The risks of early marriage, a practice prevalent throughout rural Afghanistan, include serious implications for the health of young brides. According to the United Nations Population Fund, “Nearly a tenth of Afghan adolescent females (aged 15–19) give birth every year...
Over half of Afghan children are malnourished, nearly 40% are moderately or severely underweight. Empowerment Health gets the best care to the most vulnerable kids.
Childbirth kills 1 in 8 Afghan women, only 16% use contraception. Afghan mothers trained by Empowerment Health help save at-risk mothers.
Every Afghan family is likely to lose at least one child before his or her fifth birthday. Our Community Health Workers save lives.