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Residents of Nuristan province demanded improved health services in a debate organised by IWPR in Paron on July 29. (Photo: IWPR)
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2 Aug 17
Event hears that serious measures are needed to deal with the shortfall.
An Afghan pharmacist talks to a young customer. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
8 May 17
Trade in out-of-date or counterfeit medication is booming in country’s east.
A malnurished baby is measured to monitor her growth at a hospital in Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
27 Apr 17
Increased fighting and an ongoing economic downturn are leaving many at risk of serious health problems.
Afghans wait for treatment at a clinic near Kabul. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
29 Mar 17
Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death for Afghan women, but there is little public awareness of the disease.
12 Feb 17
Gender violence, poverty and associated social problems fuels widespread mental health problems.
An Afghan midwife student examining a pregnant woman at the Bamiyan Provincial hospital. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
9 Feb 17
Community care has massively reduced maternal mortality.
The surgical hospital in al-Sham set up by the Syria Relief and Development organisation. (Photo: Obeida al-Taraf)
26 Jan 17
Medical charity is rolling out dozens of local aid projects.
An al-Ruqyah al-Shar’iyyah session performed on a young man suffering from headaches. (Photo: Hazza Adnan al-Hazza)
17 Jan 17
Casting spells seen as an effective treatment for epilepsy.
Three-year-old Arzu Gurbanli died after surgery. (Photo courtesy of Gurbanli family)
19 Oct 16
Despite significant improvements, many people feel they are not getting the best treatment.
22 Sep 16
Field hospitals and healthcare clinics are providing free treatment.

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