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EU sends medical supplies to Afghanistan to strengthen healthcare system

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Afghanistan has said that it has received a health aid package from the European Union to strengthen the country’s healthcare system.

The aid package comprises of essential hygiene supplies and trauma kits that will be distributed by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the European Union Delegation for Afghanistan.

“With support from EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid and EU in Afghanistan, the WHO received medical supplies and trauma kits through the EU Humanitarian Air Bridge. The supplies will be distributed to health facilities across Afghanistan,” WHO said in a tweet on Sunday.

“Thank you EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid for helping us deliver the best possible health services to Afghans. With your support we reach more people in Afghanistan with life-saving medicines and medical supplies,” WHO added.

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The EU has been a key aid contributor to Afghanistan since the Taliban’s return to power, helping to alleviate the extensive and severe humanitarian crisis. It has allocated 16 million euros to keep the country’s healthcare system functioning.