‘Deepening’ medical crisis in Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Despite years of aid, medical care in Afghanistan remains severely limited as casualty rates from violence climb, humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) warns in a report.

Gaping holes in the war-torn country’s healthcare system are being obscured by misleading narratives of success, it says.

Reliable data is hard to come by, but MSF says patient testimonies paint a troubling picture.

Many struggle to access basic care.

Source: BBC News (link opens in a new window)

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