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    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.


    Hospital gets life-saving equipment

    KABUL (PAN): The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Wednesday said it had handed over "life-saving medical equipment" worth $52,000 to the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital in Kabul.


    3-day polio campaign launched in south

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A three-day polio vaccination campaign, targeting 600,000 children in two restive southern provinces, was launched on Sunday.

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    World Bank provides $100m for health services

    KABUL (PAN): The World Bank on Thursday approved a id="mce_marker"00 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to help the Afghan government expand the scope, quality and c


    350 rehabilitated addicts being trained

     KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of rehabilitated drug addicts are undergoing a nine-month vocational training course in two provinces, officials said on Wednesday.


    Jalalabad doctors boycott work

    JALALABAD (PAN): Fifteen doctors of the Nangarhar Civil Hospital on Wednesday boycotted work due to lack of facilities and threats from local officials.


    Nurses passing for doctors in Zabul

    QALAT (PAN): Authorities in southern Zabul province, complaining of a shortage of qualified public health staff, say nurses are working instead of doctors at hospitals in three districts.  


    Patients decry Mehtarlam hospital staff

    JALALABAD (PAN): Patients who visit the civil hospital in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, return without being properly examined or provided with medicine, it is learnt.


    3 hunger strikers in critical condition

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The health condition of three hunger strikers is said to be deteriorating as their protest entered a third day on Tuesday, with their number increasing from four to more than a dozen in the central province of Bamyan, officials said.


    Children return home from treatment in Germany

    KABUL (PAN): Forty-three Afghan children with burn injuries and bone cracks returned home on Sunday from six months of treatment Germany, an official said.