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Doctors Reach Remote Villages in Afghanistan (Photos)

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: June 14, 2011 Last Updated: June 14, 2011
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Dr. Basir Ahmad Jaghori (R) rides a donkey with his medical team to the top of the mountain pass on a two hour trek June 9, 2011, heading to the mountain village of Raquol, in Panjab district, Afghanistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Dr. Basir Ahmad Jaghori (R) rides a donkey with his medical team to the top of the mountain pass on a two hour trek June 9, 2011, heading to the mountain village of Raquol, in Panjab district, Afghanistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

A mobile health unit supported by the United Nations made the trek into inaccessible regions in Afghanistan to give much-needed care to local residents there.

The United Nations is hoping to reach around 100,000 people in 300 villages throughout Afghanistan.

In this particular series of images, Dr. Mohammed Rashidi and his team hiked into rugged and mountainous Bamyan Province to provide health services to residents in several villages.

Dr. Jaghori and his team had to carry everything in by foot and donkey. The team saw 160 patients during the monthly visit to the village where people came from ten outlying villages as well.  (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Dr. Jaghori and his team had to carry everything in by foot and donkey. The team saw 160 patients during the monthly visit to the village where people came from ten outlying villages as well. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Dr. Jaghori (R) takes a water break after reaching to the top of the mountain pass on a two hour trek June 9, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Dr. Jaghori (R) takes a water break after reaching to the top of the mountain pass on a two hour trek June 9, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Dr. Jaghori (R) rejoices reaching the top of the mountain pass after a long day at a mobile health clinic June 9, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Dr. Jaghori (R) rejoices reaching the top of the mountain pass after a long day at a mobile health clinic June 9, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Villagers wait for medical treatment in a makeshift mobile health clinic June 12, 2011, in the village of Gharmboloq, in Shahidan district, Afghanistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Villagers wait for medical treatment in a makeshift mobile health clinic June 12, 2011, in the village of Gharmboloq, in Shahidan district, Afghanistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Hava Gul, 70, waits to see a doctor complaining about her left eye at a local mosque made into a makeshift mobile health clinic June 12, 2011, in the village of Gharmboloq. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Hava Gul, 70, waits to see a doctor complaining about her left eye at a local mosque made into a makeshift mobile health clinic June 12, 2011, in the village of Gharmboloq. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Villagers leave a local mosque made into a makeshift mobile health clinic after getting medical treatment June 12, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Villagers leave a local mosque made into a makeshift mobile health clinic after getting medical treatment June 12, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

A boy waits for his family to be seen by the doctor at a mosque, makeshift mobile health clinic June 12, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

A boy waits for his family to be seen by the doctor at a mosque, makeshift mobile health clinic June 12, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Villagers wait for medical treatment in a makeshift mobile health clinic June 12, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Villagers wait for medical treatment in a makeshift mobile health clinic June 12, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Rashidi deals with a long line of patients at a mosque, makeshift mobile health clinic June 12, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Rashidi deals with a long line of patients at a mosque, makeshift mobile health clinic June 12, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)




   

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