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Remote remedies: healthcare in Badakshan Afghanistan

Merlin mobile medical team enters Khaspak village in Afghanistan's Badakshan province
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Dr. Abdul Bashir leads a Merlin mobile medical team into Khaspak village in Badakshan following a two-hour walk from the nearest road. Many villagers, particularly pregnant women, young children and the elderly find it extremely difficult to reach the nearest fixed health centre, a three-hour walk from Khaspak.

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