Showing posts with label health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label health. Show all posts

Thursday, December 11, 2014

State of Afghan Midwifery

The Afghanistan Country Office of the United Nations Population Fund has published a report entitled State of Afghanistan's Midwifery 2014. Participating organizations include the World Health Organization, USAID, and others. Topics covered in the report include "Midwives save lives", "Midwifery in Afghanistan: before 2002", "Revitalizing midwifery: 2002 to today", "Midwifery today", and "Afghanistan's way forward". The report is an Adobe Acrobt PDF, 42 pages long, and 2 MBs big. You can read online or download the report at this link.

Friday, December 5, 2014

AAN - Access to Health Care

The Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) has published an online article entitled "Between Rhetoric and Reality: Access to health care and its limitations" (December 2, 2014). Frank Dorner and Lena Langbein look at the rhetoric of political and military actors about healthcare and what is actually happening at ground level in Afghanistan - as seen by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). They list a number of health care shortcomings such as the growing humanitarian needs due to the ongoing armed conflict, medical clinics far from people's homes, health care that poor Afghans cannot afford, and lack of skilled female personnel in rural areas.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Red Cross Warns that Health Gains in Afghanistan are at Risk

Medical clinics recently set up in Afghanistan may close due to lack of funding. As the international community begins to leave Afghanistan international donors are providing less aid.  Read more in "Health gains in Afghanistan at risk, warns Red Cross", Reuters, March 8, 2012.