Afghanistan has the second-highest maternal mortality rate in the world; a woman dies approximately every 30 minutes from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Also, one in five children dies during or after birth or before the age of five.
Blood poisoning or sepsis is a life threatening illness. It is caused by the body overreacting to an infection.
The Ministry of Public Health is committed to improving the health of the Afghan population and reducing infant mortality.
The Afghan Ministry of Public Health said the respiratory diseases are spreading in the country.
The Ministry of Public Health launched its first polio campaign of 2011 in Gardez in Paktia at the start of February.
On a recent cold winter night, Aziz Ahmad put some plastic in his stove in order to heat his house.