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Indira Gandhi Hospital’s doctors observe brief strike

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Feb 01, 2015 - 12:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Doctors of Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital (IGCH) in the capital Kabul observed brief strike to lodge their protest over the beating of a colleague by some individuals, an official said on Sunday. A doctor at the hospital in Wazir...
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Daikundi health workers warn of mass resignations

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Jan 31, 2015 - 17:07
NILI (Pajhwok): Public health employees in Daikundi on Saturday warned of resigning en masse if steps were not taken to improve medical facilities in the central province.
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Number of children with pneumonia doubles in southeast

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Jan 28, 2015 - 18:12
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of children have died of pneumonia in southeastern provinces this Afghan year, when more minors contracted the infectious disease, public health officials say.
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17-year-old Afghan undergoes heart surgery in India

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Jan 23, 2015 - 09:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): A 17-year-old Afghan has had an open-heart surgery at Aster Medcity in the Kerala state of India, a report said on Friday.
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Pakistani donated mobile medical clinic in shambles

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Jan 10, 2015 - 15:41
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A well-equipped medical mobile clinic donated by Pakistan has not been used for years in Noor Gul district of eastern Kunar province, residents said Saturday.
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Kapisa midwives accused of inadequate care

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Jan 05, 2015 - 15:52
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some relatives of pregnant women accuse midwives in the civil hospital of central Kapisa province of providing inadequate care to their patients. They say most female patients preferred to be taken to other provinces like...
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60pc Khost doctors non-professional

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Jan 04, 2015 - 20:00
KHOST (Pajhwok): Residents and some doctors on Sunday said the Public Health Department of southeastern Khost province has failed in the delivery of healthcare services. They said the department has been unable to control or assess health centers...
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Taliban set free NGO workers in Uruzgan

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Jan 02, 2015 - 15:07
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Taliban set free three NGO employees who were abducted by gunmen five days back in central Uruzgan province, the governor’s spokesman said Friday.
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Uruzgan gunmen kidnap 3 health workers

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Dec 30, 2014 - 11:50
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen abducted three workers of health sector NGO in central Uruzgan province, the governor’s spokesman said Tuesday
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Some Nangarhar Civil Hospital wards alleged of inefficiency

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Dec 28, 2014 - 12:13
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tens of people observed protest against what they complained about the inefficiency of a number of wards in the Nangarhar Civil Hospital in this eastern province.
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Taliban block polio campaign in Helmand

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Dec 23, 2014 - 16:54
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Anti-polio campaign officials said on Tuesday Taliban had banned administration of polio drops to children in some districts of southern Helmand province.
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New polio case detected in Zabul

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Dec 15, 2014 - 13:03
QALAT (Pajhwok): A new polio case has been detected in southern Zabul province during the current month, a health official said on Monday.
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More investment in midwifery stressed

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Dec 10, 2014 - 15:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): A four-fold increase in investment in midwifery is necessary over the next 15 years to meet 60 percent of the needs for maternal and reproductive health services, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Wednesday.
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Doctor gunned down in Kandahar

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Dec 10, 2014 - 13:34
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a doctor of the Mir Wais Hospital in the 10th police district of southern Kandahar province, the governor’s spokesman said Wednesday.
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Bamyan doctors on strike against director

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Dec 09, 2014 - 17:00
BAMAYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A number of doctors and nurses of Bamyan Civil Hospital on Monday went on strike to protest their director’s attitude, saying they would not return to work until the issue was addressed.
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Insecurity, shrinking funds hit health services

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Dec 07, 2014 - 19:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Public Health Minister Dr. Ahmad Jan Naeem on Sunday said insecurity and lack of budget remained key challenges being faced by health workers in the country.
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Kandahar hospital being expanded: ICRC

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Dec 03, 2014 - 16:34
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has pledged an increase in the number of beds at the Mirwais Hospital in southern Kandahar province to facilitate patients.
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Women among HIV-positive cases in Kandahar

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Dec 01, 2014 - 21:50
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The numbers of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-affected people in southern Kandahar province is 44, including five women, an official said on Monday.
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73 AIDs cases detected in Nangarhar

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Dec 01, 2014 - 17:19
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 73 new Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases have been detected in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.
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Japan, WHO to combat TB in Afghanistan

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Nov 29, 2014 - 13:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday signed an Exchange of Notes for a project to support the procurement of anti-tuberculosis drugs and the development of a drug management system to fight the tuberculosis (TB) burden in Afghanistan.
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