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In 2002, Afghanistan had one of the lowest life expectancy rates in the world. Only 9% of Afghans lived within an hour's walk of a health facility. Today that number has risen to 57%. And the country has made great progress in decreasing infant and child mortality.
But Afghanistan's health sector has a long way to go in making high-quality health care available to all its population.
That's why IntraHealth International, as a core member of a team led by Palladium, is working with the Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan to strengthen the country's human resources for health systems. Through the US Agency for International Development-funded Health Sector Resiliency Project, we will work with the ministry as it implements the critical sector-wide reforms the country needs to increase the resiliency and self-sufficiency of its health sector and move toward sustainability.