Photo Essay Published in the December edition of Medical Anthropology Theory By Andrew MacNab Engaging Afghan Men at a Societal Level to Increase Women’s Access to Contraception This is a very interesting Article written by Andrew MacNab. To read it online: http://medanthrotheory.org/issue/vol-6-4/ to download a .pdf click here.
Life in the camps around Kabul is difficult. It is hard to keep the family fed, especially when there are 9 or 10 children. The girls marry as very young teenagers and have their first babies before their bodies are fully mature. These camps have the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Many men … Read More
Midwives in Afghanistan Most first-time mothers in Afghan refugee camps are young teenage girls age 12- 16. They give birth in the family tent, attended by family members. There is little knowledge in the community of hygiene and safe birth practices and consequently these girls have one of the highest maternal-mortality rates in the world. This year … Read More
Safe Motherhood in Afghan Refugee Camps No one knows how many mothers and babies die in the refugee camps around Kabul. There are no records kept of births or deaths. Thousands of families live in these camps, some for a short period of time and others for years. They live in narrow unheated tents, through freezing … Read More
Organized by Rose Charities’ partner: the Tabish Social Health Organization, the first short course in safe birthing has been conducted in the Northern Province IDP (Internally Displaced Person) Camp. It is estimated (WHO) that a woman dies every two hours in Afghanistan as a consequence of or during childbirth. The Afghan Health Ministry reports that about 18,000 Afghan … Read More
Rose Charities Celebrates International Women’s Day ! Rose Charities has many projects aimed specifically at women. Often women are the most overlooked group when it comes to international aid projects, but we feel that any project aimed at women has a far reaching effect throughout the community. From women’s support groups to vocational training, we … Read More
1st Tabish-Hillman (Rose Charities) Womens Community Health Training has been implemented. Around 40 women from different communities and health centers received the training. Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of both maternal and infant mortality in childbirth in the world (see below) “UN figures show that the number of women who perish in … Read More