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    Ghor residents protest lack of docs, drugs

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Angry protesters on Friday warned of closing down the Department of Public Health and the Afghan Centre for Training and Development (ACTD) in Ghor province.



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    Over 6,000 regained eyesight, says MoPH

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Thursday more than 89,000 patients had been treated, with over 6,000 regaining their eyesight during the past four years.



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    3 new polio cases detected in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials in the southern Kandahar province reported three new cases of polio on Tuesday after a gap of 20 months.



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    Police turn Doab hospital into rest house

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents on Sunday complained police had occupied and turned into a rest house a hospital building in the Doab district of eastern Nuristan province.



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    New initiative to immunize more children

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  The Ministry of Public Health, the Government of Japan, UNICEF and WHO have launched an initiative to vaccinate more children against preventable disease through strengthening of routine immunization in Afghanistan, a statement said on Sunday.



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    Ebola virus: Special teams deployed at airports

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has deployed special teams of doctors at airports nationwide to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from being imported to the country, an official said on Thursday.



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    Ahmadzai orders probe into patients' woes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai paid a visit to the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital in Kabul and inquired after the health of patients and congratulated them on the occasion of Eidul Adha, his office said on Monday.



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    Daikundi public health director removed

    NIELI (Pajhwok): Based on an in-depth investigative report by Pajhwok Afghan News on health problems in central Daikundi province, the public health director has been sacked, officials said on Tuesday.  



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    Anthrax hits dozens of Badakhshan residents

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 40 people, including children, have been affected by the anthrax disease in northeastern Badakhshan province, Pajhwok Afghan News reliably learnt on Wednesday.