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A Good Diagnosis for Afghanistan: Strengthening The Health Sector

Afghanistan recently completed its first-ever Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), the international “gold standard” assessment tool used by over 90 countries to evaluate a population’s health and disseminate nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDs, and nutrition. This event will discuss key findings from the USAID-funded survey, review the current state of health in Afghanistan, and introduce the Ministry of Public Health’s vision for the future as described in the draft National Health Strategy 2016-2020.

Date & Time

Jun. 23, 2016
10:30am – 12:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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A Good Diagnosis for Afghanistan: Strengthening The Health Sector

Afghanistan recently completed its first-ever Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), the international “gold standard” assessment tool used by over 90 countries to evaluate a population’s health and disseminate nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDs, and nutrition. This event will discuss key findings from the USAID-funded survey, review the current state of health in Afghanistan, and introduce the Ministry of Public Health’s vision for the future as described in the draft National Health Strategy 2016-2020. The event will include a discussion on the current state of child and maternal health, the Ministry of Public Health’s efforts to combat corruption in the health sector, and the progress Afghanistan has made compared to its regional neighbors.


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Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

Maternal Health Initiative

Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow. No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces. By leveraging, building on, and coordinating the Wilson Center’s strong regional and cross-cutting programming, the Maternal Health Initiative (MHI) promotes dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers.  Read more

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