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Syrian kids playing in a street. (Photo: Syria Stories)
27 Feb 18
The brutal consequences of not meeting society's expectations.
Syrian boy smoking. (Photo: Syria Stories)
26 Feb 18
Parents and educators warn that stress and family breakdown are the main factors.
An Afghan midwife examines a pregnant woman from a remote village. (Photo: Air Force Master Sgt. Sarah R. Webb, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)
22 Feb 18
Locals say that conservative attitudes are changing.
An Afghan child receives a polio vaccine at a clinic in Farza. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
13 Jan 18
Medics fight rumours that programme is a Western plot against Muslims.
A newborn baby receiving care in an Afghan hospital. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
5 Dec 17
An average of 60 babies are now born there every day.
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Trade in out-of-date or counterfeit medication is booming in country’s east.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.

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