Afghanistan Health Survey (AHS) 2022/2023
The USAID-funded Assistance for Families & Indigent Afghans to Thrive (AFIAT) project aims to conduct the AHS 2022/2023. The overall purpose of the project is to provide the data needed to assess the performance of Afghanistan's health care system by conducting a household level assessment of key health indicators with a focus on evolving perceptions and socio-cultural norms, with an emphasis on gender and youth, to guide implementation of high impact interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), nutrition, and tuberculosis. The AHS 2022 will help to understand and monitor changes in household and community motivations, attitudes, habits (e.g., health expenditures), and other health information.
The goal of AHS 2022/2023 is to provide national level and provincial level population estimates of various outcome and impact level health indicators based upon the performance of the basic package of health services (BPHS) in both rural and urban areas of the 34 provinces in the following key areas:
Socio-economic and demographic characteristics: Child health and immunization, Maternal and Neonatal health (i.e. ANC, Delivery, PNC, danger signs), Maternal and child mortality and their causes, Nutritional status and behaviors of women and children, Fertility and family planning, including contraceptive prevalence rate and birth spacing, Tuberculosis, Health equity, accessibility, and utilization differences between higher and lower wealth quintiles and urban vs. rural populations, Household level knowledge, motivation, attitudes, behaviors, satisfaction with services and perceptions of the quality of healthcare (including Household expenditures on health services and drugs and other recommended information)
Particip (Lead), KIT - Royal Tropical Institute