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2 David Wu

3 Problems in Afghanistan  Unstable governmental conditions  Constant warfare  Weak economic conditions ("Afghanistan…”)

4 Dismal Economy of Afghanistan  Per Capita GDP of $1000  36% of Population below the poverty line  35% Unemployment rate (“The World…”)

5 Men in Afghanistan  In general, better treatment than women  Troublesome process (Faramarz)

6 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…”).

7 Wealthy in Afghanistan  High rates of care-seeking (Steinhardt)

8 Poor in Afghanistan  Utilize Basic Packages of Health Services (BPHS)  Lower rates of care-seeking if ill than the richer (Steinhardt)

9 Urban Afghanistan  Fair amount of hospitals  Relatively able to give major care ("Hospital…”)

10 Rural Afghanistan  Residents had to travel far distances for care  Now, a few hospitals are available for minor care ("Hospital…”)

11 Some Good Hospital Conditions

12 Some Bad Hospital Conditions  "Auschwitz-like" conditions with starvation and drugless surgery (Didymus).

13 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.”).

14 Doctors/Nurses  Shortage of trained doctors (Faramarz)

15 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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17 Works Cited  "Afghanistan: Conflict Profile." Insightonconflict.org. Insight on Conflict, Jan Web. 03 Mar  Didymus, JohnThomas. "'Auschwitz-like' Conditions at Dawood Mil. Hospital, Afghanistan." Digitaljournal.com. Digital Journal, 29 July Web. 03 Mar  Faramarz, Abdol Wahed. "Afghan Frustration at Poor Healthcare." Institute for War & Peace Reporting, 19 Aug Web. 03 Mar  "Health." Usaid.gov. USAID/Afghanistan, 3 Mar Web. 03 Mar  "Hospital Brings Health Care to Rural Afghans." Isaf.nato.int. ISAF Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force, 21 July Web. 03 Mar  Steinhardt, L. C., H. Waters, K. D. Rao, A. J. Naeem, P. Hansen, and D. H. Peters. "The Effect of Wealth Status on Care Seeking and Health Expenditures in Afghanistan." Health Policy and Planning 24.1 (2008): Web.  "Womens Health in Afghanistan." Afghanmidwiferyproject.org. Afghanistan Midwifery Project, n.d. Web. 03 Mar  "The World Factbook: Afghanistan." Cia.gov. Central Intelligence Agency, 12 Feb Web. 03 Mar


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