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Afghanistan

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.

Selected Initiatives

  • Strengthen the Ministry of Public Health’s human resources systems and operation by supporting the ministry's human resources for health (HRH) reform, in-service training systems, and leadership-strengthening activities. 
     
  • Work with lead partner Palladium to design the overall information and communication technology strategy and information structure for the USAID-funded Health Sector Resiliency Project, including enhancing the functionality of the existing human resources information system and developing an effective training management information system.