Kabul, Afghanistan—Late in the evening of February 10, 2017, a woman in labor arrived at Isteqlal Hospital, a large facility with a well-regarded maternity unit in Afghanistan’s capital city.
Step into a day in the life of Shakila, an Afghan community health worker delivering primary care to 170 families in her community. Out of her own house.
Reaching Each Rung of the Health Care Ladder We work to ensure access to—and use of—high-quality, safe and effective voluntary family planning. We work with individuals and communities to explain the variety of contraceptives and how they work, while addressing beliefs and behaviors around their availability and use. We support facilities and providers in efficiently