MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Afghan-Turk Hospital workers went on strike against security forces’ misbehaviour and intimidation at the hands of illegal armed individuals in northwestern Faryab province on Saturday.
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A rehabilitation centre for drug addicts has been built by a local trader in southwestern Nimroz province, where more than 10,000 people are using narcotics, officials said on Saturday.
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan is one of the 10 priority countries for Canada’s support under the G8 Muskoka Initiative in areas of midwifery training and service provision, the Canadian ambassador said on Tuesday.
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven private hospitals have been closed down in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, for failing to get operating licences and providing substandard services, an official said on Monday.
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Dozens of children suffering from various diseases erupted in the northern Takhar province in the aftermath of continuous downpours and flash floods that left hundreds of families displaced.
The country’s deaddiction centres are not able to keep up with the spiraling drug abuse. With nearly 1.6 million addicts including children and women the rampant use of an assortment of drugs has become a serious public health crisis. The Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions investigates.*