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Leishmaniasis patient in a Kabul hospital. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
18 Jul 16
Health officials are concerned by rising rates of the parasitic disease.
3 Apr 16
The mortality rate has increased, but so have government efforts to fight the disease.
H1N1 virus has made the Yerevan population to wear surgical masks. (Photo: Photolure)
26 Jan 16
Eighteen people have died as cases of the disease multiply across the region.
12 Jan 16
Medical centres tend to be concentrated in urban areas, leaving villagers little access to care.
20 Nov 15
Handful of medics and volunteers fight to keep healthcare provision going.
17 Nov 15
Short of vehicles and staff, emergency services also find city traffic a problem.
22 Oct 15
Most women in Parwan province are denied medical care during pregnancy and delivery.
21 Oct 15
Officials hope pioneering scheme will help reduce high maternal mortality rate.
12 Oct 15
School psychologists seen as crucial to identifying and heading off suicide risks.
1 Oct 15
Rural women balancing housework and manual farm labour seen as especially vulnerable to health problems.

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