National Health Planning Cycles

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

Afghanistan National Health Policy 2016-2020

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

  • Ensuring the enforcement of anticorruption measures and having mutual accountability
  • Functioning of the Ministry of Health as an effective state institution, and institutional and management culture, style and practiceF
  • Changing attitudes regarding Public Health, perceptions and practices, combatting malnutrition, prevention of noncommunicable diseases, eradication of polio, prevention and control of other communicable diseases and controlling the quality of imported foo
    Communicable Diseases
    NCDs & Mental Health
    Polio Eradication and Transition
  • Improving access to, and the sustainability of, quality primary health care and public health particularly for mothers, the new born, children and adolescents, as part of a direction towards universal health coverage and improving the quality of clinical
    Service delivery
    MNCH & Immunization
    Pharma and Medical Products

Annual Health Sector Review

The MoPH conducts annual result conference followed by strategic retreat on yearly basis.

Income group:


Fiscal Start Date

December 21

Legal and Political systems

  • Executive branch: president directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held in 2 rounds on 5 April and 14 June 2014 (next to be held on 20 July 2019)
  • Legislative branch: Meshrano Jirga - last held 10 January 2015 (next to be held in 2018) Wolesi Jirga - last held on 20 October 2018) (next tobe held in 2023)
  • Legal System: Islamic law

Country Documents

No results found for country

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country [+]

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress

Afghanistan joined IHP+ on May 22, 2014 during the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva. Dr Suraya Dalil, Minister of Health of Afghanistan, signed the IHP+ Global Compact on behalf of Afghanistan. Afghanistan has a National Strategic Health Plan 2011-2015 and National Health and Nutrition Policy 2012-2020. IHP+ membership was transferred to UHC2030 in 2016.

Pooled funding and or SWAP

No but efforts are ongoing to introduce a SWAp

UNDAF rollout cycles


UHC Partnership for policy dialogue


PEPFAR focus countries


World Bank*

Country Partnership Framework for the period FY 2017 to FY 2020. The CPF includes funding from the World Bank Group as well as the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) and other smaller trust funds. The CPF comes at a critical juncture as the government seeks to build on important achievements in its first two years, but is faced with a range of challenges from growing insecurity to stagnating growth and rising levels of poverty. The CPF recognizes the government’s ambitious reform program in the midst of the political and economic uncertainty facing Afghanistan over the next four years, and the limited fiscal space for maneuver. Tackling fragility and conflict are long-term endeavors, but selective institutional strengthening focused on key agencies and functions could enable likely drivers of growth, including the agriculture and mining sectors and human capital development. In addition, much more needs to be done to ensure an adequate social safety net system for the poor and vulnerable and supporting firms in managing insecurity related risks. A broad-based social transfer program could help households avoid resorting to negative coping mechanisms, while financial sector development and risk-sharing instruments could support private sector investment.

European Commission*

The European Union has a long-term partnership with Afghanistan. Since 2002, the European Union has provided €3.66 billion in development and humanitarian aid, making it the fourth largest donor in support of the Afghan people. Afghanistan is also the largest beneficiary of EU development assistance; together with its Member States, the European Union contributes more than €1 billion in development assistance per year to Afghanistan. In October 2014, the European Commission presented its Multiannual Indicative Programme for Afghanistan (MIP 2014-2020), outlining new development funding of €1.4 billion for the period 2014-2020, i.e. the €200 million per year.

Costing and Financing

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