USAID Helps Improve Post-Partum and Maternal Health in Afghanistan

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USAID Helps Improve Post-Partum and Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Despite persistent security challenges confronting the Afghan rural population and health workers, the health sector in Afghanistan continues to achieve gains through well-designed and sustained reconstruction and capacity building efforts, many of which have been provided through USAID. However, much progress still needs to be made since contraceptive use among women is low, infection rates in health facilities are high, and maternal death rates in Afghanistan are more than double the global average.