YAKAWLANG, BAMIYAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 16, 2003. The MSf team prepare to leave the compound in Yakawlang to drive to the Dagah clinic, an hour drive away. MSf has been operating in Afghanistan for over 20 years. The main challenge to provide healthcare in the remote part of the country is isolation and security.
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Mothers with malnourished babies in conflict zones need access to infant formula, but some international organizations that promote "breastfeeding first" policies only give infant formula by prescription. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides infant formula to mothers upon their request, without the need of a prescription. View external media.