Afghanistan 'most dangerous' place for childbirth
14 October 2013 Last updated at 09:55 BST
Afghanistan is one of the most risky places in the world to give birth with a death every two hours from childbirth complications or problems during pregnancy.
However, the Minister for Health Dr Suraya Dalil says some improvements have been made.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet reports from Malalai hospital in the heart of Kabul.