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.
According to the World Health Organisation, over 10 million people in Afghanistan have limited access to medical treatment.
War is making healthcare more crucial – and yet less accessible – than ever, and yet patients know who we are, and how to find us.
For them, a red T-shirt is a symbol of hope, a promise of safety and care. And it’s a promise we intend to keep.