Samiullah, our colleague, a nurse at the Lashkar-Gah Hospital, was killed on Saturday in a gunfight. He found himself in the midst of a shootout whilst on the way to a wedding.
The Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan. In an area with one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world, EMERGENCY gynaecologists and obstetricians monitor 150 pregnant women and 15 births every single day.
Keren, one of the team at the Anabah Maternity Centre, tells us about EMERGENCY’s work, and explains why the centre is fundamental to the inhabitants of the Valley and beyond: The Valley of Women.