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UPDATE: April 2003

Hospital Maternity Ward Reopens
A baby boy weighing 2.85 kilograms was the first infant delivered at the newly rebuilt maternity ward of Kabul’s Khair Khana hospital, which reopened at the end of March. The mother, 40, was in good shape and proud to be the first woman to give birth in the new facility. It was her sixth pregnancy and second child, following four miscarriages. read more

Background: UNFPA Assistance Programme for Afghanistan

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Press Releases
UNFPA Supports National Population and Housing Census in Afghanistan
UNFPA Opens Emergency Mobile Hospital in Kabul to Ensure Safe Delivery and Save Afghan Women’s Lives
UN Population Fund Delivers Lifesaving Equipment to Kabul Maternity Hospitals
UN Population Fund Airlifts Equipment and Supplies for Afghan Maternal Hospitals and Women’s Ministry
Grim Conditions in Kabul Maternity Clinics, Review by UN Population Fund Finds
Refugee and Peace-building Efforts Must Address Women’s Needs, Meeting Stresses
Local Women’s NGOs Play Crucial Role for Afghan Refugee Women
UNFPA News Conference: Saving Afghan Women's Lives
UN Population Fund Launches Emergency Effort to Save Afghan Women’s Lives
News Features
Assisting Births Around the Clock: Emergency Mobile Hospital To Open in Kabul
UN Population Fund Continues Work to Make Motherhood Safer in Kabul
As Many Afghans Head Home, UN Assists Refugees Who Remain in Pakistan
Overview of the Fund’s plans to assist maternity hospitals, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and NGO
Interview with Minister of Women’s Affairs Dr. Sima Samar, on her priorities for Afghan women
Report on grim conditions at two maternity hospitals and UNFPA assistance plans
NGOs provide maternal care despite shortage of skilled staff


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