Reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health

    As the lead United Nations agency addressing newborns’ needs, UNICEF works to expand services in existing health facilities and reach mothers and children in remote villages. UNICEF strengthens health facilities by providing training and essential newborn care equipment, deploying mobile health outreach teams to isolated areas, and supporting specialized maternity ‘waiting homes and rooms.’

    At the national level, UNICEF supports the Ministry of Public Health in the development and roll-out of standardized national guidelines for community-based newborn care. This includes the provision of  impactful intervention such as zinc and oral rehydration solution co-packs for treatment of diarrhea at community level.

    Global COVID-19 pandemic reveals increased needs for primary health care strengthening, which requires support to scaleup community-based healthcare.  UNICEF continues to advocate for a multi-sectoral approach that strengthens primary health care (PHC) particularly at community level.  This entails supporting the Government to develop the costed national community health roadmap and promoting integrated package of community health services that include essential health care, nutrition, hygiene promotion, polio, and child protection.

    Adolescent health

    UNICEF supports the Ministry of Public Health to address service gaps of adolescent sexual and reproductive health interventions and information through establishment of youth-friendly, gender-sensitive services. UNICEF puts adolescent health including adolescent mothers and their newborns at the forefront in addressing high maternal, and newborn mortalities and stillbirth.

    Routine immunization 

    UNICEF is proud to work with the Ministry of Public Health, implementing partners and communities to immunize every child with life-saving vaccines against nine dangerous diseases, reaching the hardest to reach children. UNICEF supports the Government to plan, build the capacity of mobilizers, vaccinators and programme managers, raise awareness, procure and distribute quality vaccines to children and eligible women, and make sure they are viable until administered. 

    As the world's largest single vaccine buyer, UNICEF supports the Government to procure vaccines, and maintain the ‘cold chain’ system that includes storage equipment and refrigerators across the country,

    even in mountainous and difficult terrains, to guarantee that the vaccines retain their potency and are effective in preventing diseases. As part of COVAX facility, UNICEF works with major donors to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are equitably distributed and delivered to the intended populations.

    While supporting the Ministry of Public Health’s national immunization process from beginning to end, UNICEF works towards building the capacities of the local communities and health care providers for a sustainable future. UNICEF provides technical assistance to introduce new vaccines nationally as they are approved.

    Under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF continues its efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis from Afghanistan.

    Health emergency preparedness and response

    Under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health and in coordination with the Health Cluster, UNICEF prepares and responds to health emergencies. UNICEF supports the Government to respond to COVID-19 crisis through the procurement and supply of essential equipment and medicines and risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) initiatives.

    The power of information

    Health-systems strengthening efforts can be less visible, but they are essential for the progress of public health. One of the most effective ways is to support the Ministry of Public Health at the national and provincial levels to effectively gather and analyse data and transform it into information and evidence. During COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF supports the Ministry of Public Health to monitor access to essential health services using RMNCH scorecard and monitoring tool.

    Data strengthening, research and evaluation work-centred on children’s, newborns’ and women’s health can influence national policies and programmes. It encourages focus on the needs of the most vulnerable populations and influences policies in their support.  It also mobilises resources to health programmes, particularly in the often-neglected area of newborn health and investment of community-based health care.

    Is Afghanistan healthcare free?
    Afghans are paying for both public and private healthcare. Afghanistan is considered a low-income country with a GDP per capita of US702$ and a total health expenditure (THE) per capita of US56$, of which households pay for US$41 (GIRoA 2013). more
    Is India visa free for Afghanistan?
    Currently, any Afghan national will need to apply for the e-Emergency X-Misc Visa to enter India. Any other visas for Afghan travelers have been canceled. The emergency visa has been made available to fast-track the usual visa process. more
    Is Afghanistan visa free for Indian?
    Indian citizens are granted gratis visa, which means they are not charged for any type of visa. more
    Is Afghanistan a free market economy?
    Eventually, Afghanistan went from a traditional economy to a centrally planned economy up until 2002 when it was replaced by a free market economy. more
    Is Afghanistan a free country?
    Afghanistan is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide. more
    Is there free healthcare in Afghanistan?
    Afghanistan still lacks basic healthcare and medical coverage for its citizens, especially in areas that are hit by violence and terror. The quality of medical services delivered in the local clinics remains, invariably, poor. Due to the poor quality of care, even locals avoid going there. more
    Is Pakistan visa free for Afghanistan?
    Pakistan tourist visa is required for Afghan citizens. The stay is usually short with a period of 90 days and visa expires in 180 days. Applicant is not required to be present when applying for Pakistan tourist visa. A total of 10 documents are required for applying Pakistan tourist visa. more
    Is Qatar visa free for Afghanistan?
    Citizens of Afghanistan do not need a visa to enter Qatar (unless they are arriving from mainland China), and can stay in the country for an unlimited period. Citizens of Afghanistan need a passport to enter Qatar if they are coming from countries other than Afghanistan. more
    Is Afghanistan debt free?
    Afghanistan national debt goes up In 2020 Afghanistan public debt was 1,307 million euros1,490 million dollars, has increased 333 million since 2019. This amount means that the debt in 2020 reached 7.4% of Afghanistan GDP, a 1.27 percentage point rise from 2019, when it was 6.13% of GDP. more
    Is Afghanistan visa free for Pakistani?
    Afghanistan tourist visa is required for Pakistani citizens. The stay is usually short with a period of 30 days and visa expires in 90 days. Applicant is required to be present when applying for Afghanistan tourist visa. more
    Is school in Afghanistan free?
    Two education systems exist in parallel in Afghanistan. Religious education is the responsibility of clerics at mosques, while the government provides free academic education at state schools. more


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