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Afghanistan: Geo-political conditions conducive to Epidemics Badakhshan Takhar Kunduz Baghlan Jauzjan Samangan Balkh Ghor Sar-e- Pol Faryab Badghis Herat.

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2 Afghanistan: Geo-political conditions conducive to Epidemics Badakhshan Takhar Kunduz Baghlan Jauzjan Samangan Balkh Ghor Sar-e- Pol Faryab Badghis Herat Farah Bamyan Nimroz Helmand Kandahar Zabul Uruzgan Ghazni Kabul Paktika Parwan Kapisa Kunar Laghman Nangarhar Paktya Logar 22 years of war Front line Insecure areas Remote areas Drought Earthquakes Cholera outbreak in July-September2000

3 Districts without EPI fixed centers Measles Outbreaks /2000

4 Badakhshan Takhar Kunduz Baghlan Jauzjan Samangan Balkh Ghor Sar-e- Pol Faryab Badghis Herat Farah Bamyan Nimroz Helmand Kandahar Zabul Uruzgan Ghazni Kabul Paktika Parwan Kapisa Kunar Laghman Nangarhar Paktya Logar Cholera outbreaks Internally displaced populations Afghanistan: current urgent problems Risk for measles outbreaks, ARI and further spread of cholera!

5 Northen Region area(km2) census estimates Herat '270 Badghis '063 Badakhshan '306 Takhar '089 Baghlan '256 Badakhshan Takhar Kunduz Baghlan Jauzjan Samangan Balkh Ghor Sar-e- Pol Faryab Badghis Herat Farah Bamyan Nimroz Helmand Kandahar Zabul Uruzgan Ghazni Kabul Paktika Parwan Kapisa Kunar Laghman Nangarhar Paktya Logar Afghanistan: estimated populations Mazar-I-Sharif has a population of 1,000,000 (half of them are IDPs). Source: The 1997 population figures are taken from the UNFPA database. The 1996 estimates are informal estimates

6 WHO structure and functions in Afghanistan Badakhshan Takhar Kunduz Baghlan Jauzjan Samangan Balkh Ghor Sar-e- Pol Faryab Badghis Herat Farah Bamyan Nimroz Helmand Kandahar Zabul Uruzgan Ghazni Kabul Paktika Parwan Kapisa Kunar Laghman Nangarhar Paktya Logar The total number of staff is about 119 both in and outside Afghanistan. The WHO suboffices: provide technical assistance to the local health authorities MCH, immunization, training, etc..) serve as epidemiological surveillance stations supervise and manage WHO projects in their regions. monitor drug distribution to basic services and hospitals. represent WHO in all field-based coordination activities with UN agencies and NGOs All suboffices regularly report to WR-Afghanistan office. WHO has 9 suboffices inside Afghanistan a nd a support office in Islamabad: 1. office in Jalalabad 32 staff 2. Suboffice in Kabul12 staff 3. Suboffice in Faizabad8 staff 4: Suboffice in Kundoz6 staff 5. Suboffice in Ghazni6 staff 6. Suboffice in Mazar 7 staff 7. Suboffice in Bamyan5 staff 8. Suboffice in Herat9 staff 9. Suboffice in Kandahar7 staff 10. Support office in Islamabad27 staff


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