Infant Mortality in Afghanistan

an Afghan man with his children outside

Infant Mortality in Afghanistan: A Story Changed By Jamie Forster, Marketing Coordinator Imagine for a moment that you are pregnant. Your local hospital recently shut down but even if it were open, you could not afford to go there. Many women and babies in your village have died in childbirth. You do not know if […]

Why are so many newborns dying?

Thousands of babies die every day around the world before they reach 28 days. Why is this happening? What can be done to stop it?

How Does Conflict Affect Babies?

How Does Conflict Affect Newborn Babies? Written by: Executive Director, Heidi Cortez In modern-day conflicts, civilians are increasingly exposed to war. In an estimation, since 2011, one in four people in the world live in a conflict zone. Often in these conflicts, civilian locations are bombed, including healthcare facilities. War indirectly affects civilians by creating […]

Hanging by a Thread: The Saving Moses Journey

Hanging by a Thread: The Saving Moses Journey Written by: McKenzie Thompson – Saving Moses Communications & Logistics Coordinator “Who abandons newborn babies? How did they arrive in some random field? Was anything with them, like blankets or bottles, when they were discovered? Were they wearing any clothing?” These were just some of the questions […]

Why is the infant mortality rate so high in Afghanistan?

Why is the infant mortality rate so high in Afghanistan? Note to the reader: Names and images have been changed to protect identities. According to the CIA website, Afghanistan has the highest infant mortality rate in the world. In fact, 110.6 out of every 1,000 babies born in Afghanistan do not live to see their first […]

You Are Alone

    You live in rural Afghanistan. If you leave your home, you might step on a land mine. You fear getting caught in dangerous crossfire. Traveling alone is culturally unacceptable because you’re a woman. You need a male relative to escort you, even if you’re traveling to a family member’s house nearby. You’re pregnant, expecting […]