Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF MILITARY MEDICINE   WINTER 2003 , Volume 4 , Number 4; Page(s) 291 To 299.
 
Paper: 

GEOGRAPHICAL PATHOLOGY OF AFGHANISTAN

 
 
Author(s):  KHOUBDEL M., MEHRABI A., MIRNEJAD R., ASADZADAE R.
 
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Abstract: 
Afghanistan is .a mountainous country without connection to any seas or oceans. Up to 2003, the population of this country was 28,717,213 with 31 percent literate people. The present study has considered papers, articles and information from different relevant scientific websites and required information about health indexes and previllent infectious diseases in Afghanistan were collected. According to these survey, Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world. The health indexes, especially life expectancy index (46-47 year) are disappointing. Every year lots of people die from different diseases, particularly Malaria, Tuberculosis, Leishmaniasis, Cholera, Measles, Poliomyelitis and Diarrhea. This country has these disappointing health problems because of many wars that have faced in the last three decades
 
Keyword(s): AFGHANISTAN, HEALTH INDEX, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, CHOLERA, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA
 
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