Health Issues and Topics Related to Afghanistan

Health Stats | Health Services | Nutrition | HIV & AIDS | Mother & Child Health | Polio | Malaria |
Pollution and Sanitation | Tuberculosis (TB) | CholeraDrug Addiction | H1N1 (Swine Flu) | Other Health Issues |
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Afghanistan Health Stats

Infant mortality rate:(1)
Total: 149.2 deaths/1,000 live births
Male: 152.75 deaths/1,000 live births
Female: 145.47 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:(1)
Total population: 45.02 years
Male: 44.79 years
Female: 45.25 years

Birth rate:(1)
37.83 births/1,000 population

Death rate:(1)
17.39 deaths/1,000 population

Total fertility rate:(1)
5.39 children born/woman

Every 30 minutes, an Afghan woman dies during childbirth (2)

Major infectious diseases:(1)
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: malaria
animal contact disease: rabies
note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in Afghanistan.
Sources:  (1) CIA World Factbook (2011 estimates) / (2) IRIN

Health Services in Afghanistan


HIV/ AIDS in Afghanistan

Mother and Child Health in Afghanistan

Polio in Afghanistan

Malaria in Afghanistan

Pollution and Sanitation

Tuberculosis (TB) in Afghanistan

Cholera in Afghanistan

Drug Addiction in Afghanistan

H1N1 (Swine Flue) in Afghanistan

Other Health Issues

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This section last Updated April 15, 2011  by Abdullah Qazi


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