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Monday September 25, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Fourth round of anti-polio vaccination has started today across the country, BNA reported.
Dr. Maiwand Ahmadzai in-charge of anti-polio in ministry of public health told BNA correspondent, this round has launched by ministry of public health with cooperation of World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nation International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
The program to be continued for three days that 9.9 million will be vaccinated and anti-warm tablets also will be distributed to 5.9 million children 2-5 years, Ahmadzai underlined.

Monday September 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The infectious poliomyelitis disease is yet to be completely uprooted in militancy-hit Afghanistan as the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported one new virus from southern Zabul province on Friday.
The regional reference laboratory released a report on one new wild poliovirus (WPV1) case in August 2017, from Arghandab district of Zabul province that brings the total number of WPV1 cases in 2017 to six across the country, the organization said on its website. Investigations last year had also revealed that what was found in Bermal district of eastern Paktika province was a polio case generally linked to a virus from Southern Waziristan region of neighboring of Pakistan.
Currently only two countries, namely Afghanistan and Pakistan still remain polio endemic since Nigeria was removed from the list of polio endemic countries in 2015.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 Kabul (BNA) Twenty-one Afghan children with congenital heart diseases have been provided free medical treatment in China, a news report says. According to Xinhua, the Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) conducted congenital heart disease screenings in Afghanistan in August. Based on the screening, 21 children were flown to Urumqi, the capital of China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,. For medical treatment. Doctors from hospitals in Shanghai, Beijing and Xinjiang performed surgeries on the children. Seventeen of them have already returned to Afghanistan. CRCF said the remaining four children, having undergone operations, were likely to leave hospital in a week. Under a Belt and Road humanitarian aid plan of the CRCF, more Afghan children would get free treatment in China. PAN

Monday August 28, 2017

Jalalabad City (BNA) With a sum of 85,000,000 Afs several health clinics have equipped with progressive medical apparatus in eastern Nangarhar province.
The advanced medical gadgets distributed by officials of public health department of the province in health clinics located in different parts of Bati Koot, Naziyan, Acheen, Heska Mina, Pacheragam, Khogyani and Shirzad districts of Nangarhar province.
Dr. Mohammad Shoiab Sahak deputy of public health department said BNA correspondent, the progressive medical gadgets will be facilitated regarding diagnosis and treatment of the diseases in remote areas of the province.
Efforts underway to equip other health clinics with advanced medical tools in the province, Sahak added.

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