In Afghanistan, women can face challenges in accessing healthcare. Women are required to have a male chaperone to leave their homes and can be unable to access services delivered by male providers. That’s why, MSI Afghanistan has built a team of dedicated female providers—MSI Ladies—who deliver services to women in the comfort of their own homes.
For over twenty years, MSI has provided life-saving services in Afghanistan, reaching over 380,000 clients yearly with women’s healthcare, including maternal health and family planning services.
Haya, an MSI Lady in northern Afghanistan, says: “In Afghanistan, women can feel restricted in what they can share on their health and relationships with male doctors, so as a woman, I wanted to help these women, particularly vulnerable women, with no other access.”