It is not every day that a man over 100 years of age survives COVID-19, but that is exactly what happened to Aziz Abdul Alim, a 103-year old man from Upper Chitral, the remote mountainous region of Upper Chitral in Northern Pakistan.
Told through the eyes of Dr. Nyabera, the local medical officer, we explore the upgrades to the Kenyenya hospital: the new operating theatre; renovations to the maternity wing; and training opportunities for staff.
A majority of Afghans live in rural areas. For women, the shortage of female healthcare workers is an added burden. A midwife close to the end of her training at the Bamyan Provincial Hospital, Gulbadan reflects on her training and the impact she hopes to have back in her village in Daykundi Province.
As part of its efforts to raise awareness of COVID-19 among disadvantaged and marginalised communities, the Om Habibeh Foundation (OHF) launched radio programmes, pinned posters around villages, and even distributed colouring books donated by UNICEF.