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Health

Population of Nimroz drug addicts reaches 13,000

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Jan 14, 2018 - 19:21
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Officials in southwestern Nimroz province say the population of drug addicts has jumped from 11,000 to 13,000 in a span of one year in the province—with most of them returning from neighboring countries. Figures obtained by Pajhwok...
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Flu virus found in crow samples from Khost

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Jan 14, 2018 - 15:44
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A research team from Kabul has found flu virus in crow carcasses found in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Sunday. For the past few weeks, crows were found dead in different parts of Khost, raising concerns about...
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No female doctor in remote Ghazni areas

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Jan 14, 2018 - 14:37
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of far-flung areas in southern Ghazni province transfer their female family patients to kilometers away to district centers or the provincial capital against an artificially increased taxi fare. The people in remote...
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Insecurity, impassable routes hurdles to health services

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Jan 10, 2018 - 19:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): National and international institutes offering healthcare services on Wednesday said insecurity and using health facilities as bastions by militant groups were major challenges hindering their activities. Four national and...
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Ghani orders focus on challenges in anti-polio drives

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Jan 10, 2018 - 15:42
KAUBL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday called for full eradication of polio, saying all challenges in this regard particularly in remote areas should be identified and focused on. A statement from the Presidential Palace quoted the...
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WFP, UNICEF food aid being sold in Khost markets

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Jan 09, 2018 - 15:32
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Food items provided to some government institutions for children by the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) are being sold in Khost markets. The UN organizations provided the food...
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2 Paktika children die of a mysterious disease

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Dec 28, 2017 - 23:45
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Two children have died of a mysterious disease in Ziruk district of southeastern Paktika province, residents said on Thursday.
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20 Nangarhar doctors, kin kidnapped this year

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Dec 24, 2017 - 17:50
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty doctors or their family members were kidnapped for ransom in eastern Nangarhar province during this solar year. Almost all those kidnapped had been released after payment of ransom money and as a result, six specialist...
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UNICEF to assist Nangarhar, Kunar health sector

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Dec 20, 2017 - 20:34
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): UNICEF Afghanistan representative Adele Khudr on Wednesday said the organization would provide special aid to help improve health services in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces. Adele Khudr, who arrived on a day-long visit...
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4 positive polio cases surface in Shah Walikot this year

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Dec 19, 2017 - 20:35
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province is considered the most dangerous area for infantile paralysis as of the total 12 positive polio cases surfacing this year four were detected in the district. Many areas of...
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All set for urgent anti-polio drive in Shah Walikot

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Dec 18, 2017 - 09:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of children are to be administered polio drops in the volatile Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province today (Monday). Supported by UNICEF and WHO, Afghan authorities are all set to conduct the urgent polio...
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NGO-run clinics reopen in Uruzgan after Taliban ban

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Dec 12, 2017 - 17:52
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): More than 50 health centers which had been closed by Taliban militants have reopened in central Uruzgan province, an official said Tuesday. The Taliban ordered closed the 59 health facilities in Tirinkot, the provincial capital,...
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CEO launches work on cancer centre at KMU

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Dec 09, 2017 - 20:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a ‘Diagnosis and Treatment Centre for Cancer Diseases’ at the Kabul Medical University’s (KMU) teaching hospital of Aliabad. The cancer centre would...
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New medical complex inaugurated in Kabul

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Dec 08, 2017 - 15:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): A newly built private medical complex was inaugurated in central capital Kabul on Friday, at a time when most Afghans travel abroad for treatment.
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149 cases of AIDS detected in Nangarhar, say officials

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Dec 05, 2017 - 14:26
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public health officials in eastern Nangarhar province say 257 suspected AIDS cases had been registered and 149 of them confirmed in the province. HIV/AIDS is a viral and incurable disease which often occurs as a result of sexual...
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Public awareness urged as HIV cases reach 84 in Khost

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Dec 03, 2017 - 20:14
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Lack of awareness about HIV/AIDS disease has been behind the increasing positive cases in southeastern Khost province, officials said Sunday.
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MSF to open maternity clinic in Helmand's Musa Qala

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Dec 02, 2017 - 23:24
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Doctors Without Borders organization says it plans to open a maternity clinic in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province in near future. Winston Mulanda K, the organization’s medical affairs in-charge in...
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Global Fund pledges $52m to MoPH against AIDS, TB

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Nov 29, 2017 - 17:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Global Fund, an international financing organization, on Wednesday pledged $52 million in assistance to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to help it fight HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria diseases. An agreement to this effect was signed...
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Another Nangarhar child tests positive for polio

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Nov 27, 2017 - 23:55
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An eight-month-old child has been tested positive for poliovirus in the Momand Dara district of eastern Nangarhar province, taking the number of positive cases nationwide to 10. The baby boy, Ali, had frequently received anti-...
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Most of drug addicts in Nimroz returned from Iran

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Nov 26, 2017 - 18:57
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of drug addicted people has reached 10,000 in southwestern Nimroz province and most of these individuals have returned from Iran after going there for work, an official said on Sunday. Dr. Syed Khalil Kazemi, in charge...
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