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Emergency humanitarian action update, July 2015

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Shukria holds her 3-year-old son Ali Husain while visiting a WHO-supported mobile clinic operating in a camp_for_internally displaced persons in KabulShukria holds her 3-year-old son Ali Husain while visiting a WHO-supported mobile clinic operating in a camp for internally displaced persons in KabulKey updates, July 2015

  • Flooding in the southeastern region caused loss of life and damaged buildings and agricultural land in July.
  • Outbreaks of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, rabies, measles and diarrhoeal diseases continue to be the threats to public health.
  • WHO continues to support mass casualty management preparedness and response in high-risk provinces.
  • The provision of emergency primary health care services is supported by WHO in areas without government health care provision in Kunar, Kandahar, Khost, Paktia and Wardak provinces.

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Population (m) 29.7
Health expenditure (% of GDP) 9.5
Adult (15+) literacy rate (%) 34.8
Life expectancy at birth F/M (2010) 63.2-63.6

Sources: Central Statistics office, Afghanistan National health Accounts, Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey, Afghanistan mortality survey. 

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