From the American People
Through Leadership, Management and Governance Project (LMG), USAID, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), provides technical assistance and capacity-building support to MoPH-contracted non-governmental organizations to improve the planning, management, implementation, and quality of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) delivery in 21 provinces. Specifically, USAID works with the MoPH to improve the quality of services provided to women of reproductive age and children less than age five; increase the number and performance of BPHS and EPHS service providers; improve the capacity and willingness of communities to make informed decisions about their health; and integrate gender awareness and gender-sensitive practices into BPHS and EPHS service delivery. Through Partnership Contracts for Health (PCH), USAID supports community-based midwifery education programs in Bamyan, Badakhshan, Ghor, Hirat, Jawzjan, Khost, Laghman, Logar, Nuristan, Paktya, Takhar, and Wardak provinces. USAID also provides organizational capacity-building technical support to the Afghan Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Afghan Midwives Association, and the National Midwifery and Nursing Educational Accreditation Board. Additionally, USAID’s Health Services Support Project (HSSP) collaborated with the Afghan Center for Training and Development to conduct gender research and to promote the integration of gender awareness into health provisions.
HSSP Fact Sheet - Jan 2013
HSSP Fact Sheet - Jan 2013
Program Evaluation of the Pre-service Midwifery Education Program in Afghanistan 9/16/2009
1 March 2012
USAID/HSSP Sadeqa Khavari, a 28-year old single mother and a midwife Sadeqa Khavari’s older sister died while giving birth and now she...
29 November 2011
Across Afghanistan, many health professionals like Dr. Sayed Zia Ul Rahman, a health officer in Worsaj District, USAID/HSSP Mir Ahmad, a...
25 September 2011
The purpose of the training was to increase the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to women throughout their childbearing years with the ultimate goal of saving the lives of women and babies.
27 July 2011
HSSP/USAID Bibi Gul Jamal displays prevention of postpartum hemorrhage educational materials. Bibi Gul Jamal works tirelessly as a community health worker to...
10 November 2010
Zulaikha is a community health worker (CHW) in the village of Lay-Lay, one of the most remote areas of Bamyan Province. Lay-Lay is almost an...
8 March 2010
Afghanistan suffers from one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world – currently, one in six women dies during childbirth. To protect mothers...
30 April 2010
Forty new midwives graduated from the Hirat Institute of Health Sciences, ready to provide improved care to mothers and infants in their home communities, on...
31 October 2009
Shibirghan, Jawzjan Province, Afghanistan
On October 18, Jawzjan province celebrated the graduation of 23 new midwives from a USAID-supported midwifery education program. The skilled midwives will be deployed back...
15 August 2009
Midwives, crucial healthcare providers who help mothers deliver healthy babies, now have a new tool to build their skills and knowledge. On July 22, USAID...
In The News
17 July 2012
USAID USAID works on reducing maternal adn newborn mortality in Afghanistan by increasing the number of trained midwives The Afghan Ministry of...
28 June 2012
USAID/Afghanistan A new generation of midwives in Herat Twenty-eight midwives received certificates at today’s graduation ceremony in Herat. Herat’s Deputy Governor Alhaj...
30 April 2012
USAID/HSSP Afghan Minister of Public Health, Suraya Dalil addresses midwives at the event celebrating the International Day of the Midwife in Kabul ...
11 July 2011
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the global community in observing the 22nd World Population Day today in a special year...
3 May 2011
به تاریخ 3 ماه می، وزارت صحت عامه در کابل محفل روز بین المللی قابله ها را برگذار نمود. این محفل در ارتباط با هفتمین...
Bronwyn Jones/USAID Ms. Brooke Isham, USAID deputy mission director speaks at the international day of the midwife celebration in Kabul. On May...
14 March 2011
USAID/Afghanistan The USAID-funded Health Services Support Project and the Afghan Ministry of Public Health hosted a ceremony to recognize health facilities that have met...
کابل افغانستان/14 مارچ 2011 (23 حوت)- پروژه حمایت از خدمات صحی که توسط اداره انکشافی بین المللی ایالات متحده مساعدت مالی میگردد و وزارت...
8 March 2011
کابل افغانستان/ 8 مارچ 2011 (17 حوت)- به روز یکشنبه در کابل داکتر ثریا دلیل سرپرست وزارت صحت عامه پلان عملی H4 Plus ...
Acting Minister of Public Health Dr. Suraya Dalil announced the “H4 Plus Action Plan on Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Afghanistan” at an International...
23 May 2013
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