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    Global Fund pledges $20m in aid to MoPH

    KABUL (PAN): The Global Fund, an international financing organisation, on Saturday pledged $20 million in assistance to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to help control and fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria diseases in Afghanistan.



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    17 Takhar schoolgirls ill after 'gas attack'

    TALOQAN (PAN): At least 17 high school girls fell ill and lost consciousness after a suspected  poisonous gas attack at their school in Taloqan, the capital of northern Takhar province, officials said on Thursday.



    Health

    Specialization programme for doctors launched

    KHOST CITY (PAN): A specialization programme for doctors was launched at a ceremony in southeastern Khost province on Thursday, officials said.



    Health

    Bamyan doctors on hunger strike

    BAMYAN CITY 9PAN): Doctors and medics at a 100-bed hospital in central Bamyan province on Sunday went on a hunger strike against what they called the sacking of two specialists, officials said.



    Health

    Kunduz doctors, medics go on hunger strike

    KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Hundreds of doctors and health workers staged a hunger strike against non-payment of salaries over the past four months in northern Kunduz province on Saturday, officials said.



    Health

    10pc of Kandahar children malnourished

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten percent of children are acutely malnourished in southern Kandahar province, where six children died at hospitals last solar year as a result of malnutrition, a health official said.



    Health

    Youth donate blood to thalassemia patients

     JALALABAD (PAN): About 91 young men on Monday donated blood to thalassemia patients at a zonal hospital in eastern Nangarhar province, official said.



    Health

    Kunar kids being given polio drops

    ASADABAD (PAN): Public heath officials on Satuday said they had launched a new round of anti-polio campaign to immunise 21,000 left over kids below the age of five in eastern Kunar province that borders Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region.



    Health

    Khalili says not satisfied with anti-drugs effort

    KABUL (PAN): Second-Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili on Tuesday acknowledged that efforts to combat drug trade and arrest and punish those involved had been far from satisfactory.



    Health

    New anti-polio drive begins in east

    JALALABAD (PAN): A three-day anti-polio campaign, targeting 86,000 children below the age of five years, began in eastern provinces on Sunday, an official said.