Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar is the only public hospital serving five provinces in southern Afghanistan. The hospital is in the middle of a war zone, but it continues to strive to provide better care with the development help of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Holly Pickett for NPR
President Hamid Karzai is under pressure from the Obama administration to crack down on government corruption. U.S. officials say the Afghan public perception that government is corrupt could be boosting the Taliban's popularity.