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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Diabetes a chronic disease is widely spreading. If proper measures have not be taken for its prevention, this deadly disease will seriously harm the Afghan community.  
BNA medical affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes diabetes one of the growing is not only in Afghanistan but also across the world. Evaluations and researches carried out by credible international organizations have revealed that diabetes would be the seventh reason of mortality in globe within the next fifteen years. 8.5% of population of Afghanistan or about 3 million people are addicted to diabetes. Therefore, if for treating and prevention of this fatal disease effective and necessary measure not adopted, it can change in to a serious medical problem in Afghan society.
The failure of kidneys, sexual disability, heart attacks, and blindness are the grave diseases that caused by diabetes.  Unsafe food, not working and physical activities, smoking, and air pollution provide the ground for addiction to diabetes.
In spite of all facts mentioned above, diabetes cases are preventable. Recognizing the causes and diagnosing the disease, can prevent, treat, and manage it. Also, regular physical activities, health food using a proper diet, non using tobacco and other narcotics and lowering the weight can be effective measures for prevention of diabetes. Beside prevention, strengthening medical system can decrease the outbreak speed of diabetes.
In addition of above measures, it is suggested, the educational organs include medical education in their curriculum and inform the pupils from the dangers and harms all chronic diseases among them diabetes. In this way, prevent the community against fatal diseases such as diabetes.
It is required, the Ministry of Public Health and its relevant organs expanding clinical activities and establishing medical centers in remote parts of the country
Inform and help the rural areas residents in recognizing, preventing, and treating chronic and epidemic diseases. Likewise, there are criticisms regarding to the performances of some medical labs. The criticisms ask the authorities of the Ministry of Public Health further increase their efforts in capacity building and raising the skills and knowledge of the medical staffs and make them more responsive.
The people hope, celebrating international days among them World Health Day should not be just ceremonial but marking such days make our duties outstanding and resolute us for performing better services.     

Sunday April 10, 2016

KABUL (BNA) The World Health Day is celebrated every year throughout the world.
The WHO select such year a special issue which is the indicator of the most outstanding priority in the fields of public health as Diabetes was chosen for 2016 celebration which is an extraordinary issue and related to the world people, civil society and private sector. Advisor of the MoPH Dr. Khwaja Qamaruddin Siddiqi said, “The goal behind celebration of the World Health Day is promotion of public awareness level on one of the major challenges of the public health or one of the most fatal diseases that claims lives of many people every year in the world, that would impose heavy investment on the health system. Dr. Siddiqi added, based on WHO data, this disease has claimed lives of over one and half million people in 2012 in the world.
This disease not only affects living condition of people but also paves the way for other diseases and it is anticipated that until 2030 it would cause the major reason of mortality among people. Therefore, serious measures and steps should be undertaken to fight the increasing out breaking of diabetes. The most effective method, Dr. Siddiqi went on to say,, to fight this and other infectious diseases is protection against affection and prevention. All the governments should undertake effective and comprehensive measures for promoting of people awareness level on this issue. This measure could be included prevention of becoming fat, sufficient physical activities, regular exercises, no smoking, following a diet and keeping balance among consumption of food items like meat, rice, grains, vegetables and fruits. The MoPH plans this year to mark this day different from the previous years and effectively and introduce various methods of awareness giving on diabetes and other noninfectious diseases with the help and cooperation of medical associations and relevant experts, written and audio visual media and health centers.
Masouda Qarizada
 

Sunday April 10, 2016

KABUL (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited Kabul emergency hospital here yesterday and inquired health condition of those injured in a suicide attack in Seyah Gerd of Parwan province, press office said. During his visit, the president was briefed by the hospital’s doctors on treatment and health condition of the injured people. Praying for soon recovery of the affected people, the president also provided them cash assistance and inquired health conditions of other patients, asking the doctors not to spare any efforts for the treatment of the patients.
 

Wednesday April 6, 2016

Kabul (BNA) World Health Day April 7 (Hamal 19) is marked everywhere in the world.
In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) enacted the first health statute in New York, where April 7 resolved to be marked as the world health day, while in June (same year) the world health organization’s general assembly, with representatives from 61 world countries was held in Geneva, after then, all world nations are now willingly celebrating the day each year.The health issue, then turned into a global matter that had been lodged in the world’s long-term economic, social and cultural development programs. Likewise, in the big cities of the country, in order to use the available opportunities for establishment of health centers for delivering good health services to the people, work for food safety and health service development could form the government’s priority. Considering how it matters worldwide, based on the people need, the ministry of public health and other related entities has the responsibility to regularly step up to the establishment of the health centers and monitor the health social services process. However, the services made in this field by the ministry of public health in the recent several years are laudable, but there are many insanitary cases in different parts of the capital city, where the vendors are delivering the expired food along the streets, causing outbreak of various disease among the consumers.
The ministry of public health should do its best to tackle the problems and in cooperation with the organs concerned, should collect the food vending individuals along the roads. Afghanistan makes one of the world’s countries with high level of various children malnutrition and is the one of the few countries with more than 38 registered polio cases among the children. Failure of the organs concerned to launch public awareness programs among the people to help them kept away from the cases is also one of the problems that could reduce the ailment cases in the country’s big cities. To follow sanitation, the following points should be focused: Holding specific monitoring measures and setting up joint work teams in the pubic sites with close link to the people’s health and stepping up to collection of the street foods from across the city, Providing the households with less incomes with long-term programs in order to help them get employment to refrain from the provided streets foods consumption, Tasking the national standard administration to help the people health improved through a complete monitoring program on the quality of the food as well as cooperation with the ministry of public health in production and delivering of the food.
Lailuma Noori
 

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