The Taliban are affecting Afghans' health

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1033

The restrictions imposed by the ultrafundamentalist Taliban in Afghanistan are damaging the health of the local population.

Many women doctors are too frightened to work despite the Taliban's concession that they can do so provided that they see only women patients and have no conversation with male doctors other than to discuss diagnosis and treatment.

One hospital in the capital, Kabul, has managed to perform only one operation in …

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