COMMUNITY MIDWIFERY EDUCATION PROGRAM

In 2001, in the immediate postconflict period, Afghanistan’s health services were in a deplorable and chaotic state. Capacity in the public and the private sector alike was limited, and the outlook for the future was unclear. The major constraints for an effective health system were lack of managerial and service delivery capacity within the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH); lack of physical infrastructure and qualified personnel; poor distribution of financial and human resources; and uncoordinated and undirected efforts of many nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the country.

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