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    Drug addict rehabilitation centre opens

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A 15-bed rehabilitation centre for drug addicts was inaugurated in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.


    Senate briefed on treatment of drug addicts

    KABUL (PAN): Despite fund shortage, treatment of drug addicts would be increased from the current six percent to 48 percent over next four years, an official told the upper house on Tuesday.


    75 Faryab schoolgirls ill after gas attack

    MAIMANA (PAN): In a new anti-girl education incident, as many as 75 schoolgirls of a middle school fell sick after a suspected poisonous gas attack in the Shirin Tagab district of northern Faryab province on Tuesday, officials said.


    Pakistani trust to treat 200 Afghan cleft lip patients

    KABUL (PAN): A Pakistani trust is organising a surgical mission at the Isteqlal Hospital in Kabul from May 18 -24 to perform free of cost surgeries on more than 200 cleft lip and palate patients.


    Mother-child mortality rate drops

    KABUL (PAN): The mortality rate among mothers and infants has dropped in Afghanistan as a result of increasing number of health facilities for them across the country, the Ministry of Public Health said on Tuesday.


    150 schoolgirls poisoned in Mazar-i-Sharif

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Around 150 schoolgirls were poisoned in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Tuesday, an official said.


    Key partners assure MoPH of long-term support

    KABUL (PAN): Germany, Canada and USAID on Monday signed three partnership protocols with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on long-term support.


    New polio case detected in Kunar

    ASADABAD (PAN): A polio case has been detected in the Khas Kunar district of eastern Kunar province, where authorities decided to execute fresh polio campaigns, an official said on Tuesday.

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    $100m health grant signed with WB

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Finance and the World Bank on Monday signed a id="mce_marker"00 million grant for funding the Afghanistan System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program.