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Monday, April 08, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Sunday observed the World Health day under the name of “high blood pressure”, the ministry’s press office said yesterday.
The theme of World Health day 2013 was selected by World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of the causes and consequences of high blood pressure and to provide information how to prevent high blood pressure and related complications.
The ceremony on the occasion World Health Day held in the auditorium of MoPH was attended by Minister of Public Health Dr. Suraya Dalil, Amina Afzali, Minister for Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and disabled, Dr. Naqibullah Fayeq Chairman of Health committee of representative house, Dr. Ahmad Shadoul, Representative of WHO for Afghanistan and a number of other officials.
Addressing in the ceremony, Dr. Suraya Dalili, Minister of Public Health while called the high blood pressure as a major health issue, saying it affects the lives of many people, particularly the adults over the age of 25 years and causes around 9 million deaths in the world every year.
Dr. Dalil calling the high blood pressure as a “silent killer” because in many cases it is detected too late to avoid complication, said if not detected early and controlled, high blood pressure leads to stroke, health disease, heart and kidney failure and blindness.
The Minister of Public Health said, high blood pressure is both preventable and treatable, asking the people to reduce salt intake, eat a balanced diet, avoid harmful use of alcohol, take regular physical activities, maintain a healthy body weight and avoid tobacco use to control their blood pressure.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ahmad Shadoul, representative of WHO said, around 40 percent of all global deaths from stroke and heart diseases are attributed to high blood pressure.” Our message to you on World Health Day is” control your blood pressure”.
You can prevent high blood pressure and you can get it treated, Dr. Shadoul added.
World Health Day 2013 represents an opportunity to raise awareness of the issue among policy-makers and the public Salt reduction in particular is a cost effective way of reducing blood pressure, said representative of WHO.
At the end of the ceremony, MoPH distributed appreciation-letter to the number of journalists and representatives of media, who had close cooperation with the ministry in publishing and broadcasting of health issues.
Ministry of Public Health delivers health services impartially and without any form of discrimination to the needy people of Afghanistan in all corners of the country and requests all parties to respect this policy and support health care providers to fulfill this noble job.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Forty pharmacists from across the country completed a one-year training course the other day, Ahmad Jan Naeem the deputy to policy in the ministry for public health said. 
Financed by European Union and trained by experts from France and Bangladesh, Naeem said that having such courses is essential for capacity balding and professionalism.
The representative of EU and Sarwar Jahan of Bangladesh also spoke on the occasion.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The ministry of public health has closed down 25 private health centers, Sayed Ibrahim Kamil the head of implementing health regulation in the ministry for public health said yesterday.
Citing health regulations, violation, he added that the centers within one week will not be reopened unless they remove their problems and respect the rule and regulations.
The inspection of the private health centers is continuing by the ministry of public health day and night, the official further said.

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA) In a ceremony held yesterday on the occasion of first round of polio spring campaign, the in-charge of polio central zone of WHO Dr. Ghulam Razeq Sediqi told journalists that this round of polio campaign covers 1.9 million new-born to five years old children in central zone that is include of Kabul, Parwan, Capisa, Panjshir, Wardak, Lugar, Bamyan and Dykundi provinces.
In this round, 172 coordinators, 1190 volunteers, 1064 supervisors and 143 monitors in the course of campaign and 152 monitors are tasked after the end of campaign.
In this round of campaign, anti-worm tablet would also be offered to the children of two to five years old.
Dr. Sediqi added that since beginning of 2013 to date, one positive incident has been registered in Lalpur district, Nangarhar province.
With financial and technical cooperation of WHO and UNICEF, this program has been launched by ministry of Public Health.