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After attack on MSF, WHO and partners strengthen trauma care to save lives in conflict-ridden Kunduz province

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TCU_staff_in_Kunduz_emergency_room_127 September 2016 – Rockets struck a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital on 3 October 2015 in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 14 health workers and injuring 37. As a result of the attack, the hospital became dysfunctional, but the health needs remained.

In October 2015 alone, the conflict in Kunduz between anti-government elements and Afghan national forces killed more than 100 people, injured over 400 and displaced 30 000.

Before the bombing, the MSF hospital had a 100% occupancy rate with many more patients seeking admission. 

Read more about strengthening access to trauma care and rehabilitation in Kunduz

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