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PublishDate: Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:15

WHO: Afghan health system on brink of collapse

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned Afghanistan’s health system is teetering on the verge of collapse.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Unless urgent action was initiated, the country faced an imminent , the UN health organisation said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Our visit allowed us to witness the immediate needs of the Afghan people firsthand and meet stakeholders to define ways to urgently scale up our ,” the statement added.

It continued: “We engaged in constructive dialogue to address differences and find solutions that will allow us to continue our life-saving work for millions of .”

The meetings were focused on a number of priority health issues that needed immediate attention, as well as the need to invest in achieving longer-term development goals.

The -level_WHO delegation met senior members of the Taliban leadership, UN partners, health workers and patients in Kabul.

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