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    Protesters want Farah official reinstated

    FARAH (Pajhwok): Shopkeepers and doctors in western Farah province on Thursday observed strike demanding authorities to reinstate the sacked intelligence director, an official said.


    50-bed hospital being built in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): More than 100,000 families would benefit from a 50-bed hospital being built in the Deh Salah district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Wednesday.


    11 HIV-positive cases detected in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Eleven AIDS cases have been detected during the last one year in southern Kandahar province, the public health director said Tuesday.


    Paktika doctors seek health facilities

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Doctors and residents of southeastern Paktika province on Wednesday demanded more healthcare equipment, including beds and heaters.


    Striking doctors shut Tarinkot hospital

    TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Doctors at the civil hospital in this capital city of central Uruzgan province shut down operations in protest against cuts to their wages.


    Girl found infected with polio in Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A three-year-old girl has been diagnosed poliovirus positive in the Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province, the first case surfacing in the province this year, an official said on Sunday.


    Health care is a dream for most Afghans

     KABUL (PAN): Millions of dollars have been poured into the health sector. Yet for many Afghans the nearest health centre is roughly three days away, and two-thirds of pharmacies do not have professional staff. An investigation by the Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions.*


    Oryakhil selected for World Courage Award

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok):  Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil, a prominent leader in the field of maternal health, has been selected for prestigious International Women of the Courage Award by the US.  


    Mother-child mortality rate surges in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A number of people in some districts of the central Baghlan province complained about dramatic surge in mother-child mortality rate because of lack of female nurses and doctors.


    Continued support for health sector sought

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Tuesday asked the world community to continue helping Afghanistan’s health sector.