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    Health institute to have new building

    HERAT CITY (PAN): The foundation stone for the paramedical institute was launched in the western province of Herat on Thursday, officials said.



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    Chaparhar faced with health problems

    JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province complain of a shortage of health facilities, including medicine and professional doctors.



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    Midwifery training begins in Uruzgan

    TIRINKOT/JALALABAD (PAN): A midwifery and nursing training course involving dozens of women has begun in the central province of Uruzgan, the governor’s office said on Monday.



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    Blood donation drive launched in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The European Union Delegation and the Afghanistan National Blood Safety and Transfusion Services Directorate (ANBSTS) launched the first Blood Drive programme in Kabul on Sunday.



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    No polio case in Afghanistan in 7 months: WHO

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghanistan has made more progress than Pakistan and Nigeria in eliminating polio transmission, senior World Health Organisation officials said on Wednesday.



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    Hospital blood banks run dry

    KABUL (PAN): Residents of the capital Kabul and some provinces have complained about the non-availability of donated blood in hospitals to save lives.



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    Mothers lack access to health services

    KABUL (PAN): The National Safe Mother Day was observed in the country on Wednesday at a time when mothers lack access to basic health facilities in several provinces.



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    Anti-polio campaign begins in east

    JALALABAD (PAN): A polio vaccination campaign, targeting 800,000 children below the age of five years, was launched on Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, where two positive cases surfaced last year, officials said.



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    Karzai, Gates discuss anti-polio campaign

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday discussed the need for greater polio elimination efforts with Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, renowned philanthropist and founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.



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    Check on use of fertilizer, plastic bags urged

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday renewed his call on the people to use fabric bags instead of plastic ones and keep planting trees to check increasing environmental pollution  and subsequent diseases.