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Health Minister Stresses Training for Women

December 29, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Afghanistan's health minister, one of the few women in the new Kabul government, has asked the United Nations to help set up training for medical workers, especially women, the World Health Organization said.

Dr. Suhaila Seddiqi, who met a team from WHO that was sent to the capital this week to assess the country's health needs, said the training of women is key because they are a crucial asset in the health system.

Afghanistan's former Taliban rulers barred women from all jobs.

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