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Health

70pc of healthcare centers operating without licenses in Paktia

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Feb 13, 2018 - 18:52
GARDIZ (Pajhwok): Most of private hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and drug importing companies in southeastern Paktia province are operating without having legal documents. Pajhwok Afghan News learnt that five of nine private hospitals and 19 of 25...
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Wazir Akbar Khan hostpial performs over 2,000 orthopedic surgeries per month

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Feb 13, 2018 - 18:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospital officials say the capacity of orthopedic and joints surgeries at the hospital have increased by double accounted for more than 2,000 surgeries each month. Dr. Ahmad Gul Ayubi, hospital director...
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Zone level TB treatment center opens in Paktia

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Feb 10, 2018 - 19:10
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A well-equipped tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment center has been opened in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Saturday. Dr. Wilayat Khan Ahmadzai, the provincial public health director, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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All private clinics in Kunduz operating illegally

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Feb 06, 2018 - 16:21
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): All private clinics in northeastern Kunduz province are operating without licences from the government, an official claimed on Tuesday.
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Uruzgan health chief contends unable to stop quacks

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Feb 03, 2018 - 00:48
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Without any qualification or degree, some individuals are working as doctors and nurses in various parts of central Uruzgan province, including the provincial capital, Tirinkot, putting at risk the lives of many people, residents say.
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Poliovirus found in Kunar’s sewers, says official

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Feb 01, 2018 - 16:21
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Poliovirus has been found in sewers of some areas in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Thursday. Provincial public health official Dr. Mohammad Ishaq told Pajhwok Afghan News the return of...
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2 new polio cases detected in Kandahar

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Jan 30, 2018 - 21:02
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two fresh polio cases have been registered one each in Shah Walikot and Spin Boldak districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday, taking the number of polio cases this month to three nationwide. The third...
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Stray dog bite incidents on the rise in Badakhshan

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Jan 30, 2018 - 16:20
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly 100 people were vaccinated after being bitten by stray dogs in northeastern Badakhshan province during the ongoing solar year amid an ongoing campaign to kill the abandoned animals. Badakhshan Public Health Director Dr...
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Anti-polio drive targeting 1.1m kids begins in east

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Jan 30, 2018 - 01:45
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A three-day anti-polio vaccination campaign targeting 1.1 million children in eastern provinces kicked off on Monday in Nangarhar province, where 8,000 children missed the vaccine in previous drives.
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Daikundi residents worried about Hepatitis B spread

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Jan 29, 2018 - 16:50
NEILI (Pajhwok): Mostly uneducated about Hepatitis B disease, the residents of Miramor district in central Daikundi province say they are worried about the spread of the highly contagious virus.
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Rotavirus vaccine included in immunisation programme

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Jan 28, 2018 - 09:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): Health Minister Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz has announced the induction of Rota Vaccine in the country’s immunization program, a statement from Ministry of Public Health said on Saturday. “I would like to share the great news of...
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‘75pc medical stores sans pharmacists nationwide

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Jan 23, 2018 - 18:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul University and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) have signed an agreement on internship and work cooperation, at a time when about 75 percent of medical stores do not have professional pharmacists in Afghanistan.
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63 Ghor children die of pneumonia, measles in 9 months

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Jan 18, 2018 - 19:50
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Local health officials say 63 children died of measles and pneumonia diseases over the last nine months in western Ghor province amid lack of child health specialists.
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Sale of WFP, UNICEF food aid banned in Khost

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Jan 18, 2018 - 15:28
Mohammad Haroon KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Public Health Department on Thursday banned the sale and purchase of food items meant for malnourished children in southeastern Khost province. The food items -- largely made of protein and peanuts -- are...
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Alarm bells: Kandahar records 7th polio case this year

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Jan 16, 2018 - 16:35
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A 17-month-old boy has been tested positive for poliovirus in southern Kandahar province, taking the number of polio cases so far this solar year to 14 nationwide. The provincial Public Health Department director told a...
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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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