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MoPH introduces midwifery services framework

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Feb 14, 2016 - 20:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday introduced Midwifery Services Framework developed by International Confederation Midwives (ICM). The framework was launched at a ceremony attended by a delegation from ICM and...
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MoD to punish persons leaking hospital video to media

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Feb 13, 2016 - 16:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday said it would punish those who shared a video clip showing a woman gives to birth her child in the courtyard of a major hospital in Kabul. A private television on Tuesday night aired a video...
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‘Psychology for Afghanistan’ monthly magazine hits stalls

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Feb 11, 2016 - 19:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first monthly magazine covering psychological issues ‘Psychology for Afghanistan’ joined the print media on Thursday. The first printed magazine was launched at a ceremony in the Afghan-German International Hospital in capital...
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Remote areas residents in Baghlan lack health facilities

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Feb 11, 2016 - 16:20
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Residents of several districts in northern Baghlan province complain about a lack of health facilities in far-flung areas and as a result many precious lives had been lost.
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In Parwan, number of female drug addicts on the rise

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Feb 11, 2016 - 16:00
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The number of drug addicts, especially women, is increasing with each passing day, but rehabilitation facilities remain limited in the central province of Parwan. The Counter-Narcotics Department estimates at 3,890 the number of...
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MoD probing child birth in Kabul hospital courtyard

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Feb 10, 2016 - 17:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Wednesday it was investigating a footage clip showing a mother gives birth to her child in courtyard of a major hospital in capital Kabul. A private television Tuesday night aired a video clip...
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Giro healthcare centre remains closed after 6 years

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Feb 08, 2016 - 18:24
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of Giro district in southern Ghazni province say the only healthcare centre in the town has been closed for the past six years, with patients facing hardships. Mohammad Gul, a resident of Mazar area of the district,...
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1,4 00 kilograms of expired drugs torched in Panjsher

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Feb 06, 2016 - 16:51
PARAKH (Pajhwok): Up to 1400 kilograms of collected over the past six months in the central province of Panjsher was set afire on Saturday, officials said. The 250 different types of expired medicine have been collected by investigation team of...
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1st polio case of the year detected in Kandahar

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Feb 06, 2016 - 14:16
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A 60 months old boy in southern Afghanistan has diagnosed positive for polio, the first case to be detected in the war-torn country this year, a media report said on Saturday. The child, who was twice administered polio drops,...
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Despite danger consequences, plastic bags sold unabated

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Feb 03, 2016 - 21:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): A ban on producing and selling plastic bags was imposed in the country five years ago, but the restriction lasted a few days and the bags have since been sold across the country unabated and unchecked.
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Nangahar kidney hospital to be functional in 4 months

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Feb 03, 2016 - 17:22
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in eastern Nangarhar province say the Pakistan-constructed kidney hospital would be made functional over the next four months.
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Cancer claims 15,000 lives annually in Afghanistan

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Feb 03, 2016 - 16:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz on Wednesday said as many as 15,000 people lost their lives in Afghanistan annually to cancer, a disease curable in initial stages. Speaking at a gathering marking World Cancer Day, Feroz said...
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Recommendations on nutrition reviewed at Kabul workshop

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Feb 02, 2016 - 21:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The ministries of agriculture and public health jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) organized a national consultation workshop on recommendations of the 2014 second...
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Newborn baby boy goes missing from Ghanzi hospital

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Feb 01, 2016 - 20:04
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A newborn has gone missing from the civil hospital in southern Ghazni province and family of the two-day-old says they would not go home in central Maidan Wardak province until the baby boy is found.
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Emergency ward inagurated in Jamhuriat Hospital

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Jan 30, 2016 - 18:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): The emergency ward was inaugurated and equipped with sophisticated technology in the Jamhuriat Hospital, the Ministry of Public Health said on Saturday.
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Unity govt committed to eradicating polio: Ghani

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Jan 28, 2016 - 17:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said the unity government is committed to eradicating polio disease from Afghanistan and will be 100 percent successful in this regard. The president was speaking to the governors of Kunar, Kandahar,...
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USAID-funded 5-year health programme launched

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Jan 26, 2016 - 19:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): A United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded five-year programme to improve the Afghanistan health sector was launched on Tuesday, officials said. A contract for the $37.9 million project had been signed...
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Focus on unvaccinated children as anti-polio drive begins

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Jan 26, 2016 - 14:31
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some 340,000 children in three restive districts of eastern Nangarhar province could not be administered polio drops, public health officials said on Tuesday.
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Pneumonia claims lives of 28 children in Faryab

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Jan 25, 2016 - 21:02
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Twenty-eight children of 2,000 hospitalised with pneumonia have died of the infection in one month in western Faryab province, officials said on Monday, warning against the rapidly spreading virus.
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Officials donate blood for suicide attack victims

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Jan 21, 2016 - 20:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 100 government officials including Ministry of Public Health workers on Thursday donated blood to the victims of Wednesday’s suicide attack in Kabul.
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