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02 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

HEALTH SECTOR

  • The deteriorating security situation in some parts of the country has led to the closure of health facilities in many districts and caused casualties among healthcare workers.

  • Health Cluster partners provided support to primary health services for returnees in Torkham, Spin Boldak, Zaranj and Islam Qala border crossings.

07 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Under the 2nd Allocation of the Common Humanitarain Fund (CHF), 9 health projects are supported with an overall Health envelop of USD 6,408, 749.

  • The deteriorating security situation in many parts of the country has led to the closure of health facilities in many districts. There have been reports of closed health facilities in Uruzgan and Badghis due to armed group interference.

31 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • The rate of return of Afghan refugees through UNHCR’s organized repatriation is increasing significantly; 7,804 Afghans returned in the first six months of 2016 while almost 82,000 returned in July and August (UNHCR).

  • WHO-supported trauma care unit (TCU) in the Kunduz Regional Hospital started receiving patients in late July

31 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • 283,662 primary health care consultations provided by health partners

  • 29 health facilities were forced to close due to insecurity

  • USD 8,000,000 was allocated to the Health Cluster under the first CHF allocation

  • A Health Emergency Risk Assessment (HERA) was carried out at the national level

  • 37 disease outbreaks reported

  • WHO conducted training for 54 environmental health staff on WASH issues