Conflict and COVID-19: a double burden for Afghanistan’s healthcare system | Land Portal
Conflict and COVID-19: a double burden for Afghanistan’s healthcare system

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Date of publication: 
September 2020
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-020-00312-x
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3
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The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has put an additional strain on Afghanistan’s weak healthcare system. Prior to the pandemic, the government and its allies had already problems in providing high quality health services for the people in Afghanistan because of inadequate facilities, insecurities, and ongoing conflicts. This year, COVID- 19 exacerbated the situation and overwhelmed the healthcare system even further. As predicted, an influx of migrants suspected of having COVID-19 contributed to community transmission and led to an increase of cases across the country. A series of deadly attacks on civilians and healthcare workers in the country poses an additional burden, and severely weakens healthcare structures in times where health services are indispensable. These circumstances make evident that the international community needs to provide more support for Afghanistan’s healthcare system and pass the United Nations resolution for a ceasefire in the country.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III, Mohammad Yasir Essar, Attaullah Ahmadi, Xu Lin, and Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi

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