Dismal Economy of Afghanistan Per Capita GDP of $1000 36% of Population below the poverty line 35% Unemployment rate (“The World…”)
Men in Afghanistan In general, better treatment than women Troublesome process (Faramarz)
Women in Afghanistan “Every two hours, one Afghan woman dies from pregnancy-related causes” (“Health.”) “Women are not allowed to be seen by a male doctor” (“Womens…”).
Wealthy in Afghanistan High rates of care-seeking (Steinhardt)
Poor in Afghanistan Utilize Basic Packages of Health Services (BPHS) Lower rates of care-seeking if ill than the richer (Steinhardt)
Urban Afghanistan Fair amount of hospitals Relatively able to give major care ("Hospital…”)
Rural Afghanistan Residents had to travel far distances for care Now, a few hospitals are available for minor care ("Hospital…”)
Some Good Hospital Conditions
Some Bad Hospital Conditions "Auschwitz-like" conditions with starvation and drugless surgery (Didymus).
Treatment Availability “More than 60 percent of the population now lives within a one-hour walking distance to the nearest health facility, an increase from nine percent in 2002” (“Health.”).
Doctors/Nurses Shortage of trained doctors (Faramarz)
Medicine/Equipment “The main problem is the lack of medical instruments. Without instruments, we are unable to diagnose certain kinds of illness, and that means some patients have to wait longer, or we have to send them abroad” (Faramarz).
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