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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Minister for public health Dr. Suraya Dalil has said that the people affected with HIV are not criminals, rather they are sick. 
In her speech to introduce the national strategy on AIDS/HIV here yesterday, she said 1250 cases of HIV have been registered and approximately some 2000 to 3000 are affected with the disease.
She also noted that poverty, migration, protected three decades of war, using drug and low rate of illiteracy have contributed in spreading HIV virus in Afghanistan. 
Addressing the ceremony, deputy to the ministry for counternarcotics, Mohammad Ibrahim Azhar said that some one million addicts are in Afghanistan. 
In the five-year planning on national policy to control AIDS/HIV all the ways and means to control the epidemic and protect the people from the disease are cleared. The centers from control of the epidemic provide awareness on how the protect from AIDS/HIV and test blood is serving people in Kabul, Herat, Nangarhar, Balkh, Ghazni and Badakhshan provinces.
Some 34 million people are living with HIV cross the globe and 36 million others have died due to the virus.
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai awarded two doctors of the Shahed Sardar Mohammad Daoud Hospital the First Degree Baryal Medal in appreciation of their invention of an “Afghan gadget”.
The doctors who received the medals are Dr. Abdul Razzaq Seyawash and Dr. Mohammad Ismayel Wardak two experienced doctors for creation of unique gadget in medical science. 
The gadget that is used for treatment of breakage of knee and hand could treat many patients inside the country in a positive method.
The gadget has been confirmed as useful by the FDA of public health ministry and the humanitarian organization of the USA and it has been named and registered by the World Innovation Organization as “Afghan gadget” or Afghan fixture for treatment of knee and hand and this will be utilized at world levels and it has been produced Smith and Nephew company in mass quantities.
At the ceremony held in this respect at the presidential palace and attended by Besmellah Mohammadi Defense Minister, Dr. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta National Security Council Advisor and Shir Mohammad Karimi Chief of Staff of the defense ministry, the decree of President Karzai was read out by Shah Wali Sultan deputy head of the administration affairs.  The decree appreciated the doctor’s invention.
Following this ceremony Dr. Seyawash donated the golden simple of the new gadget to president Karzai and the president accepted it with thanks and instructed that this gadget should be preserved at the National Museum as one of the honors of Afghan nation.
President Karzai calling the invention as a great honor for Afghanistan hoped that every educated Afghan should try to learn their profession in good manners and think about their nation, bring in new instruments for the country and put them at the service of their people.
He added that the youth of Afghanistan should warn from these doctors, them as their pioneers and follow up their steps so that the country can overcome the problems and head towards progress.
Dr. Mohammad Ismayel Wardak thanking the president for the appreciation said that so far around 3000 of countrymen have been treated with this gadget in center and provincial hospitals.
The gadget has been made in a way that without plastering the patients can get reacted in less time and during the treatment they can carry on their routine activities as well. 
Dr. Wardak stressed that this gadget has been introduced in 15 international medical conferences it has been published at the World Medical Journal which has attained world confirmation as well.
He noted that this honor belongs to the Afghan national that with the Afghan invented gadget patients are treated in different countries.
 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai opened the nation-wide autumn polio vaccination campaign by dropping vaccine in the mouth of some children.
The program stated on September 16th in 34 provinces and will continued for three days during which around 8.2 million children under five will receive polio vaccines.
In order implement the program over 56,000 volunteers and health workers will take part and the financial costs of this scheme are anticipated at 3.2 million dollars.
The Ministry of Public Health requested the governors, district governors, mayors, police commanders, Ulama and elders to encourage the families and cooperate with the health team for successful completion of this program.
The ministry also asks the parents of the children cooperate with the health workers who sill visit them at their homes and try to facilitate vaccination of their children including their sick and guest children at their homes.
The ceremony was attended by Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi Chairman of the House of People, Dr. Soraya Dalil Minister of Public Health in Kabul as well.
 

Sunday, September 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The anti-polio vaccination campaign begins throughout the country today.
In a meeting with Prof. Nematullah Shahrani the advisor to president and head of commission for giving awareness on children immunity, held yesterday called upon religious leaders and influential figures and chieftains to help administer the anti-polio campaign and ensure the safety of children in the country.
Professor Shahrani said that fatwa by enemies against giving the immunity doze is against Islam calling on people to help ensure the health of children.