As part of a pledge to deliver at least three million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, the first doses donated by Sweden have been delivered to countries this week, with shipments arriving in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan
The pandemic has strained most countries’ health systems. Afghanistan has faced more hurdles than most.
Community vaccinators go where fixed health centres can’t reach. In Afghanistan, that means fighting Taliban injunctions, entrenched gender imbalances and difficult terrain, all to ensure the nation’s children are protected.
Afghanistan COVAX vaccine roll-out information and latest news.
Vaccinators tackle winter conditions and challenging contexts during Afghanistan’s last polio campaign of the year.
As countries rich and poor struggle with challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Afghanistan is taking proactive steps to overcome its own.