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    USAID to continue supporting MoPH

    KABUL (PAN): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday said it would continue funding the wide range of successful health programmes in Afghanistan.



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    Suicide rate high in women than men: Dalil

    KABUL (PAN): Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil has said more females attempted or considered suicide than males in Afghanistan, but there is no accurate and confirmed data available about the number of deaths.



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    Gastrointestinal centre inaugurated in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): A gastrointestinal and fluid disease centre, equipped with modern health facilities, was inaugurated at the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Health said.



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    Most patients go abroad for treatment: Haqjo

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Tuesday said nearly 2,000 Afghans daily travelled abroad for treatment due to lack of standard facilities at home.



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    ARCS office in Bamyan gets new building

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) was inaugurated in the central province of Bamyan on Tuesday, officials said.



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    Prison congestion causes stomach, skin diseases

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Inmates of the main prison in southern Kandahar province are suffering from a number of ailments, including skin diseases, due to lack of space, local authorities say.



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    Polio vaccination drive launched in east

    JALALABAD (PAN): A polio vaccination campaign covering around hundreds of thousands of  children got under way in eastern Nangarhar and Nuristan provinces on Sunday, officials said.



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    Emergency opens 5 health centres in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): The Milan-based NGO Emergency has opened five well-equipped healthcare branches in insurgency-affected districts of southern Helmand province, an official said on Thursday.



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    Remote Ghazni towns lack female doctors, midwives

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of remote areas in southern Ghazni province complain they have to take their sick women to the provincial capital for treatment due to the shortage of lady doctors in health clinics in their areas.



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    Cholera continues to claim lives in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (PAN): Two children have died of cholera in a village in northern Badakhshan province, with the infection spreading to another nearby village, amid official claims the outbreak has been controlled.