Development cooperation ,16.12.2014

Marie Stopes International project on reproductive health


The project of the Marie Stopes International on reproductive health aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in Afghanistan by increasing availability and demand of quality sexual, reproductive, maternal and child heal services and raising awareness of people on sexual and reproductive health. The project provides various service channels as fixed and mobile clinics, satellite clinics and community health workers. Through the project 400 000 people, especially women, will gain access to above mentioned services, particularly in areas where such services are not yet available. The project also raises awareness on sexual and reproductive health of more than 12 000 persons (including youth) by counselling and awareness raising activities. The project will be implemented in the provinces of Jowzjan, Kabul, Herat and Balkh. The current project is a continuation of Finnish support since 2003. For example, in 2012-2013 with the support of Finland to the project 287 506 persons received sexual, reproductive, maternal and child health services, of which 31% family planning, 15 700 males received awareness raising through 120 religious leaders, 1262 voluntary HIV-testes were carried out and 98 students of Balkh Medical University were trained on family planning. From 2003 to 2014, the overall support of Finland to the project has been 4,5 MEUR, and will be 2,5 MEUR for 2015-2017.

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Funding decision  16.12.2014

2 500 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Reproductive health care 100%

Funding channel




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