Earlier this month, Deborah Lyons, Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan, and Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan to Afghanistan, met with Governor Tahir Zohair and local officials in the province of Bamyan in northern Afghanistan.
Together they discussed development projects in the province, and reaffirmed their commitment to the construction of Bamyan Provincial Hospital.
Bamyan has high infant and maternal mortality rates, and limited access to health services. Construction of the hospital, which began in 2013, offers new hope to the province. Upon completion, it will benefit an estimated 400,000 people in northern and central Afghanistan, particularly mothers and children.
Thanks to leadership from Afghan communities and the support of Global Affairs Canada, we are making a difference.
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