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    HIV cases up by 38pc in Afghanistan: official

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), commemorating World AIDs Day, on Sunday said HIV/AIDs prevention and care services had improved in Afghanistan, compared to past years.



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    No polio case in south in a year: MoPH

    KABUL (PAN): No new polio case has been reported in Afghanistan’s insurgency-haunted south this year, indicating success in Afghanistan’s fight against the crippling disease, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Friday.



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    Shops selling low-quality food raided

    KABUL (PAN): The Food Quality Control Commission on Monday charged a number of shopkeepers with selling unhealthy food in violation of municipality rules in the central capital Kabul.



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    Over 7m poor girls give birth before 18 annually

    KABUL (PAN): Motherhood in childhood is a huge global problem, especially in developing countries, where 7.3 million girls under 18 give birth annually, a report from UNFPA said on Sunday.



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    Food Zone programme launched in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The US-funded Food Zone programme aimed at curbing poppy cultivation was launched in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said.



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    No medical services: 13 Badakhshan kids die

    FAIZABAD (PAN): More than a dozen children have died over the past one and a half month in northeastern Badakhshan’s Khwahan district due to insufficient medicines and lack of medical services, a public representative said on Sunday.



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    Many cases of mental problems go unreported

    KABUL (PAN): Many Afghans have been suffering from mental health problems, but most of such cases go unreported due to lack of awareness about the illness, the Ministry of Public Health said on Friday, adding its efforts to increase awareness about mental health are underway.



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    Autumn anti-polio drive kicks off

    KABUL (PAN): Asking relevant organs for a successful completion of the second round of the autumn polio vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday called on all families to vaccinate their children bellow five year of age.



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    Doctors in Baghlan hospital on strike

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Doctors at a government-run hospital in northern Baghlan province on Saturday went on an indefinite strike against alleged manhandling of their director by gunmen.



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    Peace Week: Dozens donate blood

    JALALABAD (PAN): Celebrating the Peace Week, dozens of young men and women on Saturday donated blood to the civil hospital in eastern Nangarhar province.