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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The central stocks of the ministry of public health (MoPH) opened after undergoing repairs by Dr. Nadera Hayat Burhani deputy minister of public health ministry. 
She thanked the UN for assisting in repairing the central stocks of the ministry. 
She added that part of the cost was provided by the ministry’s budget. 
The stock is used for preserving medical equipments.  
According to Burhani the ministry needs a central stock with international standards and this need has been materialized with the cooperation of medical donors of Afghanistan. 
Dr. Zafar head of the SPS said that the stock had some problems in the past which is being resolved after thorough repairs.

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Japan would provide the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) a grant of $9.3 million for polio vaccination in Afghanistan, the ministry said on Saturday. 
A contact to the effect was signed among Japanese Ambassador to Afghanistan Reiichiro Takahashi, United Nations Children’s Fund country representative Peter Crowley and Acting Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil in Kabul on Saturday. 
Fifty six polio cases have been registered in Kandahar, Helmand and Farah provinces since March 22, 2011. 
Last year, the cases were 25, Dalil said after signing the contract. 
She linked the increasing number of polio cases to insecurity that hindered vaccination campaigns in several provinces. 
She cited the return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan as another reason.  In Pakistan, the number of such cases stood at 110 in 2011 and 144 in 2010, she said.
Dalil tanked Japan for the grant, saying implementation of vaccination drives would help lower the mortality rate among children besides boost their immune system. 
Takahashi said it was Japan’s priority to deal with the disease in Afghanistan, pledging continued assistance in this regard. 
The Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) country director, Yoshikazu Yamada, said they had assisted Afghanistan with $50 million for implementing vaccination campaigns since the beginning of 2011. 
Japan has been assisting Afghanistan in constructing clinics, providing medicine and medical equipments, he added. 
Tokyo would provide more than $34 million to the Ministry of Public Health for constructing a building for an infectious diseases hospital in Kabul, he promised.

Kandahar (BNA) A medical center was inaugurated in Panjwai district of Kandahar province yesterday. 
Dr. Abdul Qayoom Pokhla head of the public health of Kandahar province said to BNA, this center was established in the disables’ township in the east of Panjwai district. 
The center has been constructed with the assistance of Canada at the cost of 223,000 dollars within six months, said the source. 
The center has different wards, seven doctors and medical staffs.  
Head of public health department said that hundred residents from different villages of Panjwai district will be benefited from services of this center. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Kabul (BNA) Treatment and curing of diseases reamed after ten years in northern Baghlan province.
According to Dr. Ali Khan, director for national program, the disease is transmitted from one person to another.
He said treatment of the disease had been stopped since 2001 due to lack of medicines and now the section were resumed with close cooperation of WHOM in the province.
According to provincial, public health director, treatment of such diseases has been started in 40 health centers in 14 zones of the province.

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