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.
Story of Hira Ahmad, polio community engagement consultant in south region of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan COVAX vaccine roll-out information and latest news.
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.
Vaccinators tackle winter conditions and challenging contexts during Afghanistan’s last polio campaign of the year.
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…
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…
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.