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.
Another day of blood in Kabul and a long night for our colleagues in the operating theatre.
On Sunday morning, an attack on a voter registration centre caused dozens of deaths and over a hundred injuries. 49 victims arrived at our hospital, 5 of them did not make it and 20 were in a serious condition.
Of the 43 patients hospitalised, 9 were under the age of 18.