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Health

Herat Regional Hospital gets emergency support

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Aug 03, 2017 - 10:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has announced giving $35,000 from the Common Humanitarian Fund for the construction of a new triage area at the Herat Regional Hospital. In light of the attack on a Shiite mosque, which killed at least 31 people...
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MoPH to tighten control on medicines’ quality

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Aug 01, 2017 - 20:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Tuesday said it would install five new laboratories to test quality of imported medicines.
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Around 150,000 people infected with Hepatitis-B: MoPH

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Jul 30, 2017 - 19:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday said around 150,000 people were infected with hepatitis-B in the country and warned the disease would increase if not controlled on time.
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Laghman health clinics resume services after 45 days

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Jul 30, 2017 - 15:33
جلال اباد (پژواک، ۸ زمری ۹۶): په لغمان ولايت کې د وسله والو د ګواښونو له امله تړل شوي شل کلينيکونه تر ۴۵ ورځو وروسته بېرته پرانيستل شول.
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Ghazni children missed on polio vaccine for ‘years’

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Jul 27, 2017 - 16:20
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of remote areas in southern Ghazni province say their children have not been vaccinated against the crippling polio disease for the past many years. They say their children were missed on vaccination because polio...
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HIV/AIDS treatment center opens in Khost

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Jul 25, 2017 - 22:28
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A HIV/AIDS and hepatitis-B-C treatment centre was inaugurated in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday. Governor Hukam Khan Habibi, while opening the center, told Pajhwok Afghan News the hospital’s building cost 56 million...
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Nimroz rejects above 78 tons of imported chicken meat

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Jul 25, 2017 - 19:02
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said more than 78,000 kilograms of chicken meat imported from China and France to southeastern Nimroz province had been rejected and turned to the two countries. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, provincial...
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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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