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    Afghan-Turk Hospital workers call off strike

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Afghan-Turk hospital workers in northwestern Faryab province ended their strike on Sunday following assurances from the authorities to meet their demands.


    Afghan-Turk Hospital workers go on strike

    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.


    Nimroz trader builds rehab for drug addicts

    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.

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    Canada to build family health houses in Daikundi

    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.


    7 private hospitals in Nangarhar closed

    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.


    Polio vaccination 2nd round kicked off

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 8.9 million children below five years of ages would be vaccinated during the second round of polio vaccination campaign across the country, an official said on Sunday.


    Expired medicines being smuggled into Takhar

    TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Provincial health authorities said expired medicines with new labels, bearing extended date, were being smuggled from Pakistan into northern Takhar province.

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    Dozens of children displaced by floods fall ill

    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.


    Drug abuse goes out of control

    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.*


    SCA to spend 320m afghanis in Wardak this year

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) would spend 320 million afghanis in central Maidan Wardak province on various projects this year, an official said on Thursday.