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Thumbnail of operational guidelines for prevention and control of ARI in Afghanistan Operational guidelines for the prevention and control of acute respiratory infections in Afghanistan [pdf 4.46Mb]
Thumbnail of Standard operational procedures (SOPs)on case detection and diagnosis of an adult TB cases in Afghanistan Standard operational procedures (SOPs)on case detection and diagnosis of an adult TB cases in Afghanistan [pdf 211kb]
Thumbnail of Standard operational procedures (SOPs) to improve the quality of care for TB patients in treatment Standard operational procedures (SOPs) to improve the quality of care for TB patients in treatment [pdf 261kb]

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Key health-related statistics

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. 

Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

Afghanistan country health profile

Regional Health Observatory

WHO Afghanistan Programme Overview 

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