WHO Team meets Taliban


According to a statement of the World Health Organization (WHO), a high-level delegation met senior members of the Taliban leadership, UN partners, health care workers and patients in Kabul.

Afghanistan’s health system is on the brink of collapse. Unless urgent action is taken, the country faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe.

Our visit allowed us to witness the immediate needs of the Afghan people firsthand and meet with stakeholders to define ways to urgently scale up our health response, the WHO team added.

Acting on the UN principles of neutrality and independence, we engaged in constructive dialogue to address differences and find solutions that will allow us to continue our life-saving work for millions of innocent Afghans affected by decades of conflict.

Throughout our visit, we focused on a number of priority health issues that need immediate attention, as well as the need to invest in achieving longer-term development goals, said the team.

Keeping in view that Taliban’s spokesperson has said in his press conference that we would like to introduce new policies regarding health and education.