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32 Ghazni clinics to have buildings soon: Feroz

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Nov 19, 2017 - 18:21
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz has said buildings for 32 health clinics would be constructed soon in southern Ghazni province.
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Malnutrition treatment center opens in Zaranj hospital

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Nov 14, 2017 - 15:50
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A malnutrition treatment center (MTC) has been established at the civil hospital in Zaranj, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, home to more malnourished children than other provinces. Dr. Khusraw Yousafzai, the provincial...
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9 polio cases recorded in Afghanistan this year

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Nov 13, 2017 - 11:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): This year 14 wild poliovirus cases have been recorded only in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a senior UNICEF official said on Monday. As of 9 November 2017, nine cases were detected in Afghanistan and five in Pakistan, the lowest number...
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Kunduz doctors warn of going elsewhere

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Nov 07, 2017 - 20:06
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Doctors in northern Kunduz province on Tuesday warned of leaving the province if their security wasn’t ensured.
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Maternity & surgical hospital being built in Kabul

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Nov 07, 2017 - 13:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Bayat Foundation on Tuesday announced beginning the construction of a four-floor maternity and surgical hospital in Kabul. The launch of the hospital was formalised at a signing ceremony attended by senior executives of the...
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Uruzgan women still give kids opium to silence them

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Nov 02, 2017 - 15:29
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Women in some areas of central Uruzgan province still feed their children opium to make them sleep, causing the infants serious damage, including death. Uruzgan is one of the provinces where poppy is widely cultivated. However,...
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45 tons of expired drugs, food burnt in Nangarhar

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Oct 31, 2017 - 18:46
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): About 45 tons of low-quality and expired medicines and food items have been set alight in eastern Nangarhar province, a public health official said on Tuesday. Nangarhar Public Health Director Dr Najibullah Kamawal said the...
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Midwifery centre helps reduce Kapisa maternal deaths

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Oct 29, 2017 - 17:33
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Maternal deaths have declined in central Kapisa province following the establishment a midwifery training centre, an official said on Sunday. Public Health Director Dr. Shoaib Danish told Pajhwok Afghan News in the past years...
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Licences of 817 drug-importing companies suspended

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Oct 29, 2017 - 12:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Medicine & Health Product Regulatory Authority (NMHPRA) says licences of 817 drug-importing companies have been suspended. Dr. Noor Shah Kamawal, NMHPRA head, told a press conference a campaign for collecting smuggled...
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Cerebral paralysis incidence surges in Takhar children

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Oct 25, 2017 - 18:57
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): As many as 600 children have been born with ‘Cerebral Palsy’ during the ongoing year in northeastern Takhar province, say public health officials. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a blanket term for several disorders that affect normal,...
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200 cured addicts discharged from Kabul rehab center

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Oct 25, 2017 - 00:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): A group of 200 drug addicts was discharged from a rehabilitation centre in Kabul on Tuesday upon completing a three-month treatment course.
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Inadequacy of health services haunts Logar inhabitants

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Oct 22, 2017 - 10:57
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Most residents of central Logar province complain they have to travel to Kabul or other provinces for medical treatment because of insufficient health services in their areas. On the other hand, officials say the health...
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20,000 persons diagnosed with cancer countrywide: MoPH

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Oct 17, 2017 - 18:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 20,000 people, 3,500 of them women, have been suffering from various kinds of cancer in the country, an official said on Tuesday. The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has launched a public awareness campaign aimed at...
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80pc of Helmandis visit other provinces for treatment

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Oct 17, 2017 - 17:36
​LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Eighty percent of residents of southern Helmand province visit hospitals in other provinces or travel abroad for medical treatment due to insufficient facilities there.
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Below 5pc of Zaranj residents consume clean water

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Oct 16, 2017 - 17:19
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The scarcity of potable water has turned into a serious challenge for residents of the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, where less than five percent of people use healthy water. A new survey by the Central Statics...
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Paktika: No female doctors amid high mother-child mortality rate

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Oct 16, 2017 - 01:43
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Thirteen women died during childbirth in southeastern Paktika province last year, officials say, while residents say dozens of women die every year during childbirth due to lack of female doctors and cultural restrictions...
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Peshawar poliovirus infects Nangarhar girl

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Oct 13, 2017 - 12:38
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A girl child from Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province has been diagnosed with poliovirus, an official said on Friday, claiming the virus had traveled from Peshawar. Public Health Department spokesman Inamullah Miakhel...
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MSF formally opens TB treatment center in Kandahar

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Oct 11, 2017 - 20:26
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Doctors without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Wednesday formally launched its services for the first time in southern Kandahar province after a nine-month trial period. MSF officials said it was for the...
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Kidney diseases treatment center opens in Kabul

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Oct 07, 2017 - 17:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): A ‘well-equipped’ centre for kidney diseases was inaugurated in Kabul on Saturday with the promise to offer free of cost treatment.د
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NGO-funded 8 health clinics cease services in Paktia

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Oct 04, 2017 - 21:01
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Eight health clinics have recently stopped delivering services to people in some densely populated districts of southeastern Paktia province, residents and their representatives said on Wednesday.
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