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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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting of tuberculosis partners’ board held on Tuesday, Chief Executive (CE) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said that addressing tuberculosis patients should be taken serious, BNA reported.
The board reported that a number of sections in tuberculosis clinic that was operational in Kabul since fifty years have been deactivated and the clinic along with its laboratory are expected to be transferred to Afghan-Japan hospital, the agency added.
They stressed that this should be prevented, because, a great part of the tuberculosis patients can be diagnosed and treated in the clinic.
CE instructed the public health ministry to seriously pursue the issue and prevent deactivation of the clinic.
In his turn, the minister of public health vowed to address it.  Expressing concern on decrease or probable cut of foreign assistance in tuberculosis section by 2020, the board asked for drawing new assistances and government’s financial support.
CE Abdullah added that they will talk with other donor countries in this regard.

Wednesday July 10, 2019
HERAT CITY (BNA) For the first time, medical equipment made in Afghanistan have been exported to Africa.
The medical equipment include surgery and patients tables have made in Herat industrial park’s medical factories.
Jailani Farhad spokesman of Herat governor told BNA, the medical equipment loading in four vehicle type of Tailers.
Hamidullah Khadem head of industry chamber in Herat says, the medical equipment made with a cost of 90,000 USD in Herat industrial park equal with world standard.
Herat industrial park has been established 10 years ago and now exporting various type of items include medical equipment to world markets.

Tuesday July 9, 2019
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Hundreds expired foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs have been torched by health officials in eastern Nangarhar province.
The items have been collected from stores by public health department of Nangarhar province.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA reporter, hundreds kg date expired foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs set on fire in this round.
Owners of stores that selling expired foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs will be punished, Khogyani added.

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