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Monday October 15 2012
Kabul (BNA) The ministry of public health on Sunday announced that around 25,000 people lose their vision in one of their eyes, but assured that more than 90% of up to 400,000 Afghan blinds are preventable and curable.
Marking the World Sight Day (WSD) here in Kabul, the ministry of public health said while there are 400,000 blind in Afghanistan and annually 25,000 Afghans loose visions in one of their eyes, however calling eye diseases and blindness common and a public health problem in Afghanistan.
But, assured that more than 90% of an estimate of 400,000 people complain about eye diseases (around 1.5% of the population in Afghanistan), was preventable & curable.
The ministry also in a statement called the main causes of blindness in Afghanistan which are counted the main eye problems as well, are reported to be cataract, corneal opacity (due to trachoma and vitamin A deficiency), refractive error, glaucoma and trauma and every year around 25000 Afghans loose vision in one of their eyes.
Studies show that blindness is more common in females than in males.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health said the development of eye facilities at the provincial level, launching of mobile eye care camps, integrating of eye cares into Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) are the mean activities of MoPH in this regard.
Mobile health teams of eye cares, during the last two years has created 26 camps in different provinces of the country, as a result, more than 37 thousand eye-patients have been treated and eye glasses were distributed to more than six thousand patients as well as, the said.
According to the statement, the ministry plans to increase the capacity of the professional staff of eye cares in the country, hereby, the ministry wants to establish a national training center with technical and financial assistance of WHO in Noor Hospital of Kabul City to train physicians, nurses and eye technicians as international standards.
Meanwhile at ceremony, WHO representative, Dr. Eshfaq Ahmad spoke on the issue, saying estimated shows that more 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, and yet preventable causes are as high as 80% of the global visual impairment burden.
90% of blind people live in developing countries, and this needless waste costs individuals, families and communities billions of dollar every year, the statement maintained.
Dalil advised for a certain need that have to be developed in Afghanistan in the area of capacity building of eye care of the Ministry of Public Health to reduce blindness, develop human resources for eye care, increase the cataract surgical rate through outreach program, integrate eye care within the health care programmed of Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) and expansion of eye care to the underserved rural and provincial hospitals.
 

Monday October 15 2012
Kabul (BNA) The ministry of public health on Sunday announced that around 25,000 people lose their vision in one of their eyes, but assured that more than 90% of up to 400,000 Afghan blinds are preventable and curable.
Marking the World Sight Day (WSD) here in Kabul, the ministry of public health said while there are 400,000 blind in Afghanistan and annually 25,000 Afghans loose visions in one of their eyes, however calling eye diseases and blindness common and a public health problem in Afghanistan.
But, assured that more than 90% of an estimate of 400,000 people complain about eye diseases (around 1.5% of the population in Afghanistan), was preventable & curable.
The ministry also in a statement called the main causes of blindness in Afghanistan which are counted the main eye problems as well, are reported to be cataract, corneal opacity (due to trachoma and vitamin A deficiency), refractive error, glaucoma and trauma and every year around 25000 Afghans loose vision in one of their eyes.
Studies show that blindness is more common in females than in males.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health said the development of eye facilities at the provincial level, launching of mobile eye care camps, integrating of eye cares into Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) are the mean activities of MoPH in this regard.
Mobile health teams of eye cares, during the last two years has created 26 camps in different provinces of the country, as a result, more than 37 thousand eye-patients have been treated and eye glasses were distributed to more than six thousand patients as well as, the said.
According to the statement, the ministry plans to increase the capacity of the professional staff of eye cares in the country, hereby, the ministry wants to establish a national training center with technical and financial assistance of WHO in Noor Hospital of Kabul City to train physicians, nurses and eye technicians as international standards.
Meanwhile at ceremony, WHO representative, Dr. Eshfaq Ahmad spoke on the issue, saying estimated shows that more 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, and yet preventable causes are as high as 80% of the global visual impairment burden.
90% of blind people live in developing countries, and this needless waste costs individuals, families and communities billions of dollar every year, the statement maintained.
Dalil advised for a certain need that have to be developed in Afghanistan in the area of capacity building of eye care of the Ministry of Public Health to reduce blindness, develop human resources for eye care, increase the cataract surgical rate through outreach program, integrate eye care within the health care programmed of Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) and expansion of eye care to the underserved rural and provincial hospitals.
 

Monday, October 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The officials for the public health ministry announced yesterday that anti-polio vaccination process kicked off in three provinces of the country, such as Helmand, Farah and Baghlan provinces.
The process would cover up to 600 children under-five in the centers and districts of the country and would be completed with three days.
The officials called on the households and the people to publicize the campaign and demand them not hesitate to take their children to the healthcare center for vaccination.
 

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The ministry of Public Health celebrated the World Mental Health Day under the theme of “desperation a world crisis”.
At the ceremony held at the Ministry of Public Health Dr. Najia Tareq deputy minister for provision of health services said that the ministry has placed mental health as priority of its work and has undertaken necessary measures for prevention and treatment of mental ailments and desperation through upgrading the mental health services for the people of Afghanistan.
Dr. Tareq added that the ministry provides health services packages at the center for treatment of mental patients and their treatment is taking place by very experienced physicians.
The ministry so far has trained over 200 mental health consulting personnel and till the end of this year almost 30% of doctors at those health centers will receive training in this sphere.
She added that in order to improve mental health services, the ministry has prepared the national strategy for merging of the mental health services will the general health services and it is trying to implement it and in the coming five years provision of coverage of mental health services reach to almost 75% .
The representative of the WHO in Kabul Dr. Karam Shah called the prepared figures about the mental disorders as inadequate and said that while war is being continued it seems that the number higher and the figures are inadequate.
He added that ask partners in health spheres and the donors and the international community to join hands in investing resources for upgrading general capacities in respect to treatment of mental disorders so that far better services can be provided for the people of Afghanistan.