 2011
USAID/BASICS Female community health worker teaches Afghan mothers to improve hygiene in their homes through regular hand washing. Many children in Afghanistan...
16 August 2011
USAID/BASICS Young boy shows the fruits of the kitchen garden that will provide a variety of nutritious vegetables. The carefully irrigated kitchen...
10 September 2011
USAID/BASICS A community health worker treats a child with pneumonia, explaining the treatment to her mother. Bamyan’s mountain ranges are beautiful to...
29 August 2011
USAID/BASICS An Afghan doctor administers a vaccination to a baby girl in Farza District to protect her from communicable diseases. Routine vaccinations...
15 September 2010
Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
Miriam has only three children; although she has just given birth to her sixth child, two other infants died within days of birth. However, this...
13 June 2010
Jawzjan Province, Afghanistan
With sadness in her eyes, 16-year-old Fatima cradles her baby boy. Her son is often ill and has remained small compared to other children. She...
15 May 2010
On May 6, the National Maternal and Child Survival Committee of Afghanistan launched the revised Child and Adolescent Health Policy and Strategy and presented the...
19 May 2013
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