World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Acute health needs in Afghanistan must be urgently addressed and health gains protected” – below is their description.
It’s urgent to continue support for health services for millions of Afghans, especially at a time when they’re most vulnerable.WHO calls on international donors to rapidly re-commit to finance the Sehatmandi project, which covers 2300 health facilities, as they’ve done for almost 2 decades.
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”