22-year-old Sharifa is one of the thousands of Afghan mothers struggling to overcome the hurdles that are posed by a healthcare system weakened by decades of war, poor facilities, and social and cultural barriers that are difficult to break.
Afghanistan has been at war for over 40 years and now faces a new challenge: the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our Programme Coordinator in Kabul, Marco, updates us on the latest. He is concerned about what is to come. But we are all able to influence the trajectory of this pandemic. We are in Afghanistan to save lives, and guarantee free and high-quality medical care. This work will continue.