Aga Khan Foundation Canada – Improving Maternal and Child Health in Afghanistan: A Conversation With Dr. Ahmad Fawad Akbari

Aga Khan Foundation Canada - Improving Maternal and Child Health in Afghanistan: A Conversation With Dr. Ahmad Fawad AkbariHigh maternal and child mortality and morbidity rates make maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) a pressing public health issue in the country. In the province of Badakhshan, the maternal mortality ratio is 2,200 deaths per 100,000 live births, one of the highest rates in the world.

But by tackling poverty from multiple angles, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) sees good prospects for improving MNCH in Afghanistan, says Dr. Ahmad Fawad Akbari, Deputy Director of Aga Khan Foundation (Afghanistan)’s Rural Development Program, which includes specific MNCH and public health programming.

via Aga Khan Foundation Canada – Improving Maternal and Child Health in Afghanistan: A Conversation With Dr. Ahmad Fawad Akbari.

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