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20 April 2021

Resourceful Optimism: Fighting COVID-19 in Afghanistan

The pandemic has strained most countries’ health systems. Afghanistan has faced more hurdles than most.

22 March 2021

“I serve my nation through my profession”: Community vaccinators in Afghanistan

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.

19 March 2021

“All the work I do with communities on polio I do for my daughter”

Story of Hira Ahmad, polio community engagement consultant in south region of Afghanistan.

10 March 2021

COVAX roll-out - Afghanistan

Afghanistan COVAX vaccine roll-out information and latest news.

8 March 2021

International Women’s Day: In pictures – a female vaccinator in Afghanistan

This International Women’s Day Vaccines Work is hosting a series of interviews with inspirational women from across the world. Here we follow Razia, a female vaccinator in Afghanistan, as she does her daily rounds.

8 January 2021

Trekking through the snow to deliver vaccines

Vaccinators tackle winter conditions and challenging contexts during Afghanistan’s last polio campaign of the year.

3 November 2020

Sakina, Championing Women in the Fight Against Polio in Afghanistan

Kandahar, Afghanistan, 24 October 2020: In Dand District, Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, Sakina Abdul Ghafar mobilizes her community in support of polio vaccines. She is amongst 520 females, including mothers, in Kandahar that play a key role in…

1 October 2020

Polio vaccination campaigns resume with COVID-19 prevention measures in place

With only 542 global cases in 2019, polio is a distant memory in most parts of the world. However, this highly contagious disease could spread rapidly in communities with limited access to vaccines, health care and sanitation – a risk greatly…

14 May 2020

How can fragile countries, like Afghanistan, respond to COVID-19?

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.

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