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HPP/Afghanistan Celebrates Three Years of Health Sector Progress

women at the EOP event

June 4, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan—On June 2, 2015, the USAID-funded Health Policy Project (HPP)/Afghanistan conducted a symposium at the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH). This event was an opportunity for the project to share its milestones with a diverse set of stakeholders representing government, civil society, business, and donor agencies and organizations. Ahmad Jan Naeem, M.D., the Deputy Minister for Policy and Planning, opened the symposium with an appreciation of HPP/Afghanistan’s collaboration with the health ministry since 2012.

Monique Mosolf, the director of USAID/Afghanistan’s Office of Social Sector Development, discussed HPP/Afghanistan’s achievements in the context of the country’s declaration of 2015 to 2024 as its “decade of transformation.” She described how the project’s efforts to strengthen Afghanistan’s governance and stewardship of the national health system have helped the system move toward greater self-reliance.

HPP/Afghanistan’s team leader, Omarzaman Sayedi, M.D., followed up with details on what the MOPH has achieved with HPP’s support:

  • An improved policy environment for effective delivery of health services and products through partnerships with the private sector
  • MOPH regulatory functions defined and strengthened to implement national health policies and strategies
  • Stronger health financing capacity and systems
  • Increased capacity of private-sector organizations: the Afghanistan Private Hospitals Association, Afghanistan Midwives Association/ Organization of Afghan Midwives, Afghan Medicines Services Union, and Afghan Social Marketing Organization
  • Implementation of the gender strategy and mainstreaming of gender throughout the health sector

The symposium ended with discussions on the outlook for sustainable health financing and the growth of Afghanistan’s private health sector. The panelists represented USAID, the MOPH, and the private sector.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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