Regional Reports

 

Afghanistan
   
Afghanistan Report - The worst place to be a mother
Authorities are striving to improve health conditions for women in Afghanistan, where maternal mortality and female life expectancy indicators are the worst in the world, says a report.
   
Afghanistan Report - Fighting a stubborn polio virus
Despite efforts to eliminate polio in Afghanistan since 1980, the disease is still prevalent: at least 10 children have caught the virus in the past six months, according to health officials.
   
Afghan refuges in Iran have little awareness of AIDS
Ebadullah, aged 26, worked in Iran illegally for four years, but was deported on 3 January this year. Whilst in Iran he used sex workers and intravenous drugs - unaware of the risks of contracting HIV.
   
  Kabul air pollution at sky-high levels
Air pollution in Kabul may be hastening the death of over 3,000 people every year, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
   

                                  
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