22-year-old Sharifa is one of the thousands of Afghan mothers struggling to overcome the hurdles that are posed by a healthcare system weakened by decades of war, poor facilities, and social and cultural barriers that are difficult to break.
Last week our 14 junior surgeons took the specialization exam for their respective course years at our hospital in Kabul…and they all passed!
“This is another part of EMERGENCY‘s work and we’re proud to be a part of it,” wrote our staff in Afghanistan.
The day began favorably with this news, but it soon took a bad turn: a car was blown up near the presidential palace in the capital, causing numerous deaths and wounding many more.
War is an operating theatre that’s never empty.