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Mission Afghanistan 2030

Mission Afghanistan 2030 In the News

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Advocacy for Afghanistan is an important tenant of the MA2030 working group. Through advocacy, MA2030 raises the public’s awareness and understanding of the humanitarian situation unfolding in Afghanistan. Below, you’ll find some examples of MA2030’s advocacy work.

Advancing Human Rights in Afghanistan

December 8, 2023

On the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, founder of JHU’s MA2030 discusses the challenges of achieving the Declaration’s aims in Afghanistan and why the document remains essential to advancing human rights.

Sommer Klag Advocacy Impact Award

November 2, 2023

MA2030 was named the winner of the JHU Lerner Center for Public Health Advocacy’s inaugural Sommer Klag Advocacy Impact Award. With the $40,000 award, MA2030 will center its advocacy work around convening key donors to align on policy and strategic funding through 2030 and engaging de-facto authorities on their gender policies to expand the rights of Afghan women and girls.

JHU News-Letter: Panel explores public health progress in Afghanistan

November 15, 2022

MA2030 speaks to the JHU News-Letter about the focus of the second part of the webinar series, the situation of maternal and child health in Afghanistan, the challenges and effective and innovative solutions.

One Year On: The Pervasive Health Challenges in Afghanistan Webinar Series 

October - December 2022

Panel explores public health progress in Afghanistan.  

MA2030 hosted a four-part webinar series titled "One Year On: The Pervasive Health Challenges in Afghanistan" bringing together panelists to discuss the ongoing health crises in Afghanistan after the regime change in 2021. Topics covered included the health system evolution, maternal and child health, nutrition and sustainable development amidst the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Expert panelists represented a wide range of institutions from the WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, USAID, FCDO, EU, and many academic partners.  

Mission Afghanistan 2030: Sustainable Development Appeal for Afghanistan

May 14, 2022

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a blueprint to reach targets for 17 core development goals by 2030. On May 14th, 2022, MA2030 held a march to advocate for Afghanistan's sustainable development goals.  


VOA Pashto covered the protest that occurred in front of the White House, the World Bank, and the USAID in Washington, D.C.

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Podcast: The Health Care Situation in Afghanistan

November 9, 2021

Afghanistan-born Dr. Nadia Akseer, a Johns Hopkins scientist in International Health, talked with Stephanie Desmon about the country’s post-Taliban health system, and why the international community will need to wait and see what might happen under this “new Taliban” coming to power 20 years later.

Analysis on Afghanistan Health Crisis 

October 14, 2021

Watch the full interview of Dr. Nadia Akseer on Muslim Network TV where she discussed crucial topics about the Afghanistan crisis.  

Exemplars in Global Health: How Afghanistan can protect its recent gains in health outcomes

October 14, 2021

Exemplar News spoke with Dr. Akseer about how Afghanistan can protect their country's health gains as news out of the country reveals that 2,000 of its 3,500 health facilities have closed.