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Picking up the Pieces: how Bahara became a Social Health Counsellor

Cultural restrictions and four decades of war have stripped women of their freedom and rights, including the right to education and work outside home.  


UNDP and MoPH Join Forces in the Battle Against COVID-19 in Afghanistan

Like the rest of the world, Afghanistan experienced an unprecedented health crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. The pandemic has had drastic impacts in Afghanistan due to its fragile…  


A Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Coronavirus on Afghanistan

The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on all aspects of life throughout the world, including Afghanistan. In addition to affecting health of millions and causing thousands of lives in Afghanistan,…  


Global Fund Investments in Afghanistan’s Medical Labs Prove Vital in COVID-19 Response

As the world copes with one of the most catastrophic pandemics of modern times, laboratory services and testing capabilities are proving to be most critical in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak  


From a TB Patient to a Health Worker

Twenty-eight-year-old Muhibullah is a tuberculosis (TB) survivor who has become a health worker after being cured of the illness. He has made it his mission to help other patients, and raise awareness…  


“Better Health for a Better Life” Herat Multidrug-Resistant TB Ward Saves Lives

Abdul Majid’s mother was sick for ten years. However, because of limited access to health facilities in their remote village, she was not able to get the treatment she needed for her form of…  


Malalai: Learning to Save Lives

Malalai Noori, 19, lives in Paktia province in east Afghanistan, a conservative area where many families do not allow their girls to go to school.  


Global Fund Afghanistan

As part of its wider engagement with the UN, the Global Fund has partnered with UNDP since 2003 to ensure that grants are implemented and services delivered in countries facing complex challenges.…  


Youth Against Malaria: Educating the Young to Save Lives

More than 100 high school students attended an awareness-raising TV show about malaria in Kabul recently. The show was organized by UNDP and hosted by Educational TV, one of Afghanistan’s leading TV…  


UNDP and the Global Fund Provide Malaria Tests and Drugs Where They Are Most Needed

Jalalabad, November 2016 – On a scorching July afternoon several years ago, a farmer rushed into a laboratory in downtown Jalalabad with his two-year-old son, Sabawoon, fainting in his arms. “I’m here…  

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