Maternal mortality in Afghanistan is one of the highest in the world: 37 stillbirths per 1000 births in 2021.
In order to reduce mortality and morbidity for mothers and their new-borns in Afghanistan, the Maßvoll Stiftung, under the aegis of Foundation de Luxembourg, has partnered with Médecins sans Frontières Luxembourg, until December 2024 to support with 300.000 Euros, high-quality maternal and paediatric healthcare in Khost province. This represents the largest MSF maternity in the world, including a 24-hour/7 free-of-charge maternity hospital (since 2012) and 8 health centers.
With nearly 19,000 deliveries assisted in 2021, the project will benefit from this support to provide medical consumables and material, and to finance medical staff salaries, international transport, and customs/clearances.
Learn more about this project: https://msf.lu/en/news/all-news/a-hospital-of-women-for-women-preserving-access-to-maternal-healthcare-in-khost