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    World Bank provides $100m for health services

    KABUL (PAN): The World Bank on Thursday approved a id="mce_marker"00 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to help the Afghan government expand the scope, quality and c



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    350 rehabilitated addicts being trained

     KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of rehabilitated drug addicts are undergoing a nine-month vocational training course in two provinces, officials said on Wednesday.



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    Jalalabad doctors boycott work

    JALALABAD (PAN): Fifteen doctors of the Nangarhar Civil Hospital on Wednesday boycotted work due to lack of facilities and threats from local officials.



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    Nurses passing for doctors in Zabul

    QALAT (PAN): Authorities in southern Zabul province, complaining of a shortage of qualified public health staff, say nurses are working instead of doctors at hospitals in three districts.  



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    Patients decry Mehtarlam hospital staff

    JALALABAD (PAN): Patients who visit the civil hospital in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, return without being properly examined or provided with medicine, it is learnt.



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    3 hunger strikers in critical condition

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The health condition of three hunger strikers is said to be deteriorating as their protest entered a third day on Tuesday, with their number increasing from four to more than a dozen in the central province of Bamyan, officials said.



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    Children return home from treatment in Germany

    KABUL (PAN): Forty-three Afghan children with burn injuries and bone cracks returned home on Sunday from six months of treatment Germany, an official said.



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    Health centres closed, spurious drugs torched

    KABUL (PAN): Some health centers, failing to provide proper services, have been closed and 350 tonnes of substandard medicine torched, the public health minister announced on Saturday.



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    21,000 Kunar children deprived of polio drops

    ASADABAD (PAN):  More than 21,000 children could not be reached out for administering polio drops in a number of towns in eastern Kunar province owing to insecurity, officials said on Monday.



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    New anti-polio drive begins in east

    JALALABAD (PAN): A fresh anti-polio vaccination campaign, targeting 860,000 children below five years, began in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, an official  said.