healthcare in Afghanistan is crumbling, aid organizations warn

“It’s terrible timing that this should happen, when we’re now… faced with a situation where humanitarian needs are escalating,” said Dr. Richard Brennan, the regional emergency director for the Eastern Mediterranean of the World Health Organization region.

Caesarean sections, vaccinations for polio, tuberculosis, tetanus and measles, diagnoses and treatment of TB, malaria, HIV, infant nutrition, surgery and routine health services including: family schedule – they’re all gone risk. The loss in help is also limit supply chains for medicines, oxygen and food for hospitals.

About two thirds of the country’s health facilities are part of Sehatmandi, a three-year, $600 million project managed by the World Bank and funded by the US agency for International development, the European Union, the World Bank and others.

Because money has been invested in effect via the ministry of Afghanistan of Public health, the donors withdrew their support after the expulsion of the Taliban of the previous administration.

dr. majroeh, who studied global Health policy at the London School of Hygiene and tropical medicine, said he appreciated the precarious situation of donor organisations, but argued that the health of the population should transcend political considerations.

dr. Majrooh and humanitarian aid experts accused the funding organizations of Afghans in abandon when they needed it most help.

“I’m so surprised that when they are most needed, and where they have the… highest impact ever – it’s at that moment they decided to pull out”, said Karl Blanchet, an expert in humanitarian studies at university of Geneva who has worked closely with the Afghan Ministry of Health.

Read More: World News


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