Kabul: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-Normal of the World Well being Group (WHO), mentioned that he met Taliban Well being Minister Qalander Ebad for talks on the “dire” well being and humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan.
Ghebreyesus revealed that the assembly passed off in Geneva on Tuesday, Khaama Press reported.
Ebad is a part of a Taliban delegation visiting Geneva for per week of talks with establishments and non-governmental companies on humanitarian entry and human rights, as Afghanistan’s new rulers increase their worldwide engagement.
For the reason that Taliban took over Afghanistan final August, the nation has plunged into monetary chaos, with inflation and unemployment surging, whereas the halting of assist and US sanctions has triggered a humanitarian disaster in a rustic already devastated by a long time of conflict.
Tedros had already met Ebad throughout his go to to Kabul in September 2021 within the wake of the Taliban takeover.
“Regardless of some enhancements since then, the well being state of affairs in Afghanistan remains to be dire and the acute humanitarian disaster is constant to place lives in danger,” Tedros mentioned following his assembly with the Well being Minister in Geneva.
He mentioned they mentioned well being wants within the nation, strengthening the system, emergency preparedness, and coaching the well being workforce, wherein ladies are central.
“The acute want in Afghanistan is to ship diagnostics to detect the Covid-19 virus, and particularly Omicron, because the variety of circumstances is on the rise,” Tedros mentioned.