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    Nangarhar hospital lacks anti-rabies vaccine

    JALALABAD (PAN): The main government-run hospital in eastern Nangarhar province has been grappling with an acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccine over the past one year, amid a surge in dog bite cases.



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    Halt use of open-air burn pits, Hagel asked

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Two top American senators on Monday asked for immediate action to halt the use of open-air burn pits at military camp sites in Afghanistan.



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    Paktika clinic reopens after 13 years

    SHARANA (PAN): A health centre was reopened in the Deela district of southeastern Paktika province on Saturday, 13 years after the facility was closed for security reasons, an official said.



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    Health institute to have new building

    HERAT CITY (PAN): The foundation stone for the paramedical institute was launched in the western province of Herat on Thursday, officials said.



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    Chaparhar faced with health problems

    JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province complain of a shortage of health facilities, including medicine and professional doctors.



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    Midwifery training begins in Uruzgan

    TIRINKOT/JALALABAD (PAN): A midwifery and nursing training course involving dozens of women has begun in the central province of Uruzgan, the governor’s office said on Monday.



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    Blood donation drive launched in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The European Union Delegation and the Afghanistan National Blood Safety and Transfusion Services Directorate (ANBSTS) launched the first Blood Drive programme in Kabul on Sunday.



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    No polio case in Afghanistan in 7 months: WHO

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghanistan has made more progress than Pakistan and Nigeria in eliminating polio transmission, senior World Health Organisation officials said on Wednesday.



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    Hospital blood banks run dry

    KABUL (PAN): Residents of the capital Kabul and some provinces have complained about the non-availability of donated blood in hospitals to save lives.



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    Mothers lack access to health services

    KABUL (PAN): The National Safe Mother Day was observed in the country on Wednesday at a time when mothers lack access to basic health facilities in several provinces.