Addiction is a serious problem in Kandahar, residents say, adding that support from aid agencies is critical in treating the thousands of addicts who need help.
The UN and a Swedish organisation have established 20 clinics across Samangan offering free medical treatment to women and young children.
'The role of women in polio vaccination campaigns is more effective than that of men and has yielded better results,' said a vaccination team leader in Herat city.
Daricha Sehat (Window of Health) has treated some 37,000 patients since its creation in 2017, but its patient load has surged to historic highs in recent months.
Drug addiction is 'a major social problem that stems from poverty, unemployment, economic problems, violence and insecurity', said one analyst.
The 50-bed hospital in Kunduz means residents of the 4 northeastern provinces no longer have to risk their lives on long journeys to Kabul if they fall seriously ill.
Residents of some areas in Helmand province suffered from a lack of safe drinking water for many years, and had to buy water or use water that carried diseases. Now water is free and clean.
Residents of Chamtal and Chahar Bolak districts welcomed the international assistance, as recent droughts have caused serious water shortages.
Establishing 53 health centres fully equipped and staffed by male and female health workers made health care available to thousands of Afghans, particularly women and children.
The modern slaughterhouse will employ veterinarians to ensure livestock are free of diseases, while around 320 butchers will slaughter meat in a clean and hygienic environment.