MoPH Gains VWU Prize

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Sunday December 9, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In a session held in Tanzania, the Vaccination World Union (VWU) submitted the prize of this union to Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil recently.
This prize is given to her considering achievements earned for rendering health services and implementation of country-wide vaccination in the country.
According to BNA, the fifth meeting of VWU allies that was held in Darussalam the Capital city of Tanzania in December 5 of current year, in her speech public health minister enumerating the promotions and challenges existed in implementation of vaccination and giving immunity and asked further support of VWU to Afghanistan.
Dr. Dalil stated that Afghanistan is one of implementers of vaccination in the world.
According to her, in the year of 2000, these programs were covering about 24 percent areas of the country, but now this data shows the area of about 80 percent.
Appreciating from support of VWU in implementation of programs of immunity and vaccination in Afghanistan, Dr. Dalil asserted that based on figures given to us by international institutions, about ten years back, four newborn kids were died before reaching to five years age as a result of curable diseases.
Now, from every 10 children, one of them dies before five years age.
Likewise, in very days of current year, Minister of Public Health got membership of board of directorate of the union.
This strengthens the credit of Afghanistan in adopting world decisions of this institution especially in regard with developing nations.
It is mentionable that the world union for vaccination and immunity had begun its activities as of year 2000 and its activities are continuing in Afghanistan from 2001 till now as well.

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