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Health

Taliban impede anti-polio vaccination campaign in Paktika

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Sep 27, 2017 - 15:31
SHARANA (Pajhwok): The Taliban militants impede anti-polio vaccination campaign in the districts and capital of southeastern Paktika province, health official said on Wednesday. Wali Gul Kahroti, provincial public health director, said Taliban...
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Anti-polio campaign launched in eastern zone

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Sep 25, 2017 - 13:46
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): No positive case of polio has been detected over the past two years in Nangarhar but the risk has increased as people frequently travel through the province to Pakistan. Public health officials expressed the views during the...
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Autumn anti-polio drive kicks off in Nimroz

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Sep 24, 2017 - 20:20
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A second round of the autumn anti-polio vaccination campaign kicked off in southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday, targeting over 100,000 children, the governor said. Governor Mohammad Sami said 1,000 volunteers would administer...
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All health centres in Uruzgan closed after Taliban threat

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Sep 23, 2017 - 18:41
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): After ‘a serious warning’ from Taliban militants, all health centres in central Uruzgan province have been closed, local residents said on Saturday. Over the past few days, dozens of health centres were shut down in Trinkot, the...
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Health minister in Jalalabad to help end doctors’ strike

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Sep 18, 2017 - 23:43
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz on Monday arrived in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province after doctors and druggists went on strike against growing insecurity.
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Doctors, druggists go on strike in Jalalabad

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Sep 18, 2017 - 21:55
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Doctors and druggists have gone on strike in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province to protest what they said increasing incidents of armed robberies, targeted killings and other insecurities. The striking doctors and...
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IW urges MoPH to address health facilities related issues

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Sep 16, 2017 - 15:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Integrity Watch (IW) called on the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the National Unity Government (NUG) to address the shortcomings that were identified by the “ Life Matters: Caring for the Country’s Most...
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17 children return from China after medical treatment

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Sep 15, 2017 - 12:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): Twenty-one Afghan children with congenital heart diseases have been provided free medical treatment in China, a news report says. According to Xinhua, the Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) conducted congenital heart disease...
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Efforts on to cut mother-child mortality rate in eastern zone

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Sep 10, 2017 - 17:55
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public health officials in eastern Nangarhar province said on Sunday efforts had been stepped up to reduce the mother and child mortality rates under a regular programme. The Public Health Department has established a centre at...
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17 Afghan children undergo lifesaving surgeries in China

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Sep 07, 2017 - 15:20
BEIJING, China (Pajhwok): Doctors in northwestern China have performed lifesaving surgeries on 17 Afghan children with congenital heart disease, the first of many expected to receive help through an ongoing Red Cross program. A child with congenital...
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Afghan doctors ‘successfully’ perform larynx surgery on girl

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Sep 05, 2017 - 19:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): For the first time ever, Afghan doctors successfully conducted microlaryngeal surgery on a girl child at the Amanullah Khan Hospital in Kabul. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) that runs the hospital in a statement said the...
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Above 60pc of Kandaharis deprived of health services

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Sep 04, 2017 - 16:50
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than 60 percent of the population in southern Kandahar province lacks access to healthcare services and residents say they have to sometimes travel to Pakistan or India for treatment. While patients from neighboring...
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Most private medical labs ‘misdiagnose’ illnesses

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Aug 29, 2017 - 17:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on Afghanistan’s private health sector during the past one and a half decades, the country’s citizens continue to face many issues when it comes to diagnosing a disease. Many citizens...
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Congo virus kills 15, infects 42 in Herat

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Aug 28, 2017 - 20:17
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has killed 15 people in western Herat province this year, with another 42 being treated for the deadly virus, according to officials.
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Pilgrims' Medical Status Reassuring, No Epidemics, No Diseases Reported,

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Aug 28, 2017 - 02:00
Mina, Saudi Arabia (Pajhwok): Ministry of Health announced today that the health status of pilgrims is safe and that neither epidemic nor quarantine diseases have been reported among them to date. In a statement, it said that it is focusing on the...
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20 Afghan kids with ASD to be treated in China

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Aug 27, 2017 - 19:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): A visiting delegation of the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) on Sunday said 20 Afghan children suffering from Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) or ‘a hole in the heart’ would be treated in China during a fortnight. The Chinese delegation...
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Health facilities remain in a shambles: IWA study

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Aug 23, 2017 - 18:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) on Wednesday said health facilities across the country were unable to provide required services despite million of dollars investment by donors over the years. Presenting an analytic report on...
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Uruzgan hospital delivered 450 dead, injured in 12 months

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Aug 16, 2017 - 19:21
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): As many as 452 dead and injured people were delivered at the Civil Hospital in the capital of central Uruzgan province during the past one year, health officials said on Wednesday. Hospital Director Aminullah Tokhi told reporters...
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Number of children missing polio drops declines in Nangarhar

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Aug 14, 2017 - 18:33
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The number of children previously missed out on polio vaccination has decreased in eastern Nangarhar province, the public health director said on Monday. Dr. Najibullah Kamal was talking a day after a three-day nationwide anti-...
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7,000 Badakhshan kids likely to miss polio drops again

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Aug 14, 2017 - 18:01
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than 7,000 children in areas under Taliban’s control are likely to be deprived of anti-polio vaccination in northeastern Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday, a day after a nationwide anti-polio drive was launched.
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