The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Thursday warned the healthcare systems in both Lebanon and Afghanistan are heading into collapse after health workers have fled en masse, leaving thousands of patients at risk of dying of easily curable diseases.

Tedros’ remarks came after recent visits to Beirut and Kabul, where crises, although stemming from different factors, have had a similar impact on both medical sectors, from escaping health personnel to severe shortages in medical supplies.