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WHO Representative in Afghanistan Dr. Rik Peeperkorn interviewed in UN special

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Dr Rik Peeperkorn visiting Emergency hospital in Lashkargah Photo: Philippe Kropf Dr Rik Peeperkorn visiting Emergency hospital in Lashkargah Photo: Philippe Kropf / OCHA“The lack of peace, insecurity and high level of volatility is on everyone’s mind and the major challenge, not only for all Afghans, but also for WHO and anyone working for development. Access to large parts of the country is limited and a major obstruction to helping provide more sustained humanitarian and development support.”

Dr Rik Peeperkorn, WHO Representative in Afghanistan was interviewed by UN Special, the monthly magazine of international civil servants working in the UN system in Geneva. The April issue focused on Afghanistan, particularly women. Read the full interview here

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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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