Afganistan

9.245 Number of women aged 15-49 (thousands)1 4.6 Total Fertility Rate (TFR)2 20% Percent of Married Women 15-49 Using Contraception, Modern Methods2 1.2% Percent of women using IUDs Among Modern Contraceptive Users3 24.5% Percent with Unmet Need for Family Planning2

1 Population by Broad Age Groups – Female – UN Population Division 2020
2 PRB 2019 World Population Data Sheet
3 UN Contraceptive Use by Method Data Booklet 2019

AMOR Afghanistan Health Organization / AmeriCares

AmeriCares is an international disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization that provides immediate response to emergency medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs around the world. As part of a global collaboration with the ICA Foundation, AmeriCares and its partner, American Medical Overseas Relief (AMOR), work together to operate the Afshar Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Since program initiation, 550 lLNG IU units have been incorporated into existing family planning services via AmeriCares. A primary focus of Afshar Hospital is maternal and child care. The maternity department is staffed with three additional OB-GYN specialists, midwives and nurses. Each month this team delivers between 130 and 150 babies and provides pre- and post-operative care to approximately 20 C-Section patients. They also provide education to the new mothers on nutrition, breast feeding, family planning, birth spacing, and various other health topics.