Improving maternal and child health in Asia through innovative partnerships and approaches: The case of Afghanistan

This research brief is part of a series capturing the impact of project interventions and analysing and documenting CARE’s best practices under the GSK ‘20% Reinvestment Initiative’ in Asia. This briefing focuses on the case of Afghanistan.

This briefing focuses on the Opportunities for Mother and Infant Development (OMID) project in Afghanistan. It first gives an overview of maternal and neonatal child health in Afghanistan and then provides details of the project sites, the background to the project, and its goals, objectives and main achievements to date. The major part of the briefing describes the innovative tools and mechanisms that have been used by the project to improve maternal and neonatal child health in District 1 in Kabul. The briefing concludes with some lessons learned and recommendations.

  • Countries: Afghanistan
  • Co-authors: ODI
  • Published: September 2015

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