Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 20, 2023 By Ahmad Hanayish Sahar Lewal Michael Scollon Giving birth is a life or death struggle for women in Afghanistan, where roughly one mother is believed to die every two hours from preventable pregnancy and childbirth complications. Even mothers who survive face the stark reality that their newborns may not,
Tolo News: Officials at a hospital in Parwan treating COVID-19 say that the number of patients infected by the virus have increased by 70 percent, and the hospital is facing a lack of beds and other supplies. Abdul Hameed Zhekafer, a hospital official, said that in the past one month they recorded more than one
Ariana: Tribal elders and residents of Musa Khil district in Khost province have decided to fine with five thousand Afghanis as a punishment those families that prevent their daughters from going to schools. Manadeer Mangal a tribal elder told Ariana News that if we allow our daughters to go to schools and study especially medical section, the
Xinhua: Rita Hamidi, a newly graduated midwife, urged the Afghan government to provide female medical staff with proper jobs and security as they struggle to save lives in the war-torn country. “Over the past decades, the scarcity of professional midwives has been the main reason behind the high rate of maternal mortalities, particularly in the countryside.
The Guardian (UK): For years, declining death rates among pregnant women have been hailed as one of the great gains of foreign aid in Afghanistan. In reality, however, Afghan women dying in pregnancy or childbirth may be more than twice as high as numbers provided by donors would suggest. Since 2010, published figures have shown maternal