Improving Mental Health Care In Post-War Afghanistan

Monica Bahoshy, Lauren Chun, Leila Farahdel, Ryan Hartley, Adrianna Modafferi, Aryan Shekarabi Abstract: Mental disorders act as a leading cause of disability world wide, especially in war and disaster torn regions. The effects of mental conditions are especially high in women living in “fragile states” such as Afghanistan, where resources to appropriate mental health care […]

Unanswered Questions and Ethical Dilemmas from Afghanistan: Unheard Voices and Enduring Suffering of Women Affected by Violence

Sakiko Yamaguchi Abstract: Based on reflecting on the experience of working with an Afghan widow, this essay unfolds the challenges and dilemmas of providing aid for vulnerable populations whose voices are rarely heard. Though global health policy makers and practitioners are fully committed to achieving universal health care, it is easy to overlook the fact […]