Health Care in Muslim Asia: Development and Disorder in Wartime Afghanistan


This book provides first-hand descriptions of Afghan and development agency actions to create a network of basic services and Afghan health workers who deliver lifesaving care and supplies deep inside Afghanistan. 

First published in 1994, this book raises questions that are more important today than ever before. Why, despite the large sums of money spent by the international community on development in Afghanistan, have conflict, political infighting, and disorder only increased? How does the struggle of the Afghan people affect the rest of the world? How can other countries best work to promote health, peace, and stability in Afghanistan? Health Care in Muslim Asia argues that development is the key to addressing these critical issues. Development is not only essential for improving health; it is the most effective option for achieving peace and long-term stability in Afghanistan.