Call for Action! Action for Development is partnering with One Day’s Wages on Developing the Capacity of Midwives!

For many years, Afghanistan has grappled with one of the highest maternal mortality rates globally. Since 2001, the country faced a severe shortage of midwives, with only 1’000 practitioners available.…

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Primary Health Centre

While significant strides have been made over the last two decades in restructuring Afghanistan’s health system, Afghanistan remains off course in meeting it’s global health targets (SDGs). In 2013, AfD set up a CHC in Kabul. It is the first port of call for 60,000 people and used by around 2,000 patients every month.

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Formation Des Sages-Femmes

The idea of a midwifery training came in response to the communities’ dire needs. Under the Taliban, female healthcare specialists were banned from their jobs, and males were forbidden from caring for women. This created a huge gap in women’s healthcare since there were only around 467 working midwives for a total population of around 20 million (World Bank). When the regime was overthrown in 2001, the Government of Afghanistan hurried to answer the population’s needs, and by 2012 Afghan midwifery forces were up to 3,500 (UNFPA 2014). However, the lack of time and resources did not allow for high-quality training for midwives. As a consequence, the course was limited to 18 months rather than the 4 years it lasts in developed countries.

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