22 September 2019

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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) New building for a health clinic was inaugurated in Baghlan province.
Alhaj Abdul Halim Ghafari head of Baghlan health department told BNA, the clinic has been constructed from the unconditional budget of government at the cost of 11 million Afghanis in Borka District of that province.
He said that the aforementioned health clinic had previously offered health services in an inappropriate and ranted facility and with completion work of the building, problems of its residents will be partially resolved.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Seventeen government institutions signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) here at the Sapidar Palace to help prevent and control the spread of Zoonosis diseases, a statement from the Chief Executive Press Office said yesterday.
The MoUs were signed at the presence of Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah and were aimed to control and prevent the Zoonosis diseases which is being naturally infected from animals to human, the statement added.
Representing the Ministry of Information and Culture, Deputy Minister of Publications Sayed Fazel Sancharaki signed the MoU on raising awareness among the people about the threats and controlling of the Zoonosis diseases in the country.
The government is determined to control and prevent such diseases with cooperation and coordination of government organs, the statement concluded as saying.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Shahwali Marufi, an official at the Public Health Ministry, said that 2 people have died due to the disease.
According to him, 22 cases of Congo virus were registered during Eid al-Adha, the feast of animal slaughter.
The official blamed negligence while keeping and slaughtering animals for the rise in Congo diseases.  He said that people should wear gloves, mask and protective dress while slaughtering animals in order to avoid Congo virus. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a viral disease and the virus is typically spread by tick bites of contact with livestock carrying the disease.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) celebrated yesterday the World Breastfeeding.
In a ceremony held on this occasion at Sapidar Palace, Chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah considered holding the ceremony as key step towards public awareness, saying that breastfeeding is the best way for growing and increasing the body resistance of babies.
Stressing on importance of breastfeeding, the country’s chief executive asserted that attention and investment on breastfeeding would help us reach enduring development.
Meanwhile, minister of public health Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz considered breast milk as a gift of the Almighty Allah to the new-born babies, saying that breastfeeding can increase up the resistance of children against various diseases.
“Researches have shown that feeding the new-born babies with breast milk in particular during the first hours after the birth can reduce 22 percent child mortality, therefore, mothers should regularly give their babies breast milk for the years,” Dr. Feroz said.
In the ceremony, acting minister of labor, social affairs and martyrs and disabled Sayed Anwar Sadat said that due the fact that breast milk was so important for new born babies, 156 kindergartens have been created for mothers to properly give their babies their breast milk, adding that the ministry was making effort to increase services in kindergartens of the country.  It is worth mentioning that the World Breastfeeding Week is marked between August 1-7 in all countries of the world where various gathering and workshops are held in connection with benefits and importance of breastfeeding.  Also, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) that aims to inform, anchor, engage and galvanize action on breastfeeding and related issues.

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