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Medical Care in Afghanistan. Jeffrey Lopez. Life in Afghanistan. The population in Afghanistan is about 26 million people The life expectancy is less then 44 years Up to 78% of people in rural places have no access to health care at all Diseases: Measles Trauma Malaria.

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life in afghanistan
Life in Afghanistan
  • The population in Afghanistan is about 26 million people
  • The life expectancy is less then 44 years
  • Up to 78% of people in rural places have no access to health care at all
  • Diseases:
    • Measles
    • Trauma
    • Malaria
conditions in afghanistan
Conditions in Afghanistan

A lot of villages have little or no access to health care

1 in 5 children die before the age of 5

Women are in a 1 in 3 risk of dying at childbirth

what is marlin
What is Marlin?

Marlin is working with the Ministry of Health in Afghanistan

They provide essential health care for vulnerable people in some of the country’s most remote and hard to reach areas

They are trying to get rid of malaria in the villages there

how is marlin helping
How is Marlin Helping?

They are helping 800,000 people in Kunduz

By mid-2010, we will have trained 132 midwives, benefitting over 600,000 people

We are reaching at least 197,000 people this year through mobile clinics

availability of medical care
Availability of Medical Care

A lot of undeveloped places in Afg. Don’t have the right medical care

Developing places are hard to find because of the poor economy, poor baseline health indices, and ongoing violence

The Basic Package of Health Service provides healthcare that would have the most cost-effective impact on common health problems

cited page
Cited Page

"Merlin USA | Medical Experts on the Front Line." Merlin USA. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2013.

"Hatefsvoice." Hatefsvoice. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2013.