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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a ceremony held yesterday on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day said tuberculosis is a deadly disease and causes more death due to lack of awareness among the people of Afghanistan.
In the ceremony, the country’s chief executive by praising MoPH, TB Partners Board and international organizations for their efforts asserted there were lots of way to fight TB and good achievements have been accomplished in this field.
“TB is curable and preventive and patients suffering TB are freely cured in health centers countrywide.  Therefore, the country’s citizens should visit health centers soon after they face with early TB symptoms and continue their treatment until full recovery,” Dr. Abdullah said, adding that lack of consideration to the disease, incompletion of its treatment term and a range of curing traditions are all causes of TB continuation.
The country’s chief executive asked various government organizations to fully cooperate fighting the disease in the country.
In the ceremony, minister of public health Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz said that tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide in particular Afghanistan as between 10,000- 17,000 people die annually in the country.
Minister of public health informed of increasing further TB curing centers in the country, adding that 47,000 incidents of TB were registered and cured last year in Afghanistan.
Dr. Feroz further said that five-year strategy has been codified for controlling TB in the country and it would be effective if implemented in cooperation with various government institutions.
 

Saturday March 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A mother and child care hospital was inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province.
The 50-bed hospital had been built in relevant areas of Ghani Khail district, Jalalabad-Torkham highway by financial support of Germany with a sum of 39 million Afghanis.
An in-charge in public health department of Nangarhar told BNA reporter, by inauguration of the hospital mortality of mothers and children would be decreased in the area.
Before that pregnant women were forced to pass a long distance to reach in a medical center, the source added.
The hospital is equipped with advanced medical tools and treating 50 patients in a time.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Kunduz City (BNA) First round of spring polio vaccination campaign kicked off in northern Kunduz province the other day.
Dr. Mohammad Nabi Azim deputy of public health department in Kunduz told BNA reporter, in this round 400,000 children under the age of 5 years to be vaccinated in center and districts of the province.
Abdul Jabbar Naimi governor of Kunduz in beginning ceremony of the program said, for better implementation of polio vaccination in different parts of Kunduz province, everyone have responsibility to cooperate with health employees.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday March 13, 2018

Herat City (BNA) Campaign of anti-polio vaccination program has started in western Herat province yesterday.
It is supposed that about 700,000 children to be received drops of anti-polio vaccine and 500,000 children over 6 months would be received vitamin A capsules in this round.
Mohammad Asef Rahimi governor of Herat in beginning ceremony of the program has announced that case of polio didn’t shows within the last one year in Herat province.
Dr. Noor Ahmad Haidari member of provincial council of Herat demanded from people to cooperate with health teams for better implementation of the program.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Asef Kabir deputy for public health department of Herat esteemed the efforts and preparations of the districts’ officials regarding implementation of anti-polio vaccine.
Health officials appreciated cooperation of district governors of the province, particularly Abdul Ghani Noorzai district governor of Zerkoh district.
Polio is eradicated in most countries but seen in remote parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria due to lack of access to healthcare facilities as well as weather irregularities.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

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