One of the major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) affecting the population in Afghanistan is obesity – in Jalalabad city, 32% of people were overweight and 27% were obese according to a 2015 study. There are only a few studies on NCDs and related risk factors  in Afghanistan, including the ones by Kwaja Mir Islam Saeed on […]

Health, climate change, prolonged ongoing conflict – three relatively distinct areas of interest that all come together in Afghanistan. About 13.5 million people (almost double from 2017) are severely food-insecure as a result of droughts, flash floods, overuse of resources, and more than a decade-long conflict.   In April 2018, after various warnings from agencies […]


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