Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care. Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families.
The USAID funded, Jhpiego-led Family Planning, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (FP/MNCH) project is a five year project aiming to exponentially increase access to, utilization of and demand for high-quality, gender-sensitive and sustainable FP/MNCH services provided by the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health’s (MoPH’s) Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the private sector. This project emphasizes reaching vulnerable populations with high-quality services, especially women, youth and rural Afghans. To access to higher levels of care, we also strengthen referral systems to hospitals via the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) at the provincial level. At the core of the project’s technical approach is capacity building and a systematic transition of the project’s agenda to the MoPH’s national and provincial health authorities.