Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it has sent three female physicians to provide medical aid to Afghan women in western Herat province.
As part of Turkmenistan humanitarian aid, Turkmen female doctors have already started providing life-saving healthcare services to Afghan women at Turghandi maternity hospital in Herat province.
Prior to sending doctors, the Turghandi maternity hospital was renovated on May 3, and medical supplies, as well as medicine, were donated by the government of Turkmenistan.
It is said that Turkmen female doctors will serve in Afghanistan until the end of this month.
Meanwhile, Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has emphasized to continue delivering its much-needed humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan during these difficult times.
Turghandi maternity hospital was built and inaugurated with the financial support of the Turkmenistan government on Jun 5, 2016.
The acting Health Minister of Afghanistan Qalander Ebad a few days ago announced that at least 50 percent of the Afghan population in remote rural areas have no access the healthcare services.
The lack of proper healthcare facilities and services is considered a major challenge, particularly for women and children under the Taliban-run administration in Afghanistan.
While banning Afghan women from working for government institutions and non-governmental organizations, the Taliban keep calling on the international community to help the health sector in Afghanistan.
Currently, Afghanistan has the highest number of maternal fatalities in the world, which may deteriorate with the increasing lack of resources and facilities.