About HPD

Health Promotion

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and the factors that determine health. It is an effective investment in improving health and human development. Long term efforts have been made to promote health and well being among the Afghan populations. Health promotion is an active process of achieving better health and quality of life, encompassing educational, motivational, economic components. Health promotion includes the process of individual and social change and techniques for social influence which, together with environmental, regulatory and organizational interventions, constitute a broad strategy for better health. In Afghanistan, social structures, social support networks such as family, ...

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Global Hand-washing Day was celebrated by MoPH, MoE and UNICEF

“Make Hand-washing a Habit!” Kabul, 15 October 2016 – Global Hand-washing Day was celebrated by Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Education and UNICEF Afghanistan with huge participation of school students, teachers, school management committee ...

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Afghanistan Launches National Polio Immunization Days Campaign

Kabul, 16 October 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health, together with UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) will launch a national effort today to vaccinate every child in Afghanistan... ...

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Resource Center

This part of the page contains brief description about Resource center which

Measles – Pashtu

Pneumonia Dari Radio spot

Menstrual Hygiene – Brochure – Dari


Events and campains

Here you will find the summary of all the events which have been celebrated by Health Promotion Department, as well as you will see the brief report of each campaign conducted by this Department.

Global Hand Washing Day-2015

Every year, 2.5 million children do not live to celebrate their fifth birthday because of diarrhea and pneumonia. Handwashing with soap is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to...

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Study Visits

As part of official tasks, HPD team had a series of educational exchange programs to neighbor countries. In this category, you will find the reports of all institutional visits which have been done by Health Promotion Department staff.

Exposure Visit to MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal ...

The overall objective of the trip has been to learn from the Aponjon (Bangladesh MAMA program) experiences and to exchange information...

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Study tour in lithuania

The overall objective of the EU-funded project “Technical Cooperation Programme to the Ministry of Public Health”, Afghanistan (EuropeAid/131612/C/SER/AF) is to support the Ministry of Public Health for strengthening its stewardship...

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