Maternal and Infant Mortality Rate Falls In Afghanistan: WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, in his visit to Afghanistan on Saturday, expressed his satisfaction with improving the health situation in Afghanistan, according to a statement by MoH.

“Afghanistan has had significant achievements over the past decade in the health sector after decades of war. the maternal and infant mortality was a serious challenge in previous years, but today there has been a significant decline in this area.” said Dr Tedros in a ceremony on Saturday to introduce an integrated health service package which was attended by Ahmed al-Manzari, head of the Eastern Mediterranean region of the World Health Organization, and the delegation of the Ministry of Public Health.

This package of health services includes basic health services, basic hospital services, Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases control and explosion-induced injuries.

Dr Tedros also emphasized that the World Health Organization is committed to providing technical support to Afghanistan’s health sector.

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