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Health

Polio vaccination drive kicks off amid security threats

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Jul 23, 2017 - 15:50
JALALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security hurdles still exist in the way of a polio vaccination campaign in eastern Nangarhar province, where 13,000 children may be left out again, said officials on Sunday. A three-day drive kicked off in the province on...
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MSF resumes attending patients in Kunduz after 2 years

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Jul 22, 2017 - 18:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders on Saturday resumed operating a small clinic in northern Kunduz after suspending its activities about two years ago. The clinic is the first being run by MSF since American...
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Iran ready to equip Kabul hospitals: minister

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Jul 19, 2017 - 23:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran’s public health minister on Wednesday offered 500 medical educational scholarships to Afghan students, saying his country was ready to equip some hospitals in capital Kabul. A statement from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)...
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Unprofessional pharmacists threaten people’s lives

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Jul 19, 2017 - 15:39
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Most pharmacists in southern Ghazni province are without professional qualifications, giving patients wrong or expired medicine, residents complain. Mohammad Rahim, an inhabitant of Ghazni City, the provincial capital, told...
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Tons of expired medicines, edibles torched in Khost

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Jul 13, 2017 - 18:49
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Date expired and low quality medicines, food products and alcoholic beverages weighing four tons were set alight at an official event in southeastern Khost province on Thursday. Governor Hakam Khan Habibi, who attended the...
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Kandahar baby girl tested positive for polio virus

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Jul 13, 2017 - 17:14
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A new polio case has been diagnosed in an 18-months-old baby girl in southern Kandahar province, an official said Thursday. Kamal Shah, UNICEF’s public relations head for Kandahar, told Pajhwok Afghan News the new polio case...
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Kandaharis say desperately need maternity hospital

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Jul 12, 2017 - 02:39
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Residents and public health officials in Kandahar province say ‘a special maternity hospital’ is required on the southern zone level to deal with one of the world’s height mother-child mortality rates. Officials say mothers lose...
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Some Ghazni clinics remain closed, other face issues

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Jul 09, 2017 - 21:14
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Health centres have either been closed or lack doctors and medicines in various districts of southern Ghazni province, residents complain.
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Oxygen producing plant inaugurated in Nangarhar

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Jul 06, 2017 - 17:17
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A privately-owned oxygen and nitrogen producing plant was inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. The plant, a $350,000 project, would meet people’s needs besides offering jobs, the factory’s founder, Dr...
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Cesarean deliveries on the increase in Herat

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Jun 29, 2017 - 17:58
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): More than 23,000 births have been registered in western Herat province in 1395 solar year, with 4,000 babies being conceived through surgical operations, officials said on Thursday. Dr. Mohammad Asif Kabir, deputy public health...
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Helmandis call for expansion of health facilities

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Jun 26, 2017 - 15:42
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Helmand province complain of inadequate health services, saying two patients have to share a single bed at some hospitals.
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Diarrhea cases among children rising in Sar-i-Pul

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Jun 21, 2017 - 21:13
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): The number of children suffering from diarrhea has increased with the advent of summer in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said Wednesday.
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80pc Badakhshan addicts return to drugs after treatment

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Jun 14, 2017 - 17:05
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials in northeastern Badakhshan province have expressed concern at increasing poppy crop cultivation in the province, saying 80 percent rehabilitated drug addicts have returned to the habit due to unemployment. Dr. Gul...
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Saudi donates 4 ambulances to Nangarhar health deptt

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Jun 07, 2017 - 16:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia has provided four ambulances worth 10 million afghanis in assistance to the eastern Nangarhar’s public health department, an official said on Wednesday.
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MoU on treatment of HIV/AIDS positive inmates signed

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Jun 05, 2017 - 20:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Monday signed a cooperative memorandum of understanding (MoU) on treatment of prisoners suffering from HIV/AIDS.
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70pc of Kabul underground water is polluted

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May 29, 2017 - 17:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) says 70 percent of the underground water in capital Kabul is not safe for consumption. The agency says the underground water in the central capital has been contaminated with...
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How much people are attentive to expiry date on products?

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May 24, 2017 - 17:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan as a consumer country imports most of essential daily used items, but a significant amount of expired and poor quality products make their way to local markets as people pay little heed to expiry date. The expiry or best...
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15 tonnes of expired food, drinks seized in Farah

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May 23, 2017 - 13:48
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Public health officials on Tuesday said more than 15 tonnes of expired food and beverages have been seized from markets in the capital of western Farah province. The spurious food and drinks were collected by an environmental...
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Enough sleep central to positive mood, mental strength

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May 22, 2017 - 13:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sleep has wonderful effects, making you feel better, boosting your mood and giving you strength, says a noted religious scholar. Islam, a complete code of life for Muslims, also sets store by rest and sleep. In the Quran, Allah says...
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Saudi Arabia donates 32 ambulances to Afghanistan

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May 18, 2017 - 10:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia has handed over 32 ambulances worth $1 million to the Ministry of Public health. Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz at the handover ceremony said the vehicles would be dispatched in areas of insecurity in Helmand,...
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