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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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
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
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
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
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