The health situation in Afghanistan is dire: WHO chief

by Aamaj News

Yesterday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, met Taliban’s health minister, Qalander Ebad, in Geneva and talked about “dire humanitarian and health” situation in Afghanistan.

Mr. Adhanom described the health situation in Afghanistan as “dire.”

“The health situation in Afghanistan is still dire and the acute humanitarian crisis is continuing to put lives at risk,” Tedros said.

In this meeting both sides discussed the improvement of health system, needs, training of workforces that women have central role in it.

“The acute need in Afghanistan is to deliver diagnostics to detect the COVID-19 virus, and in particular Omicron, as the number of cases is on the rise,” Tedros added.

WHO called on the international community to continue with dialogue to support the people of Afghanistan, so that they can improve the health and well-being of all Afghans.

Last year on December chief of WHO came in Kabul and visited officials of former government.

The news comes as the head of Taliban’s purification commission, Mufti Hakimi, with an accompanying delegation by invitation of “Voice of Geneva” have gone there, to talk to European politicians.


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