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UN releases emergency funds for Afghanistan's healthcare system

IANS | September 23, 2021 11:41 AM

UNITED NATION:  The UN has announced the release of $45 million in emergency funds to help prevent Afghanistan's health care system from collapse.

"Allowing Afghanistan's health care delivery system to fall apart would be disastrous, " Xinhua news agency quoted UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths as saying in a statement on Wednesday.

"People across the country would be denied access to primary health care such as emergency caesarian sections and trauma care, " he said.

The funding will go to the World Health Organization and the Unicef, and will keep health care facilities, including hospitals treating Covid-19 patients, operating until the end of the year, according to the Undersecretary-General.

The UN is determined to stand by the people of Afghanistan in their hour of need, Griffiths added.

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