25 March 2002
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KABUL - The Shuhada Clinic in bombed-out western Kabul serves a population of 100,000. A vast wasteland separates the poor neighbourhood from the city proper. At night after curfew it is a dangerous no-go zone, cutting... Read more
19 February 2002
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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- Dr. Sima Samar, Afghanistan’s interim Minister for Women’s Affairs, is a woman in a hurry. Two months into her six-month term of office, she has clear ideas about what her ministry can do for... Read more
22 August 2003
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KABUL—In Afghanistan today, in the face of overwhelming need, even small interventions are producing real progress. With support from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, non-governmental organizations are... Read more
8 April 2003
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A baby boy weighing 2.85 kilograms was the first infant delivered at the newly rebuilt maternity ward of Kabul’s Khair Khana hospital, which reopened at the end of March. The mother, 40, was in good shape and proud to... Read more
22 August 2003
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MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan—The full waiting room at the Char Bolak clinic is clear sign that life is getting better in one northern village, thanks in part to a small non-governmental organization supported by UNFPA.... Read more
11 July 2003
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KABUL—“If my parents tried to force me to marry, I would refuse,” declared Zohal, 16, as her fellow students nodded in agreement. The Afghan teenagers had just heard government leaders say that early marriage closes... Read more
26 February 2004
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New York —Why does Afghanistan have the highest maternal mortality rate in the world? What four conditions must be met to reduce it? How is a missionary helping hundreds of former bush wives and survival sex workers in... Read more
28 July 2004
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UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Goedele Liekens traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan for a one day visit on 20 May. Despite the tight schedule of her trip, she was able to visit several key institutions and projects supported by... Read more
11 October 2005
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“One day, not so long ago, a woman showed up at the clinic showing signs of a complicated late-stage pregnancy. I asked her husband to let her come to the hospital for 10 days to deliver safely and get support, or she... Read more
12 November 2008
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FAIZABAD, Afghanistan—Qurban-Bibi knew she had to get to a hospital when she went into labour. After a previous Caesarean delivery, doctors had told her she would need another operation if she delivered again – it was a... Read more

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