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STATE OF INTERNATIONAL EM Rebuilding the health care system in Afghanistan: an overview of primary care and emergency services

By John R. Acerra, Kara Iskyan, Zubair A. Qureshi, Rahul K. Sharma, J. R. Acerra, K. Iskyan, Z. A. Qureshi and R. K. Sharma


Abstract Developing nations have many challenges to the growth of emergency medical systems. This development in Afghanistan is also complicated by many factors that plague post-conflict countries including an unstable political system, poor economy, poor baseline health indices, and ongoing violence. Progress has been made in Afghanistan with the implementation of the Basic Package of Health Service (BPHS) by the Ministry of Public Health in an effort to provide healthcare that would The views expressed in this paper are those of the author(s) and not those of the editors, editorial board or publisher

Year: 2009
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