Saving the Lives of Mothers and Newborns in Afghanistan

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 The specific objectives of this analysis are to provide an overview of the following: 

  • the state of maternal health in Afghanistan, focusing on factors that effect women’s health before and during pregnancy; maternal mortality and its causes; intrapartum and postpartum morbidity and their causes; MNC services: and the impact of gender, poor food security and physical (in)security on women’s health.
  • the state of newborn health in Afghanistan, with a focus on the current level and causes of neonatal mortality, and the status of evidence-based interventions that could contribute to lower neonatal mortality
  • and the MoPH’s MNH policies and programs. 

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