The Ministry of Public Health is concerned about the reduction of international aid to the health sector of Afghanistan.
Javid Hajir, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, says that the amount of global aid to Afghanistan in the health sector has decreased significantly compared to previous years.
“Due to political considerations, most donors and implementers work in coordination with each other and in most issues Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health is not involved,” said Javid Hajir, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health.
The spokesman added that global aid to the health sector should be coordinated with the ministry.
Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross, tweeted that it had provided assistance to more than 33 health centers in Afghanistan.
“We are supporting 33 hospital in Afghanistan; from running costs, provision of medical supplies to paying the salaries of more than 10,000 healthcare workers. This support will enable millions to get the essential healthcare they need,” the ICRC tweeted.
“We are supported by the ICRC and the Red Cross, and our problems are being solved. Hospitals were in a very bad state before they started providing aid,” said Najibullah Nisar, director of Mohammad Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital.
Some patients also praised global aid for the country's health sector.
“They brought the serums to us for free all night,” said Bibi Naz, the patient.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the lack of attention from countries around the world after the Ukraine war to several other countries in need, including Afghanistan.
“Attention to Ukraine is very important, of course, because it impacts the whole world, but even a fraction of aid is not being given to Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria and the rest. A fraction! and I need to be blunt and honest that the world is not treating the human race same way…,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Hospitals in other provinces of the country have limited facilities and therefore must bring their patients to the capital for treatment.