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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 5,000 polio vaccine boxes costing $50,000 were assisted on Tuesday to Afghan ministry of public health. 
In a ceremony which was held for awarding the assistance, Dr. Nadira Hayat Burhani, deputy for delivering health services of MoPH praised ROTERY organization for its assistance and considered it as vital in transition and implementation of polio vaccination. 
According to Dr. Burhani the assistance of such boxes enables vaccinators of the ministry to implement the polio program in remote areas, resulting in prevention of child paralyzing incidents. 
Dr. Burhani considered that cooperation of health partners with Afghanistan is as important in improvement of health services, asking for further technical and financial cooperation in this regard. 
While asserting that Afghan ministry of Public Health is strongly committed to eliminate polio throughout the country, Dr Burhani concerned over opening the borders of the country and illegal immigrations and considered it as a big challenge for the prevention of polio virus. 
She also said that security problems also created problems in implementation of the program in the country. 
Dr. Burhani asked all the armed groups to let Afghan vaccinators implement the program across the country.

Monday, January 23, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) 12 tons of expired foodstuffs were set on fire by in-charges of public health of Kandahar province today. 
According to the in-charge, these expired foodstuffs were collected by assessment team in a 4 days program from shops and were set on fire.
Dr. Abdul Qayoom Pokhla head of Kandahar public health department said to BNA, these foodstuffs consisted biscuit, chaps, candy and chocolates. 
He added, the public health department of that province warned shopkeepers to not sell expired foodstuffs anymore.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Extra-ordinary round of polio vaccination was started yesterday in Parwan province by dropping three drops of vaccine in a child’s mouth by governor of Parwan.
According Dr. Mohammad Qasim Sayedi, provincial head of public health department in Parwan, the program is to be implemented on 119,000 children under five years within three days in seven district including Charikar, capital city of Parwan.
The source said the program house to house will be implemented by 750 volunteers with close cooperation of provincial department of public health.
Governor of Parwan asked all the families to cooperate with health workers for implementation of vaccine on Afghan children.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expresses his concern that there are still cases of polio diseases in a number of insecure areas of the country and the other side of Durand Line. 
According to recent news reports ministry of public health, currently polio cases have increased by three fold comparing to 2010 in the country. 
Based on the reports, in 2011, 80 polio cases were seen in the country, 62 of the cases were seen in southern provinces including Farah province. 
Expressing his deep concern over the cases the president says, “Those who prevent Afghan children from vaccination are the enemies of the country’s future children.” 
Calling on armed opponents of the government, Hamid Karzai asked them to let national vaccination teams vaccine the children so that they would free from polio diseases. 
Pointing out related to efforts made by Afghan government and international community for prevention of polio diseases, Hamid Karzai said despite that much work has done for elimination of polio in the country and millions of Afghan children have been implemented, but in insecure areas of the country, the children are still suffering the polio diseases. 
The president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is strongly asking the country’s Ulemas, mosques Imams and tribal elders for cooperation with national vaccination teams and convincing the armed groups to let the team’s vaccine the children throughout the country.