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  • As part of the government programme, AKHS is supporting 18 health facilities in Rushan District, Tajikistan.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
  • Since 2004, AKDN has trained over 400 midwives in the country, about 10 percent of the total. The training of midwives plays a vital role in reducing maternal mortality, which in Afghanistan has dropped from 1,600/100,000 live births in 2003 to less than 400/100,000 live births in 2015.
    AKDN / Sandra Calligaro
  • Effective training of hospital staff remains a priority for Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) as part of an effort to improve managerial and medical practices - Khorog General Hospital, Tajikistan.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
  • At the AKF / AKHS medical point in Shidz,Tajikistan, a pregnant woman is answering a nurse's questions.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
  • Family health services provided by AKHS in Badakhshan, Afghanistan.
    AKDN / Sandra Calligaro
AKHS in Central Asia

Healthcare provision in Tajikistan has less to do with a shortage of facilities than with the need to rationalise the existing system and to improve quality. The health status of the populations in Afghanistan is poor. After more than 20 years of war, the health infrastructure by the time of AKDN’s entry in 2002 was negligible.