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WHO warns of rising maternal and child mortality in Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The World Health Organization has reported that 24 mothers and 167 children die daily across Afghanistan.

The organization released a report on Sunday, June 9, stating that an additional $352 million is needed to combat the serious risk of maternal mortality.

According to the WHO, these mothers and children lose their lives due to preventable diseases related to pregnancy and childbirth in Afghanistan.

The organization has warned that if the necessary funding for humanitarian aid in Afghanistan is not provided by the international community, maternal and infant mortality rates will increase.

The report indicates that in 2023, 428 fixed and mobile health centers were closed in Afghanistan due to severe budget shortages.

Additionally, the WHO emphasized that lack of access to healthcare has affected over three million people, including more than 600,000 children under five and over 240,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Previously, several global health organizations have warned about the rising maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan, stressing that women are facing increased vulnerability in the country.

According to a report by the Emergency Organization, Afghanistan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world.

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