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New strategy discussed at National Health Conference for Afghanistan’s maternal mortality rate

Amid new indications that the rate of maternal mortality has worsened in the country, officials from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), international health organizations, and other government agencies met at the National

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A new health initiative on the way to improve health of Afghan women and children

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah visited the Indira Ghandi Institute for Child Health, a national children’s hospital supported by USAID, on Saturday to announce a new initiative to improve the health and well-being of

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Dr. Nasrin receives International Woman of Courage Award for promoting women’s health in Afghanistan

On March 4, 2014, Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom presented Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil with the Secretary of State’s International Woman of Courage Award in Washington, D.C. at a ceremony attended by First Lady Michelle Obama. Dr. Nasrin was one

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Afghanistan’s population growing at an unprecedented rate

Ministry of Public Health has expressed their concerns about the unprecedented increasing population growth of Afghanistan. The Ministry has projected Afghanistan’s population to reach 60mn in the next 20 years. Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil cited the high female

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