Challenging the Quantity vs. Quality Mentality

Cristina Flores
The health infrastructure of Afghanistan has been severely damaged by years of war and political instability, leading to inadequate provision of basic maternal health services to Afghan women. Skilled birth attendance has risen from an estimated 13% in 2003 to 14% in 2011, but this rate remains low from a global perspective (Sundarem, 2009; UNFPA, 2011). In developed countries, skilled birth attendants (SBAs) assist 99% of births, and only five countries, including Afghanistan, have rates...
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