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International Medical Conference On Children Opens

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Sunday, December 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The international medical conference on children opened in Kabul yesterday.
Organized by French hospital and attended by medical experts from Afghanistan and foreign countries, children related diseases and scientific research in the field were discussed.
Minister for public health Dr. Suraya Dalil in her opening remarks said the investment in the field of children health has significant role in preventing malnutrition, growing children and eventually growing economy and national revenue.
She also noted the 10 years ago 254 children out of 1000 infants died before reaching five year old.
According to survey one child dies before reaching five years old due to measles and whooping cough, adding the public health ministry would include vaccine for whooping next year.
The director of French hospital in Kabul, Dr. Aziz Ahmad said that the hospital had provided services in the field of children medical treatment particularly in the field of heart surgery over the past seven years.
An agreement was also inked by minister Dalil under which young doctors of government hospitals will revive training in the French hospital.
 

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