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Health

Taliban block polio campaign in Helmand

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23 Dec 2014
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Anti-polio campaign officials said on Tuesday Taliban had banned administration of polio drops to children in some districts of southern Helmand province.
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New polio case detected in Zabul

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15 Dec 2014
QALAT (Pajhwok): A new polio case has been detected in southern Zabul province during the current month, a health official said on Monday.
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More investment in midwifery stressed

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10 Dec 2014
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.
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Doctor gunned down in Kandahar

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10 Dec 2014
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.
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Bamyan doctors on strike against director

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09 Dec 2014
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.
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Insecurity, shrinking funds hit health services

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07 Dec 2014
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.
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Kandahar hospital being expanded: ICRC

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03 Dec 2014
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.
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Women among HIV-positive cases in Kandahar

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01 Dec 2014
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.
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73 AIDs cases detected in Nangarhar

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01 Dec 2014
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 73 new Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases have been detected in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.
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Japan, WHO to combat TB in Afghanistan

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29 Nov 2014
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.
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16 injured in Paktika blast in critical condition

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25 Nov 2014
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.
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Dostum joins blood donation campaign

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20 Nov 2014
KABUL (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum along with his 300 guards and workers on Thursday joined a blood donation campaign, with all participants donating 159,000 cc blood in capital Kabul, an official said.
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Beds increased to 250 in Boost Hospital

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19 Nov 2014
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Healthcare provision at Boost Hospital, one of only two functioning referral hospitals in south Afghanistan, has improved after being equipped with additional beds, officials said on Wednesday.
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Eye hospital employees go on strike

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15 Nov 2014
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some 50 employees of the Noor Eye Hospital in Kabul on Saturday went on strike against what they called delays in payment of their salaries.
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23 females graduate from nursing course

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09 Nov 2014
KABUL (Pajhwok): Twenty-three female students graduated from a two-year community health nursing education and received their degrees in eastern Laghman province, the Swedish International Corporation Agency (SIDA) said on Sunday.
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Eye-dental ward opens at FMIC

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08 Nov 2014
KABUL (Pajhwok): An eye and dental ward was inaugurated on Saturday at the French Medical Institute for Children in Kabul during a ceremony attended by Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah.
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30 tonnes of spurious drugs set alight

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05 Nov 2014
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday torched more than 30 tonnes of expired and substandard drugs in Kabul.
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Hundreds throng hospital to donate blood

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02 Nov 2014
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people have registered to donate blood to the civil hospital in northern Balkh province in deference to the holy month of Muharram, an official said on Sunday.
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20-bed rehab inaugurated in Logar

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31 Oct 2014
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A rehabilitation centre was inaugurated on Friday in central Logar province, where nearly 40,000 individuals are said to be drug addicts.
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