Annual Reviews

Our Annual Reviews (formerly Impact Reports) provide an update on our projects and activities throughout the year. They can be downloaded here.

Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan: Setting Achievable Targets- The Lancet

Written by HealthProm's Afghan Project Adviser, Dr. Stewart Britten, this piece was published in the May 2017 issue of The Lancet (Vol 389) .

It outlines the fluctuations in maternal mortality estimates in Afghanistan over recent years and questions whether the World Health Organisation's target of all births being attended by a skilled birth attendant is realistic in this setting.

The article can be downloaded below.

Contexts of Child Disability in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) published the final report of our 2016 multi-country project Communities, Classrooms and Civil Society: Sharing experience and developing regional approaches to addressing the rights and needs of children with disabilities in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine .

The report summarises background research undertaken for this project. Further information about the project can be found...

Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths in Charkent, Afghanistan

A short film highlighting HealthProm's work to reduce maternal and infant deaths in mountainous Charkent District, Afghanistan. Since 2013, HealthProm has been working with SPANA and the inventor Peter Muckle to develop a low-cost, life-saving inflatable donkey saddle to help women in labour reach medical care.

A Model for Early Years Support in Tajikistan

A model for Early Years support work with families and children with additional needs in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (2012)

This report sets out an alternative to institutional care for babies and young children in Tajikistan. It is the result of two years of innovative work in partnership with the European Union, the Tajik Ministry of Health and local NGOs.

External Resources

This section contains external links and resources that may be useful to individuals interested in our regions and programmatic areas.

Children with disabilities

The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities (UNICEF)

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


The Road Home - The Realities and Effects of Institutional Childcare in Russia

The Road Home was jointly produced in 2005 by HealthProm, EveryChild and the St Petersburg Early Intervention Institute. Sponsored by UNICEF, the film documents the effects of long term institutional care of young children in Russia. It was awarded an Erasmus EuroMedia Award.

A clip from the film can be found here .

Analysis of Reported Maternal Mortality Trends in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has historically had one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world. A 2002 survey estimated it at 1,600 deaths per 100,000 live births. However, the 2010 Afghanistan Maternal Mortality Survey reported a marked decrease to an estimated 327 deaths per 100,000 live births. The international maternal health community has questioned these findings, and whether they are potentially premature or perhaps misleading about the true state of maternal health in...