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How Afghanistan improved its health in 10 years despite bombs and bullets

Childhood vaccinations doubled from 40% to 80% during this time

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Taliban  |  Health  |  Security

Swagata Yadavar | IndiaSpend  |  New Delhi 



After the fall of the in 2001 and as a country recovering from conflict, had some of the worst indicators in the world. More than one-in-two (54%) children under five were stunted and around four-in-ten (39%) children were underweight in in 2004. It ranked 181/182 on the human development index, ranked the worst in stunting prevalence across the world and its under-five mortality was 257 per 1,000 live births.

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First Published: Sun, May 20 2018. 09:02 IST

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