The International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) Member Association, the Afghan Family Guidance Association (AFGA) implemented a new project, “Saving lives of women and girls in rural conflict prone provinces of Afghanistan through timely provision of quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services- a community led intervention."
The project was launched on 1 March 2021 with the goal of providing comprehensive maternal and child services through 150-midwives in 10 conflict prone provinces of the country. The project was a first-ofits-kind ‘midwifery-led technologyenabled intervention’ that aimed to reach the doorsteps of more than 45,000 households across the country. The project was implemented by AFGA in collaboration with the IPPF. It covered provinces with poor national and provincial health indicators, namely Kabul, Nangarhar, Herat, Balkh, Parwan, Kapisa, Laghman, Bamyan, Badakhshan and Samangan provinces.