Maternal Health in Afghanistan

by World Vision
Vetted

Summary

Almost half of all deaths of women age 15-49 in Afghanistan result from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Most of these deaths could be prevented with increased access to maternal health services. Your gift will provide training for midwives, prenatal and ongoing medical care for mothers and children, improved nutrition, immunizations, and other critical interventions for those in need.
$9,005
total raised
75
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

More than half of Afghanistan’s 30 million people live in abject poverty. Harmful cultural practices such as early marriage, along with taboos against male physicians attending to women, have exacerbated the country’s maternal and infant mortality rates—among the very highest in the world. One in six babies dies before its first birthday, and six of every 100 mothers dies in childbirth. Afghanistan also has one of the world's highest highest child mortality rates.

Solution

The project will improve both quality and access to essential maternal/newborn services, including training community health workers and midwives in safe, community-based birthing and newborn care. World Vision’s midwife training program prepares women to provide prenatal, delivery and postnatal care to pregnant women in their villages and towns. Students also learn to feed and care for premature infants in the hospital's neonatal unit, also funded by World Vision.

Long-Term Impact

World Vision’s Maternal Health in Afghanistan program aims to improve maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes for approximately 300,000 women and children.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.worldvision.org

Organization Information

World Vision

Location: Federal Way, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.worldvision.org
Project Leader:
Rachel Wolff
Senior director, World Vision news burea
Federal Way, WA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by World Vision that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.