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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.


    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).


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Thousands with disabilities get artificial limbs

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has provided some 24, 000 disabled persons with artificial limbs over the past 14 years, an official said on Monday.


    Hundreds return to drug use in Bamyan

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): In a tragic development, more than 300 rehabilitated drug addicts have returned to the habit in central Bamyan province, where many addicts refuse to go to rehab centres, an official says.

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    Badghis families face drinking water shortage

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The residents of some districts of western Badghis province complain of an acute shortage of drinking water, prompting poor locals to use saline water instead.