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UNICEF – Afghanistan
As Afghanistan continues to navigate a complex peace process, children continue to pay the price of over four decades of conflict and under development. UNICEF supporter Nazanin Alakija visits Afghanistan to gain firsthand experience on the situation of children and the strength, tenacity and resilience of the Afghan people.
Maternal and newborn care is a key priority for UNICEF in Afghanistan, as the first 1000 days are crucial to the survival and wellbeing of any child. Here Nazanin visits a UNICEF supported newborn ward and intensive care unit at the Attaturk Hospital in Kabul, where she engages with mothers and infants. Prematurity, pneumonia, meningitis and maternal aneamia are some of the drivers of infant mortality in Afghanistan.
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