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SCA implements health program in north

SCA implements health program in north

Jul 19, 2011 - 17:45

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistaninfo-icon (SCA) announced on Tuesday it was implementing a huge healthinfo-icon programme in northern Samangan and Sar-i-Pul provinces.

Aimed at strengthening vulnerable people's right to health, the project will be implemented in three years at a cost of 140 million afghanis, the SCA said in a statement.

Under the programme, eight new health clinics will be constructed in Samangan and six in Sar-i-Pul. Seven health facilities will be renovated and expanded -- four in Samangan and three in Sar-i-Pul.

Additionally, the statement said, 77 health facilities would be equipped and refurnished in the two provinces.

"A proper physical environmentinfo-icon, including well-constructed health-facilities, is essential to providing quality healthcare services to the target population," said Dr Shams-ul-Islam Shams, the SCA health programme head.


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