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Author: Ika Mudzar

Addressing the escalating burden of noncommunicable diseases in Afghanistan

Dr Sadiq is examining the feet of his colleague Mr Dauod. This is the first time they are learning to look for changes to the feet of diabetic patients. Dr Sadiq and Dauod came from the primary health care centre in Kandahar, they are taking turns to learn how to check for diabetic foot that would require medical intervention.

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In Pictures: After the Laos floods

On the evening of 23 July 2018, a flash flood, caused by the failure of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Dam, released five billion cubic metres of water down a tributary of the Mekong river. Six villages were completely leveled and, while official figures put the death toll at 39 people, a further 97 people remain unaccounted for.

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