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AFGHANISTAN

Country Profile:
Number of women aged 15-49 (thousands)1 6,800
Total Fertility Rate (TFR)2 5.4
Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) Modern Methods3 20%
IUD Prevalence4 1.3
Percent with Unmet Need for Family Planning n/a

1 PRB 2013
2 PRB 2013 World Population Data Sheet
3 PRB 2013 World Population Data Sheet
4 World Contraceptive Patterns, 2013 UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs (2010 data)


AmeriCares

AmeriCares is an international disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization that provides immediate response to emergency medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs around the world. As part of a global collaboration with the ICA Foundation, AmeriCares and its partner, American Medical Overseas Relief (AMOR), work together to operate the Afshar Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.

With an initial donation of 100 in 2014, AmeriCares incorporates LNG IUS into existing family planning services. A primary focus of Afshar Hospital is maternal and child care. The maternity department is staffed with three additional OB-GYN specialists, midwives and nurses. Each month this team delivers between 130 and 150 babies and provides pre- and post-operative care to approximately 20 C-Section patients. They also provide education to the new mothers on nutrition, breast feeding, family planning, birth spacing, and various other health topics.



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