Ambitious Afghan Government plans to provide basic health-care services to 25 million
Afghan people who have one of the lowest health standards in the world are being
hampered by a lack of funds and mounting insecurity, government and humanitarian officials
said. Abdullah Sherzai, Deputy Minister of Public Health, told the Bulletin that his ministry
was still waiting for almost half the funds needed for this year's budget alone. Donors, like
USAID and The World Bank, have approved the Afghan Government plan.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
(2004). Insecurity and lack of funds hamper progress on Afghan health service. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 82(9), 712-713.
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