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WHO/Ministry of Higher Education strengthening medical education in Afghanistan

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Dr Ahmad Abd El Rahmani, Medical Officer for Health System Strengthening, and Dr Shadoul, WHO Representative for Afghanistan meet with H.E. Minister of Higher Education Obaidulla Obaid to strengthen medical education in AfghanistanDr Ahmad Abd El Rahmani, Medical Officer for Health System Strengthening, and Dr Shadoul, WHO Representative for Afghanistan, meet with H.E. Minister of Higher Education Obaidulla Obaid to strengthen medical education in AfghanistanOn 7 October 2012, WHO Representative for Afghanistan Dr Ahmed Shadoul and Dr Ahmad Abd El Rahmani, senior Medical Officer for Health System Strengthening, met with H. E. Dr Obaidullah Obaid, Minister of Higher Education, to discuss current and future directions in the WHO/Ministry of Higher Education partnership to strengthen medical education in Afghanistan. 

WHO supports Kabul Medical University through a range of cooperative measures, including basic medical education, clinical training and promotion of educational standards and the conducting of research.

WHO and Kabul Medical University have already launched several initiatives – the establishment of HINARI system, promotion of south-to-south cooperation with Kabul Medical University faculty members taking part in an Integrated Management of Childhood Health study tour to Khartoum Medical University and provision of technical support to the curriculum review committee.

The future WHO/Ministry partnership will ensure the establishment of a digital library at Kabul Medical University, the introduction of e-learning through international on-line networks for medical education and the launching of a partnership with the Education Development Centre in Sudan.

Human resources development for the health sector remains one of the critical pillars of the National Health Strategy for 2011–2015.

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Key health-related statistics

Population (m) 29.7
Health expenditure (% of GDP) 9.5
Adult (15+) literacy rate (%) 34.8
Life expectancy at birth F/M (2010) 63.2-63.6

Sources: Central Statistics office, Afghanistan National health Accounts, Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey, Afghanistan mortality survey. 

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