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Remote remedies: healthcare in Badakshan Afghanistan

WHO's head of office for Badakshan, Dr Sayed Mazari Nasiri, (right) addresses Khaspak leaders
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Communicating key health messages, including how and when to refer people suffering serious health problems to specialized care, are delivered to Khaspak village leaders by WHO and Merlin representatives. WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF are jointly supporting this Merlin mobile medical team, which has developed close relations with the tribes people in this remote area.

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