Medical education must be rehabilitated in Afghanistan

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7341.848/a (Published 06 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:848
  1. S Mannion, honorary lecturer,
  2. E Chaloner, honorary lecturer,
  3. F Homayoun, country director
  1. Leonard Cheshire Centre for Conflict Recovery, University College London, London W1N 8AA
  2. HALO Trust Afghanistan, Shari Naw, Kabul, Afghanistan

    EDITOR—Afghanistan needs doctors in rural areas, female doctors, and senior specialists. Female doctors were not trained during the Taliban era and are especially important in a country where cultural norms make it difficult for a doctor to examine a member of the opposite sex. Many senior specialists emigrated over the course of the 23 years of conflict, and those who have remained …

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