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Afghanistan and Health

  • Capital: Kabul
  • Population: 29121286
  • Size: 647500.0 Km2

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Final report on expanding accessibility of affordable user-centric phototherapy devices for neonates with severe jaundice: D-Rev
Knowledge Partnership Programme 2014
This report assesses the work of D-Rev a nonprofit product company that designs, and works with local partners to deliver products that improve the lives and increase the incomes of people living on less than 24.INR/2.5 GBP per day. ...
Harmful traditional practices and implementation of the law on elimination of violence against women in Afghanistan
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan 2010
In August 2009, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan enacted the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW law), which seeks to eliminate customs, traditions and practices that cause violence against women co...
My rights, my voice annual progress report 2012
Oxfam 2013
My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) is an innovative three-year global programme, engaging marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services in eight countries. The belief behind the MRMV initiative is that child...
Potential policy interventions to mitigate the effects of food price shocks: a case study of Afghanistan
A. D'Souza / AgEcon Search 2012
Food price shocks can exacerbate chronically low levels of nutrient intake in countries with large populations living in poverty with generally poor diets. This paper examines the case of Afghanistan in the 2007/08 season, when rapid ...
What are the major causes of death in conflict affected areas?
P. Salama; P. Spiegel; L. Talley; R. Waldman / The Lancet 2004
Major advances have been made during the past decade in the way the international community responds to the health and nutrition consequences of complex emergencies. The public health and clinical response to diseases of acute epidemi...
Meeting sexual and reproductive health needs in post-conflict settings
Bayard Roberts; Samantha Guy; Egbert Sondorp / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2008
Governments and donors are increasingly contracting non-governmental organisations to provide a basic package of health services in post-conflict situations. In Afghanistan and South Sudan, this is now the principal way to deliver pri...
No quick fixes: rebuilding health systems after armed conflict
Hugh Waters; Brinnon Garrett; Gilbert Burnham / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2007
In the late twentieth century, 15 of the 20 poorest countries in the world experienced armed conflict. This has had devastating social and economic impacts, with public health one of the main casualties. Relief efforts provide short-t...
Evaluating changes in the delivery of infant immunisation services
T. Mashal; K. Nakamura; M. Kizuki / International Journal of Health Geographics, BioMed Central 2007
This paper assesses the impact of conflict and resource availability on the provision of infant immunisation services. It evaluates the progress and changes in immunisation coverage in Afghanistan using data from 331 districts across ...
Rebuilding health services in post-Taliban Afghanistan
Ronald Waldman; Lesley Strong; Abdul Wali / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2007
Afghanistan’s health services were left in chaos after years of conflict. Neither the public nor private sectors could function effectively. There was a severe shortage of health staff, and infrastructure was either grossly inade...
NGOs take on health services in Afghanistan
Natasha Palmer; Lesley Strong; Abdul Wali / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2006
Contracts with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are seen as an effective way to expand services quickly in fragile states. NGOs currently provide most of Afghanistan’s health services. Researchers from the London School of H...
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