Our volunteers are now providing women in Afghan villages with hygiene kits and basic training in infection control. This work is crucial in stopping the spread of Covid-19.
Afghans have lived for decades through wars and now they are bracing for the immense challenge of this virus. Afghanistan’s Minister of Health has predicted the virus could eventually infect up to 80% of the country, and kill 110,000 Afghans.
Although the health-care system in Afghanistan has improved over the past 17 years, it is ill-equipped to respond to the virus.
As at 17 April, there were 840 cases recorded and 30 deaths.