Staff And Patient Protection Remain A Concern Despite An Improvement In Afghanistan’s Health System

Medical News Today

After a basic package of health services was introduced by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, the development and performance of Afghanistan’s health care services improved dramatically in many areas between 2004 and 2008, particularly in health service capacity and delivery of care. However, the editors of PLoS Medicine warn of the dangers of security issues for health staff and patients, which is seriously hampering progress, and argue that the likelihood of Afghanistan emerging from its fragile status is far from certain.

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