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Costs, insecurity among main barriers to healthcare access in Afghanistan: Survey

The survey has explored access to healthcare across 10 Afghan provinces based on data and testimony from over 1,800 Afghans.

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Afghanistan: UNICEF concerned over increase in malnourished women and girls

The agency’s nutrition advisor for South Asia says more than 800,000 women and adolescent girls are malnourished

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Women’s Day: Ghor women lack access to healthcare services

Women report they are not able to get routine checks when pregnant with some saying they have no idea when.

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Acute respiratory infections double among Afghan children: UNICEF

Already weakened by years of deprivation, children across the country are increasingly vulnerable to disease and illness

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Nimroz province records ‘alarming’ spike in malnourished children

A Zarang hospital source said the number of malnutrition cases, mostly of children, has more than doubled in the province.

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MSF warns Afghanistan’s ‘dysfunctional’ health system is unsustainable

In its latest report, the organization says foreign entities cannot remain as de facto substitutes for the public health sector

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Afghanistan: Lack of female vaccinators hindering polio campaign progress

Male vaccinators say their female colleagues provided a critical service in the past especially as they could reach children in.

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5.5 million children set to get polio shots across Afghanistan in latest campaign

UNICEF officials have launched this year’s polio campaign and will vaccinate millions of children across all four zones in the.

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Tajik doctors in Badakhshan’s border districts pack up and return home

Doctors from Tajikistan provided much-needed medical services to residents in this remote province following an agreement signed in 2010

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Respiratory diseases spike as Kabul’s air quality drops

Poverty-stricken residents in Afghanistan’s capital city are having to burn coal, wood and other cheap fuel, including tires, to keep.

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