Afghanistan


USAID, Italy and WHO strengthen health sector on gender-based violence

GBV_treatment_protocolThe gender-based violence treatment protocol for health care providers was launched in 2014To commemorate the 16 days of activism against gender-based Violence campaign, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Italian Development Cooperation and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced their partnership to strengthen the health sector’s ability to identify and treat survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan.

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New assessment highlights gaps in health service provision in Afghanistan

HPRO presented the assessment findings in KabulHPRO presented the assessment findings in Kabul6 December 2015 KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health launched the findings of an assessment highlighting the current challenges faced by health facilities in order to improve health care services for all Afghans. The assessment findings were presented in a forum in Kabul attended by over 70 officials from the Ministry of Public Health and NGOs implementing the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) as well as UN and donor agencies.

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Events

National consultation workshop tackles nutrition challenges for Afghanistan

Kabul 2 February 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, in collaboration with WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...

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KABUL 20 September 2015 - The World Suicide Prevention Day was marked this week in Kabul in an event that brought together key stakeholders to advocate for the importance of...

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In focus

Emergency humanitarian action update, January 2016

January highlights More health facilities were forced to close due to increasing insecurity and escalating conflict. WHO will begin supporting Kunduz regional hospital to establish a trauma care unit with the provincial...

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Emergency humanitarian action update, December 2015

Key updates for December  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan on 25 December 2015 – 15 people were injured, 91 homes damaged and 6 homes destroyed in the earthquake that affected 680 people...

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Key health-related statistics

Population (000s) 28 500
Health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 7.1
Adult (15+) literacy rate (%) 31
Life expectancy at birth (2010) 61.0

Source: Country statistical profiles (2015)

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