Health care and the availability of hospitals, doctors, and nurses are
extremely limited in Afghanistan. Medical training is almost nonexistent, and
the medical aid that is available is provided principally by foreign countries.
The major proportion of medical services is concentrated in Kabul, and many
rural areas do not have hospitals or doctors. The lack of health care accounts
in large part for a high mortality rate among young children. Welfare measures
offered by the government are minimal.