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Health

2 positive polio cases detected in Kunar, Kandahar

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Mar 16, 2018 - 10:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Friday said two positive polio cases have recently been registered in Kandahar and Kunar provinces.
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16 chain drug stores being created nationwide

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Mar 13, 2018 - 18:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in a first will establish 16 chain pharmacies to keep in check medicines’ quality, prices and create jobs, the minister said on Tuesday. Public Health Minister Firozuddin Firoz, introducing ‘A’...
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300 addicts taken to Kabul treatment center

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Mar 12, 2018 - 23:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of drug addicts were collected from various areas in Kabul and handed over to a treatment center on Monday, an official said.
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4-day nationwide polio vaccination campaign kicks off

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Mar 12, 2018 - 20:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Concerned about the presence of poliovirus in parts of the country, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday launched a four-day nationwide vaccination campaign involving 68,000 volunteers.
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Japan pledges $1.3m for demining, veterinary training centre

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Mar 12, 2018 - 19:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Japan has announced the contribution of almost $1.3 million for two demining projects in central Parwan, Panjsher provinces and a Training Center for field veterinary professionals in Paktia province, according to a statement from...
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Badakhshan launches spring anti-polio campaign

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Mar 12, 2018 - 17:21
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A three-day anti-polio campaign with focus on 5,000 children missed in previous drives due to Taliban’s opposition was launched in northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday. Launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), the...
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No facilities in Jawzjan hospitals, grumble residents

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Mar 07, 2018 - 20:51
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Due to non-availability of medicines in the Public Health Department of northern Jawzjan province, patients have to buy prescribed drugs from the bazaar. Mohammad Qurban, 50, a resident of Shiberghan, the provincial capital,...
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‘Deceived and raped’, Pakistani female doctor seeks justice

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Mar 06, 2018 - 14:18
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A female Pakistani doctor was brought to southern Helmand province through irregular channels to treat women patients against a monthly salary, however she was not only denied the promised money but also subjected to violence and repeated rape by the Afghan man who staged the deceive for several months.
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Number of youth using crystal meth 60pc up in Kunar

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Mar 05, 2018 - 19:13
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Health officials and residents say the number of youth using the synthetic drug crystal methamphetamine has increased by 60 percent in eastern Kunar province. Health experts say consistent use of crystal meth can result in severe...
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Paktika residents demand basic health services

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Mar 05, 2018 - 09:40
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Many residents of southeastern Paktika province, complaining of inadequate health facilities, say they have to transfer patients to other provinces for medical treatment. Saeedullah, a resident of Sharan, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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‘Paan’ use can cause oral cancer, other diseases, say experts

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Feb 28, 2018 - 02:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Health experts say excessive use of Paan, a popular psychoactive substance, can lead to various fatal illnesses such as oral cancer, memory loss, transmission of infectious diseases, blackening of the teeth and bad smell. "Paan" is...
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Hundreds with water-borne diseases visit Parwan hospital daily

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Feb 27, 2018 - 12:04
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Around 21,000 people monthly visit the provincial civil hospital in central Parwan province for treatment of infectious diseases amid increasing complaints about contaminated water supply to residences in the provincial capital,...
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Maternal mortality rate up in Uruzgan this year

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Feb 25, 2018 - 19:37
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The mother and child mortality rate has risen in central Uruzgan province due to growing insecurity and the absence of healthcare professional, says the Public Health Department.
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200 addicts taken to Camp Phoenix for treatment

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Feb 25, 2018 - 18:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Counternarcotics, in cooperation with police, on Sunday picked 200 drug addicts from various areas in Kabul and handed them over to a NATO camp for treatment, an official said. Mohammad Hanif Danish Yar, spokesman...
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Logar pharmacies selling low-quality drugs : Residents

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Feb 25, 2018 - 16:58
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The residents of central Logar province are complaining about low-quality medicines being sold at local pharmacies. Haji Samiullah, a resident of Baraki Barak district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that people took their patients...
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2nd round of winter anti-polio campaign launched

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Feb 24, 2018 - 15:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health said on Saturday more than six million children would be covered by an anti-polio campaign in 21 provinces of the country. A statement from MoPH said the campaign would cover areas vulnerable to the...
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Call to increase staff, facilities at Paktia zonal hospital

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Feb 22, 2018 - 17:00
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Some residents and officials of southeastern Paktia province say the provincial civil hospital is lacking equipment and staff amid increasing number of patients. Paktia deputy governor Abdul Wali Sahi told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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24 nurses graduate, pledge to work anywhere in Paktika

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Feb 22, 2018 - 09:05
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The public health director for southeastern Paktika province has accused doctors and other health workers of seeking bribes from residents. Dr. Wali Gul Kharotai alleged during a graduation ceremony for 24 female nurses on Thursday...
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Afghanistan among worst countries for babies

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Feb 20, 2018 - 13:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan is among the top three countries in the world where newborn babies face the worst odds, a UN agency said on Tuesday. Afghanistan, where one in 25 newborn babies dies, is third behind Pakistan and the Central African...
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Meat sold in Kabul without hygiene being checked

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Feb 19, 2018 - 04:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of animals are slaughtered on a daily basis without basic hygiene precautions being taken in central capital Kabul where only ten people are tasked with stopping contaminated meat from reaching the food chain. A Pajhwok...
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