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  • Sima (22) visits Dr Saeeda after giving birth to her youngest son - Bamyan Hospital, Afghanistan.
    AKDN / Kiana Hayeri
  • In Afghanistan, with just two doctors for every 10,000 people, it is difficult for the country’s 30 million people to obtain timely access to quality health care. The French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC), the country’s leading maternal and child hospital, is managed by the Aga Khan University. It is part of AKDN’s broader health system which provides quality primary and curative health care to over 1.6 million Afghans every year.
    FMIC
  • AKDN focuses on strengthening the availability and quality of health human resources, with a focus on nursing and midwifery. Since 2004, AKDN has graduated over 2,100 nurses and midwives in programme areas, which includes in-service training.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
  • Since 2006, the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) in Kabul has invested over US$ 16 million in its Patient Welfare Programme, changing the lives of over 200,000 patients from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
    AKDN / Tina Hager
  • Since 2004, AKDN has trained over 400 midwives in the country, about 10 percent of the total. The training of midwives plays a vital role in reducing maternal mortality, which in Afghanistan has dropped from 1,600/100,000 live births in 2003 to less than 400/100,000 live births in 2015.
    AKDN / Sandra Calligaro
Health

The Government of Afghanistan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and its partners are working together to rebuild the health infrastructure of the country.  AKDN programmes range from health posts to hospitals to medical training. 

Every year, AKDN provides primary and curative health care through a health system – accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO-certified) – to over 1.6 million patients.  The system is comprised of four hospitals, 12 basic and comprehensive health centres, 11 sub-centres, one prison health clinic and over 125 health posts.