Afghanistan: Health Fact Sheet - October 2017

Report
from US Agency for International Development
Published on 11 Oct 2017 View Original

Recent Highlights

  • The MoPH and the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) released the 2015 Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey (AfDHS), the first nationally representative demographic and health survey ever conducted in Afghanistan, supported by USAID

  • USAID supported the establishment of the National Data Warehouse, a web-based system for storing and sharing public sector health data with stakeholders and policymakers to improve organizational use of data for effective planning, decision-making, and tracking of health programs

  • In 2016, USAID launched a flagship nutrition project to reduce malnutrition and increase access to safe water and sanitation

  • USAID is ensuring close to a million girls receive weekly iron folic acid supplements to prevent anemia

  • USAID is improving the quality of health services in World Bank-supported facilities by helping a cohort of 503 technical trainers to carry out baseline assessments of the quality of care in 23 target provinces