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The winter anti-typhus campaign: Afghanistan, 1955-1956

Afghan woman dusting a girl against typhus
WHO/Marc Riboud

Slide 3

Women often are employed as members of the dusting teams. They vigorously dust their fellow citizens. Although all women in Afghanistan are veiled, some make a concession to the anti-typhus campaign and discard their "chadri" during dusting in order to obtain protection from typhus.

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