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    Maternal mortality rate down in Kunduz

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Despite lack of health care facilities in far-flung areas, the maternal mortality rate has declined in northern Kunduz province, an official claimed on Sunday.



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    24 more midwives trained in Uruzgan

    TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): With 24 newly-trained midwives ready to serve in central Uruzgan province, officials hoped on Saturday that mother and child health would improve there.



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    Work on 30-bed hospital completed in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): With the completion of construction work, a 30-bed hospital costing $10 million has been handed over to the 215th Maiwand Military Corps for an official said on Friday.



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    Rising polio cases linked to cross-border travel

     

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Health officials in eastern Nangarhar province said on Sunday that frequent travel to neighboring Pakistan was one principal reason behind the growing number of polio virus attacks in border areas.



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    Japan donates 40 ambulances to MoPH

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nation International Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday delivered 40 ambulance, donated by Japan, to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).



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    Polio vaccination campaign launched

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 8.9 million children below five years of age would be administered polio drops during the first round of the fall polio vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Public Health said on Sunday.



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    Two 50-bed hospitals inaugurated in Kapisa

     MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two 50-bed hospitals were inaugurated in Mahmood Raqi, the capital of central Kapisa province, on Thursday.



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    Crackdown on substandard items launched

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Several pharmacies and shops were either shut or fined following a campaign against substandard medicines and food items in southeastern Khost province, an official said Thursday.



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    Badakhshan mothers face high mortality risk

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of remote areas of northeastern Badakhshan province say pregnant women continue to face high risks of dying during labour and childbirth in the absence of healthcare services.



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    Stop blocking polio teams, HRW asks Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday asked the Taliban to stop preventing mobile polio vaccination teams from operating in southern Helmand province.