Saving lives in the mountains of northern Afghanistan

Nestled in the mountains of northern Afghanistan, the village of Charkent is both beautiful and remote. Like much of Afghanistan, it is difficult to access – even more so during the rainy season when the narrow road to Mazari Sharif some 80 kilometres away, is cut off by flood water, and in winter, when snow makes the journey impossible. In the past, to fall ill in Charkent was a serious affair. A...