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Ahmadullah Molakhail

Program Coordinator, UNFPA-Afghanistan

Dr. Molakhail did his residency at Attaturk Children’s Teaching Hospital in Kabu. In January 2002, he joined Aide Medical International (AMI) and French INGO as Program Coordinator for its Nutrition Program. He established four Therapeutic Feeding Centers (TFCs) and run 14 Supplementary Feeding Centers (SFCs) and one Day Care in seven provinces of the country.

In January 2003, he joined International Medical Corps (IMC) and American INGO as Provincial Program Coordinator, and was then promoted to the position of Provincial Program Manager in Khost Province, in South-east of Afghanistan. In Khost, the program had C1 clinics and CEmONC.

In April 2004, he joined Management Sciences for Health (MSH), for the USAID-REACH program as public health advisor (PHA) for the south-eastern region. He was advisor to three provinces for the USAID-Reach Program in South-eastern region, where a multi-million dollar and Health, Midwifery Education and Literacy for Life Program was implemented.

In 2005, he received a one year Fellowship from the US Embassy in Kabul to study Public Health Policy with fous on RMNCH in developing countries at the Gillings School of Global Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

In 2006, he got another short-term fellowship called Summer School of Public Health Fellowship from Boston University, MA, USA. He studied Foundations of International Health and Community Health.

In Sep 2006, I joined Social and Health Development Program (SHDP) as Health and Community Development Director till September 31, 2009. We had health, community development and research projects.

In 2008, he received an 8 month UNITAR fellowship from Hiroshima University, where he studied Leadership, organizational development, and project management.

From Oct 01, 2009 until now he has been working as a Program Coordinator-Community Development Specialist with UNFPA-Afghanistan for its community-based Sub-national Program, which is focused on RMNCH.

In his current job, which is mainly focused on RMNCH Services and Human Resource Development for Health through training of community midwives in five provinces of the country, he has designed and initiated a new model of RMNCH service delivery called Family Health Houses-Mobile Support Teams (FHH-MST). This is being piloted in five provinces of the country. Its mid-term review is ongoing. Following gaining favorable results, the model will be integrated into Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) which will be replicated in other parts of the country as well.

This will substantially increase access to RMNCH services in remote and hard-to-reach areas which will subsequently contribute in reducing the maternal, neo-born and child morbidities and mortalities in this country.