Thursday December 01, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Designated on 1 December every year since 1988, World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those millions of people who have died of the disease worldwide. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control. World AIDS Day is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day and World Hepatitis Day. Since 1995, the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Thailand and Uganda tried their best to overcome the outspread of AIDS. As of 2013, the disease has killed more than 36 million people worldwide (1981-2012), and an estimated 35.3 million people are living with HIV, being added with annually 5.6 million other, making it one of the most important global public health issues in recorded history. Between 40to 80,000 people affect the disease each year in the US, mostly through injection, though with other sources like drug addicted individuals.
Prevention programs are not successful on pregnant mothers and their HIV disease could transfer via the affected mothers to the children with possibility of more than 90 percent, with the US having the highest number of up to 7000 children with HIV, each year, through the affected mothers. In Afghanistan, the rate is very low, because the people live under strict religious and traditional conditions and the Islamic law, illegal sexual relation is prevented. But, the disease is feared to break out in the future as the UN/AIDS Organization, and WHO has estimated the number of HIV affected people would rise over 8,000 people until 2020, due to the growing event of illegal sexual and homosexual relationships in Afghanistan. Other problems could help outbreak of the disease are nonobservance of healthcare, using polluted syringes for injection, using unconfirmed health means in healthcare centers, while in Afghanistan, besides these, low awareness of the from the harms of the HIV disease would the case rise among the people, however, the UN has announced 2030 the end of AIDS.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Kabul (BNA) The United Nation’s health section to assist deputy ministry on youth affairs of the Ministry of Information and Culture in healthcare services to the country’s youth, BNA reported.
According to the agency, Dr. Kamal Sadat acting minister of information and culture and deputy minister on youth affairs discussed youths’ healthcare services with the UN’s health affairs in charge Abdul Sabor Mohmand here yesterday.
Both sides discussed to expand the health services across the country. The programs had already began in Dasht-e-Barchi area of Kabul, the agency added. According to acting minister of information and culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat, the program would soon began in Microrayon area of Kabul and would be expanded to Takhar, Balkh, Herat, Nangarhar and Kandahar provinces. Based on the program, the youth would share their health related problems with the doctors, where separate doctors of male and female would be available. Those youths who need to be treated would be introduced to the hospitals, while the others would be advised by the professional physicians. The programs is one of the initiatives of the deputy ministry on youth affairs and is being supported by the UN office in Kabul and the Ministry of Public Health. A separate consultancy line of 120 has also been established where the youths can share their problems with the healthcare professor through the phone.
Tuesday November 22, 2016
Farah City (BNA) Anti-polio vaccination program has started in western Farah province the other day, local officials reported.
Mohammad Nasir Mehri spokesman of Farah governor told BNA, the program has officially started under the chairmanship of Mohammad Yunus Rasooli acting governor of Farah province.
The program will be implemented by 48 coordinators, 180 supervisors and 1600 volunteers in center and all districts of the province, Mehri added.
Sometimes ago anti-polio vaccination had been launched in Farah province that thousands children were vaccinated, but due to recent clashes between Taliban and Afghan security forces in insecure areas of the province a number of children had not been vaccinated, therefore the program was held for second time, Mehri further added.
In this program possibly 186, 600 children under-five year will be vaccinated.
Tuesday November 15, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Over 100 personnel of sixth brigade of north Security and Public Order have donated 50,000cc blood to security personnel, who were injured due to recent terrorist activities in northern Balkh province.
Yahya Alizay director of publication in sixth brigade of north security and pubic order told BNA, Afghan security forces have donated 50,000cc blood in 209 Shaheen army corps 200-bed hospital located in Balkh province.
In addition to receive the blood also cash and foodstuffs have been distributed to the injured security personnel by the brigade officials as well.