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Health

1, 4 00 expired drugs torched in Panjsher

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Feb 06, 2016 - 16:51
PARAKH (Pajhwok): Up to 1400 kilograms of collected over the past six months in the central province of Panjsher was set afire on Saturday, officials said. The 250 different types of expired medicine have been collected by investigation team of...
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1st polio case of the year detected in Kandahar

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Feb 06, 2016 - 14:16
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A 60 months old boy in southern Afghanistan has diagnosed positive for polio, the first case to be detected in the war-torn country this year, a media report said on Saturday. The child, who was twice administered polio drops,...
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Despite danger consequences, plastic bags sold unabated

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Feb 03, 2016 - 21:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): A ban on producing and selling plastic bags was imposed in the country five years ago, but the restriction lasted a few days and the bags have since been sold across the country unabated and unchecked.
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Nangahar kidney hospital to be functional in 4 months

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Feb 03, 2016 - 17:22
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in eastern Nangarhar province say the Pakistan-constructed kidney hospital would be made functional over the next four months.
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Cancer claims 15,000 lives annually in Afghanistan

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Feb 03, 2016 - 16:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz on Wednesday said as many as 15,000 people lost their lives in Afghanistan annually to cancer, a disease curable in initial stages. Speaking at a gathering marking World Cancer Day, Feroz said...
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Recommendations on nutrition reviewed at Kabul workshop

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Feb 02, 2016 - 21:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The ministries of agriculture and public health jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) organized a national consultation workshop on recommendations of the 2014 second...
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Newborn baby boy goes missing from Ghanzi hospital

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Feb 01, 2016 - 20:04
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A newborn has gone missing from the civil hospital in southern Ghazni province and family of the two-day-old says they would not go home in central Maidan Wardak province until the baby boy is found.
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Emergency ward inagurated in Jamhuriat Hospital

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Jan 30, 2016 - 18:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): The emergency ward was inaugurated and equipped with sophisticated technology in the Jamhuriat Hospital, the Ministry of Public Health said on Saturday.
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Unity govt committed to eradicating polio: Ghani

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Jan 28, 2016 - 17:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said the unity government is committed to eradicating polio disease from Afghanistan and will be 100 percent successful in this regard. The president was speaking to the governors of Kunar, Kandahar,...
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USAID-funded 5-year health programme launched

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Jan 26, 2016 - 19:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): A United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded five-year programme to improve the Afghanistan health sector was launched on Tuesday, officials said. A contract for the $37.9 million project had been signed...
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Focus on unvaccinated children as anti-polio drive begins

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Jan 26, 2016 - 14:31
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some 340,000 children in three restive districts of eastern Nangarhar province could not be administered polio drops, public health officials said on Tuesday.
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Pneumonia claims lives of 28 children in Faryab

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Jan 25, 2016 - 21:02
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Twenty-eight children of 2,000 hospitalised with pneumonia have died of the infection in one month in western Faryab province, officials said on Monday, warning against the rapidly spreading virus.
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Officials donate blood for suicide attack victims

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Jan 21, 2016 - 20:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 100 government officials including Ministry of Public Health workers on Thursday donated blood to the victims of Wednesday’s suicide attack in Kabul.
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Cancer diagnostic centre being established in Nangarhar

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Jan 21, 2016 - 16:16
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The public health director on Thursday promised a cancer diagnostic centre would be inaugurated at the Nangarhar Civil Hospital in Jalalabad next week. While presenting an annual report on the public health situation, Dr...
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Major Kabul hospitals: Where money makes the mare go

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Jan 20, 2016 - 10:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents of Kabul and patients from other provinces gripe about doctors’ misbehaviour and gratification demands from medics at the main government-run hospitals in the nation’s capital. They say hospital rooms have faulty no...
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Youth participate in Balkh cancer awareness campaign

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Jan 19, 2016 - 16:18
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Dozens of youth on Tuesday marched duringa cancer awareness campaign in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, asking health officials to take effective steps to combat the disease. The youth marched on...
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Logar attains zero mother mortality, says official

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Jan 17, 2016 - 18:02
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Zero mother mortality-rate has been attained in central Logar province, health officials said on Sunday. Public Health Director Dr. Mohammad Zarif Naibkhil told this a gathering marking the inauguration of a female nurses and...
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Ghani stresses more focus on best health services

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Jan 13, 2016 - 19:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said there were still no proper standards for employing health specialists and contracts for offering health services continued while problems persisted.
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Clinics constructed in Badakhshan’s Shaghnan district

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Jan 12, 2016 - 15:57
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two health clinics benefitting 1,000 people have been constructed in the Shaghnan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday. The clinics were built in line with demands from community development...
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70 children die from pneumonia in Herat in 3 months

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Jan 11, 2016 - 16:40
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Local health officials on Monday said 70 children infected with pneumonia had died during the past three months alone in western Herat province. Mohammad Sahfiq Sherzai, Herat Zonal Hospital spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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