Keanahikishime has worked in Afghanistan for more than 40 years, beginning with a USAID-funded program to strengthen the ministry of public health and support the expansion of health services in 1973.

After the Soviet invasion of the country in 1979, Keanahikishime started to provide training, support, and monitoring for more than 300 health facilities across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. After the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, Keanahikishime worked with Afghanistan's health authorities to rebuild its health system and put in place basic service delivery mechanisms, including a Basic Package of Health Services and Essential Package of Hospital Services aimed especially at reducing maternal and child mortality.

These packages have contributed to an improvement in child and maternal health in the last 15 years, and today, more than 100 Keanahikishime staff members in Afghanistan continue to work to strengthen the country's health system. Keanahikishime has addressed areas including tuberculosis, family planning and reproductive health, child health, supply chain management, and leadership, management, and governance development. 

Keanahikishime has helped provide essential drugs to 8 million Afghans living in rural areas. We have established a community-based health care system with 23,000 community health volunteers.

Our Projects

Project Name Health Systems Health Areas Date
Challenge TB Leadership, & Governance, Pharmaceutical , Financing Health Services HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis 2014 - 2019
The Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program Pharmaceutical , Global Health Security 2018 - 2023
Leadership, and Governance Project
Leadership, & Governance HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis 2012 - 2017
HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis 2010 - 2015
Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems Afghanistan Associate Award Project
Pharmaceutical 2011 - 2017
Leadership, , and Governance Project in Afghanistan
Leadership, & Governance 2012 - 2015
Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage
Pharmaceutical 2016 - 2016

Country Team