Latest News

    Health

    Health

    New polio case detected in Zabul

    QALAT (Pajhwok): A new polio case has been detected in southern Zabul province during the current month, a health official said on Monday.



    Health

    More investment in midwifery stressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A four-fold increase in investment in midwifery is necessary over the next 15 years to meet 60 percent of the needs for maternal and reproductive health services, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime,Health

    Doctor gunned down in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a doctor of the Mir Wais Hospital in the 10th police district of southern Kandahar province, the governor’s spokesman said Wednesday.



    Health

    Bamyan doctors on strike against director

    BAMAYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A number of doctors and nurses of Bamyan Civil Hospital on Monday went on strike to protest their director’s attitude, saying they would not return to work until the issue was addressed.



    Security and Crime,Health

    Insecurity, shrinking funds hit health services

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Public Health Minister Dr. Ahmad Jan Naeem on Sunday said insecurity and lack of budget remained key challenges being faced by health workers in the country.



    Health

    Kandahar hospital being expanded: ICRC

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has pledged an increase in the number of beds at the Mirwais Hospital in southern Kandahar province to facilitate patients.



    Health

    Women among HIV-positive cases in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The numbers of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-affected people in southern Kandahar province is 44, including five women, an official said on Monday.



    Health

    73 AIDs cases detected in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 73 new Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases have been detected in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.



    Health

    Japan, WHO to combat TB in Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday signed an Exchange of Notes for a project to support the procurement of anti-tuberculosis drugs and the development of a drug management system to fight the tuberculosis (TB) burden in Afghanistan.



    Governance,Security and Crime,Health

    16 injured in Paktika blast in critical condition

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The death toll from Sunday’s suicide attack in southeastern Paktika province may climb further because some 16 injured people are said to be in critical condition.