Jhpiego has been working in Afghanistan since 2002, initially with funding from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Currently, Jhpiego is partnering with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health to implement the
Baltimore, MD – The number of midwives providing skilled health care to women in Afghanistan has more than tripled under projects implemented by Jhpiego and partners, leading to significantly more women surviving childbirth.
Jhpiego, an international health non-profit and affiliate
A project, supporting the Afghan government, uses community health workers to deliver life-saving medicine to pregnant women to prevent them from bleeding to death. Watch the video about the young health workers.
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In Paktia, a province in southeastern Afghanistan, a pregnant woman confided to the visiting midwife that she wanted to give birth at the local health center but her family wouldn’t hear of it. “What should I do?” she asked.
Midwife Sema Saboori was at a loss for words.
In the village of Kakara, in the Qarabagh District of Afghanistan, a community health worker is welcomed into a house, where she will provide lifesaving educational messages for a mother and her eight-day-old baby.
Seven years ago, health services in this area were virtually non-ex
Feroza Mushtari is a woman of substance. She is helping to bring quality health care to Afghanistan’s women and provide others with the skills to care for new mothers. She personifies the dedication and hands-on work required to rebuild her country.
Among the first graduates of the
Midwife Gaudiosa Mugyabuso Tibaijuka is leading Jhpiego’s efforts to help Tanzania provide skilled emergency care to pregnant women, mothers and newborns. With more than 30 years of experience, Tiba has delivered babies,
Shah Foladi, Afghanistan—Sadiqa Husseini was there the night her sister nearly bled to death giving birth. Ever since, she has wanted to become a midwife. With the proper education and training, the Afghan community health worker felt she could help prevent the tragic circumstances th