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Remote remedies: healthcare in Badakshan Afghanistan

Midwife Huma Awar Sumadi checks a patient's blood pressure
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Midwife Huma Awar Sumadi checks a patient's blood pressure during the health team's visit to Khaspak. "I became a midwife because I knew too many women who were dying during pregnancy," Huma says. "It is important for people living in such remote communities to be seen by qualified health workers to improve their health."

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