Action Towards Better Health
With three decades of conflict, Afghanistan has one of the lowest life expectancy rates in the world. Afghanistan’s health care system is one of the worst in the world. Basic health facilities are not accessible to many Afghans, and most women are not able to seek health care. As a result, people are vulnerable to diseases that could have been prevented or easily treated. 1 woman in 11 dies in pregnancy or childbirth in Afghanistan, while 1 in 10 children die before reaching the age of five.
The goal of Mahboba’s Promise is to improve health and assist in reducing deaths among mothers and children. We also impart knowledge to Afghans to help change their health behaviours.