UN needs $500 million to provide health services in Afghanistan
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has said that about $500 million is needed to provide health services in Afghanistan this year.
UNOCHA said the lack of investment in life-saving health services will lead to an increase in the deaths of the most vulnerable people in the country.
“This year, $449.9 million is needed to help 15.6 million people with essential health care services,” OCHA said in a statement.
According to the estimate, the number of people in need of health services in Afghanistan totals 17.6 million people.
This comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) recently said Afghanistan has the highest maternal mortality rate in Asia with 638 deaths per 100,000 live births.The post UN needs $500 million to provide health services in Afghanistan first appeared on Ariana News.
Source: Ariana News