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ORAL HEALTH OUTREACH PROJECT FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN

THE WOMAN & CHILDREN OF AFGHANISTAN

According to Save the Children, Afghanistan is ranked as the worst county in the world for a woman to be a mother and for children to grow up healthy. One in 11 Afghani women will die during pregnancy or in childbirth because of poor access to health care. More than a quarter of the children will die before their fifth birthday, meaning that every mother in Afghanistan is likely to suffer the loss of a child. Social and cultural barriers also often prevent women from visiting health providers, even when they know that they or their children are ill and need help.

With better healthcare for women, it's more likely her children will go to school leading to better opportunities for them to someday help rebuild their country. Investments in health and education can lead to the long-term transformation and stability

The Afghanistan Dental Relief Project