To prepare health facilities for the winter season, WHO has deployed 693 metric tons of emergency kits and medical supplies to 301 health facilities in 91 districts of Afghanistan that will be cut-off from access due to the harsh weather,” WHO tweeted.
The organization said in a series of tweets that these health supplies have been sent to the districts that will become cut off during the winter ahead.
“The medical supplies will be enough for three months, covering a population of around four million Afghans, with more than one million as direct beneficiaries. These areas are hard-to-reach and people are vulnerable to diseases,” WHO tweeted.
The organization said that their teams are on the ground to ensure hospitals are ready for winter, that training of health workers is ongoing, and that communities are empowered to protect themselves from diseases.
Meanwhile, an Afghan health department official expressed satisfaction with WHO’s move but said the aid is not enough and that additional supplies should be sent to more health facilities.—Ariana news