Action for Development

Project Description

Mission: Action for Development’s mission is to help communities to achieve their own development goals. AfD has for many  been supporting  the development of a basic health system in Afghanistan. Its main objective is to improve the health of mothers, newborns and children in Afghanistan and reduce the maternal and infant mortality rates , expanding the access to family planning and hygiene and promoting the empowerment of women, strengthening their skills and competences.

The project: The project “Intensive training to improve the skills of midwives on the most common complications during a pregnancy and childbirth, as well as on their diagnosis and treatment” seeks to reduce mothers’ and child’ morbidity and mortality in the rural areas of the Province of Bamiyan, Afghanistan.

How: The program will consist of 2 phases: During the first phase 18 midwives and 2 healthcare officers will be trained in Bamiyan. During the second phase each of those women is going to train other 5 women in their local health centres. The objective is to train 110 midwifes.

How GW can give: Giving Women supports this project in Monitoring & Evaluation, in improving their fundraising strategy and in communication.

Details

Location Afghanistan
Founded 2011
Website http://www.action-for-development.org

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