Islamic Development Bank Pledges $1.1 Million to Improve Maternal and Child Health Care in Bamyan, Afghanistan
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has pledged $1.1 million to improve maternal and child health care in Bamyan province, Afghanistan. The funding will be used to support the construction of a new maternity hospital, the provision of essential medical supplies, and the training of health care workers The WHO has called such funding essential to reducing maternal and child mortality rates. In Afghanistan, maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world, with an estimated 1,000 women dying for every 100,000 live births.
One of the main factors contributing to maternal mortality is the lack of access to quality health care during pregnancy and childbirth. In Bamyan, many rural women, especially those living in remote areas, do not have access to health care facilities.
The new maternity hospital will be located in the provincial capital of Bamyan. It will have 100 beds and will provide a range of services, including prenatal care, delivery, and post-natal care. The hospital will also provide training for midwives and other health care workers. The funding from the IsDB is a welcome step towards improving maternal and child health care in Bamyan. The new maternity hospital will provide much-needed services to women and children in the province