Family Health House Evaluation

Project Details

Two women are standing facing each other in front of a FHH sign in a remote area.  In the back ground is a portable building at the base of a sparsely vegetated hill..

Improvements in Afghanistan’s health service delivery resulted in improved health outcomes across a number of areas. Life expectancy at birth has increased and there have been significant decreases in neonatal, infant, and child mortality rates.

While improved access to reproductive health care services the has significantly decreased the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Afghanistan’s MMR remains amongst the highest in the world.
The Family Health House Model, as a community led-intervention, is designed to provide effective essential Reproductive maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services in hard-to-reach areas of Afghanistan. These women’s health facilities, led by trained local female Community Midwives (CMWs) provide reproductive health information and services to women and girls as well as provide essential health services to children under five.

The Nossal Institute for Global Health in collaboration with Health Protection and Research Organization (HPRO) will provide an independent assessment of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, coverage and connectedness of Project support and the extent to which the project addressed gender equality and environmental sustainability.

This project will assess the implementation of the project 2018-2023 and the progress made to date and will provide a set of clear and forward-looking, strategic, and actionable recommendations for the new programming design.


Katherine Gilbert

Clare Strachan

Dr Noor Shah Kamawal

Dr. Kate Neely

Dr. Shazra Abbas

Ms. Sonja Firth


Dr. Mansoor Farooq, Health Protection and Research Organization


This project is funded by UNFPA

Research Group

Health Systems Governance and Financing

School Research Themes

Data science, health metrics and disease modeling, Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

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Department / Centre

Nossal Institute for Global Health

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