A Cradle in the Mountains

Every month, around 600 babies are born in this hospital.

For more than 20 years, families have travelled from all over Afghanistan to our Maternity Centre in the Panjshir Valley. At the specialised facility, opened in 2003 and expanded in 2016, we offer free, high-quality care to mothers and their babies.

Our Centre is a point of reference for women who would otherwise be unable to access adequate check-ups and treatment. Led by Afghan nurses and midwives, this ‘cradle in the mountains’ has ensured the health of women throughout their pregnancies – from antenatal checks to postnatal support – in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to give birth.

In 2023, we conducted more than 17,000 check-ups and ensured over 5,000 safe deliveries.

Set in the mountains of the Panjshir Valley, this facility shares the stories of the thousands of people treated over the years, and the commitment of hundreds of Afghan colleagues who dedicate their lives to helping others. With an eye on the future of their country.

Photos from Anabah

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