Monday May 23, 2016
Taliqan City (BNA) implementations of two drops of anti-polio vaccines at the mouth of more than 380,000 children under five started in northern Takhar province for three days.
Hafizullah Safi head of public health of Takhar said BNA journalist, in the program for each child two drops of anti-polio vaccines implementing and the tablets of Alizaviel “anti-worm” distributing for them as well.
The program will be implemented by 36 coordinators, 85 supervisors and 2200 volunteers in centre and all districts of the province.
Governor of Takhar warned to residents of the province that the program equally will implement and no child would be deprived from anti-polio vaccine throughout the province.
Saturday May 21, 2016
Jalalabad City (BNA) Health centers will be constructed at a cost of 16 million USD funded by Ministry of Public Health in center and various districts of eastern Nangarhar province.
Ataullah Khogyani in-charge of press office of Nangarhar governor told BNA reporter, the health centers will be built in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province and districts of Bati Koot, Ghanikhail, Koot, Acheen, Naziyan and Dor Baba Dehbala of the province.
Salim Khan Kunduzi Nangarhar governor says, the budget dedicated by ministry of public health and the construction works of the health centers will be started as soon as possible in different parts of the province.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health, along with its partners UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), has today launched a national effort to vaccinate every child in Afghanistan under the age of 5 against the deadly polio disease. The campaign will run throughout Afghanistan for the next four days until 20 May. This campaign aims to vaccinate about 9.5million children, including nomad children.
Polio is a crippling disease that is incurable but preventable through regular vaccination. Polio disease can even kill infected children. Every child under the age of in Afghanistan should be vaccinated during each round. Afghanistan and Pakistan are the ONLY remaining polio-endemic countries in the world. During this polio immunization round all children from 2- 5 years will also receive de-worming tablets. These deworming tablets prevent worm infections that cause anaemia, malnourishment and impaired mental and physical development in children, and improve children’s overall health, education and development. So far this year there have been four polio cases in Afghanistan. This places all children at risk of polio infection. Therefore it is important for parents to know that every child under the age of five should be vaccinated during each round and that the polio vaccine is safe and the only effective prevention for polio. The vaccine is also safe for new-born, sleeping, and sick children. The vaccine has no side effects. The four-day vaccination campaign will occur throughout the country and will be carried out by about 67,500 trained health workers. These vaccinators and other frontline health workers are trusted members of the community chosen because they care about Afghan children. The urgency for eradicating polio was recently highlighted by Afghanistan’s leading Mullahs at a conference in Kabul in February. At this conference, about 70 Mullahs from all provinces issued a joint declaration calling it a duty of all Afghan parents to vaccinate their under-5 children against polio. Eradication of polio in Afghanistan is possible within the next year if every child is reached during every vaccination campaign. Parents who miss having their children vaccinated over the next four days are urged to visit local health centers where their children can be vaccinated against polio.
Sunday May 15, 2016
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) A health training center for training of nurses midwifes and technical and services staffs was inaugurated in Mazar-e-Sharif city the provincial capital of northern Balkh province yesterday.
Head of public health department in Balkh told BNA, the health center with having 24 classrooms, male’ dormitory, kindergarten, kitchen and conference hall was built at a cost of 34 million Afs. by Germany.
Equipment needed of the health center has been provided by America office for international development, which after that health personnel of Balkh, Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan, Samangan, Jawzjan, Faryab and Sar-e-Pul provinces can use from the new health skills of the center.