World Health Organization Concerns on Closure of 99 Health Centers in Afghanistan
Reporter: Latifa Sahel
Following an increase in the number of Taliban violence in the country, the World Health Organization has released a report that indicates the closure of a large number of health centers in the country. According to the report released by this institution, “The direct attacks on health centers in Afghanistan during the first four months of this year (2019) have resulted in the closure of at least 99 health centers throughout the country.”
According to the report, at least the centers are closed in 16 provinces of the country, which are mainly located in the south, east and west of the country. The World Health Organization has also said that these centers have been closed down during 114 direct attacks by the armed opposition.