Tuesday June 14, 2016
Kabul (BNA) June 14, coincides with World Blood Donor Day—a day that appreciates those who donate their bloods to rescue the people lives.
This day is also coincided with Prof. Karl Landsteiner birthday anniversary, a person that had invented blood groups and won the Nobel Prize. Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. Access to safe and sufficient blood and blood products and help reduce rates of death and disability due to severe bleeding during delivery and after childbirth. Each day, people, particularly those injure in traffic incidents, people under operations, pregnant women during labor, infants, those injure in terrorist incidents and in battlefields will need blood, as one out of three needs to be injected with blood during his/her life. Currently, despites considerable improvements in medical science, still nothing can replace blood in body of a person. Lack of good alternative with blood and limited duration of storing blood are the issues have caused blood donation to enjoy significant position.
Findings suggest that consecutive donation of blood can prevent the donator from heart and different types of other diseases. Blood donation can caused oxygen to be supplied properly, as well as it causes the blood making system to be further operational. Our war-hit country, Afghanistan needs more volunteer blood donator, because, each day, many civilians and soldiers will lose their lives or injure during horrific incidents and in battlefields throughout the country. In fact, men can donate blood four times and the women three times each year. Today, in 62 countries of the world, blood is voluntarily collected, as the World Health Organization aims to ensure the blood of needy countries until 2020 through this. Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns market by the WHO, along with World Health Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day.
Monday May 30, 2016
Aibak City (BNA) The construction work of four health clinics have begun by financial assistance of India in northern Samangan province.
Dr. Abdul Majeed head of public health of Samangan said BNA correspondent, the health clinics to be constructed based on international standard in Roy Dowab, Khuram-e-Sarbagh, Hazrat Sultan districts and Aibak city the provincial capital of the province.
All the health clinic buildings will have surgery home, maternity rooms, pharmacy and administrative rooms, the source added.
Each of the health clinic building to be built with a cost of 130,000 USD, Abdul Majeed further added.
Meanwhile, six health centers are also active in six districts and center of the province.
Sunday May 29, 2016
Zarang City (BNA) At a cost of over 27,000,000 Afs a health clinic will be constructed by financial assistance of National Solidarity Program (NSP) including 10% community contribution in southern Nimroz province.
Farid Azam acting chairman of rural rehabilitation and development department in Nimroz told BNA reporter, the building of health clinic will be built in the areas of 615 m2 lands in Khash Rouad district of Nimroz province.
With implementation of the health clinic more than 3,070 families in health sector will gain access to basic human needs.
Dr. Noor Ahmad Shirzad head of public health of the province said, the construction work of another five-bed health clinic started at a cost of 15.5 million Afs by financial assistance of India in Chakhansour district of the province.
Tuesday May 24, 2016
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) celebrated International Nurses Day 2016 with the theme “Nurses: A Forces for Change: Improving Health Systems’ Resilience,” a statement from the USAID press office reported. This day marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and is celebrated around the world, according to the statement. The ceremony was attended by nearly 350 participants from the Ministry of Public Health; the Ministry of Women’s Affairs; the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs, and the Disabled; Kabul Medical University School of Nursing, French Medical Institute for Children; Aga Khan University Programs-Afghanistan; Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences; community health nurses from various provinces; professional associations; donors; international and local NGOs; UN agencies, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) HEMAYAT project. Nurses are important first-line health workers providing comprehensive care to the Afghan population, especially those in remote and rural areas. They provide care to individuals, families, and communities at all levels of the Health system.
H.E. Dr. Najia Tariq, Deputy Minister of Public Health, officially opened the ceremony by emphasizing that improving nursing education and care is a priority for the Ministry of Public Health in its efforts to increase the accessibility of high quality, affordable, gender- and culturally-sensitive nursing care. Robin Martz, USAID’s Child Survival and Reproductive Health Team Lead, said: “USAID is committed to improving nursing services in Afghanistan. Nurses are the backbone of Afghanistan’s health care system and play a critical role in ensuring the resiliency of Afghanistan’s healthcare system.” The USAID HEMAYAT project improves the quality of the community health nursing education pre-service program, strengthens the Afghanistan Nurses’ Association, and has helped establish the Afghanistan Midwifery and Nurses Council as the midwife and nursing regulatory body.