Maternal and Child Health


Community-Based Interventions - Improving Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Speaker: Denise Byrd
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Experience has shown that community-based interventions not only reduce maternal mortality in Afghanistan, but also complement broader efforts to achieve stability and development in this war-torn country. Denise Byrd, an expert in maternal and child health, reproductive health, and family planning, described the challenges faced by maternal health providers in Afghanistan and discussed several successful intervention programs.

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