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Monday, June 25, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Dr. Najibullah Mujaddedi, the Presidential Senior Advisor and special envoy on eradication of polio, the High Polio Eradication Council was held with the participation of Public Health Minister, representatives from other ministries and the related organs as well as the UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), BNA reported Sunday.
The agency quoted Mujaddedi to have expressed pleasure over the eradication program of campaign against polio and hoped to reach their final target of succeeding to put an end to polio cases across the country as soon as possible.
Dr. Firuzuddin Firuz, the minister of public health addressing the meeting called eradication of polio a top priority of his ministry and said: “By the beginning of 2016, we promised to have reached to the eradication of polio further than ever in the country, but now, we can say that we have reached to the rooting out of the disease more than any time.”  According to the figures and data, the polio cases are near to be eradicated and the process is hopeful and promising, said the minister.
He said since the beginning of 2016, children affected by the polio cases have not existed in 99 districts of the country, a success approved worldwide.
The minister asked the government and the international partners not to cut their cooperation in this field, otherwise the success would never be possible unless there was a strong commitment from the government leadership and the related organs.
Afghanistan witnessed up to 20 cases of polio, but the cases are reducing each year.
The UNICEF representative emphasized on the importance of the anti-polio program and asked the public to vaccinate their children against the disease.
The ministry signed two MoUs about eradication of polio with the ministries of Hajj and Islamic Affairs and telecommunication and information technology, and seven other are expected to be signed with the ministry, according to the agency.
 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Herat (BNA) 100 drug-addicts have been dispatched to treatment centers in Herat.
Noor Ahmad Arab, an official of a private organization operating for treatment drug addicts in Herat, told BNA that the center is voluntarily curing drug-addicts and send them back to their native areas after recovery.
He added that their organization has cured more than 340 drug-addicts in its treatment centers during the past five months and submitted them to their families.
 

Saturday June 9, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The construction work of a health clinic has started in Farkhar district, northern Takhar province.
Sunatullah Temori spokesman of Takhar governor told BNA correspondent, the building of the health clinic to be built with a sum of 6, 300,000 Afghanis funded from budget of ministry of public health within the next one year.
M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday June 7, 2018

Kabul (BNA) At least 409 victims of war have been shifted to Emergency hospital, Kabul city during month of May, 2018.
BNA quoting internal media reported that 421 patients have been transferred to the hospital, which 409 of them were war victims’ injured.
Deyjan Panek in-charge coordination in Emergency hospital expressed his concern over increasing patients since the hospital established at 2001, never over 400 patients have been taken to the hospital since it is establishment.
Meanwhile, United Nations reported that about 763 civilians lost their lives and 1495 others were wounded during war in the first 3 months of 2018. Also ISIS terrorist group have launched further bloodiest attacks on civilian’s installations in Afghanistan, UN added.
Emergency hospital supporting by World Health Organization and managing by Italian non-governmental organization named Emergency Management.
M.A.Ansari
 

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