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    Many cases of mental problems go unreported

    KABUL (PAN): Many Afghans have been suffering from mental health problems, but most of such cases go unreported due to lack of awareness about the illness, the Ministry of Public Health said on Friday, adding its efforts to increase awareness about mental health are underway.



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    Autumn anti-polio drive kicks off

    KABUL (PAN): Asking relevant organs for a successful completion of the second round of the autumn polio vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday called on all families to vaccinate their children bellow five year of age.



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    Doctors in Baghlan hospital on strike

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Doctors at a government-run hospital in northern Baghlan province on Saturday went on an indefinite strike against alleged manhandling of their director by gunmen.



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    Peace Week: Dozens donate blood

    JALALABAD (PAN): Celebrating the Peace Week, dozens of young men and women on Saturday donated blood to the civil hospital in eastern Nangarhar province.



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    USAID to continue supporting MoPH

    KABUL (PAN): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday said it would continue funding the wide range of successful health programmes in Afghanistan.



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    Suicide rate high in women than men: Dalil

    KABUL (PAN): Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil has said more females attempted or considered suicide than males in Afghanistan, but there is no accurate and confirmed data available about the number of deaths.



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    Gastrointestinal centre inaugurated in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): A gastrointestinal and fluid disease centre, equipped with modern health facilities, was inaugurated at the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Health said.



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    Most patients go abroad for treatment: Haqjo

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Tuesday said nearly 2,000 Afghans daily travelled abroad for treatment due to lack of standard facilities at home.



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    ARCS office in Bamyan gets new building

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) was inaugurated in the central province of Bamyan on Tuesday, officials said.



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    Prison congestion causes stomach, skin diseases

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Inmates of the main prison in southern Kandahar province are suffering from a number of ailments, including skin diseases, due to lack of space, local authorities say.