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.
There are really difficult days, like yesterday.
An attack during a religious ceremony in Kabul killed 43 people and injured 85.
40 wounded patients were taken to our hospital, with 7 dead on arrival.
“Yet another mass casualty in Kabul, we’ve had 27 in 11 months”.
Those people who were killed and injured were not on a battlefield. They were not fighting. They were just getting on with their daily lives.