Women at Gawhar Shad University are learning nursing and health education focusing on Maternal Child Health.
Afghanistan is one of the deadliest places on earth for women and children. Women have a lifetime risk of dying from a pregnancy-related cause. According to the World Health Organization, few deliveries in Afghanistan are attended by trained health workers, which is the single largest contributor to maternal mortality and disability. Some will not live to see school age. Direct Relief has partnered with the Afghan Institute for Learning (AIL) and the Abbott Fund to help reverse the country’s high maternal mortality rate and increase the survival and overall health of infants and children.
Direct Relief and Abbott Fund began supporting AIL to train female midwives to provide skilled assistance during labor and delivery, as well as care for infants and children. Many women have completed the training, with most now employed in clinics and hospitals.
Abbott Fund has partnered with Direct Relief to provide grants to AIL. Abbott has provided product donations to AIL, including rehydration solutions, antibiotics, multivitamins, and nutritional supplements.
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