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Training and Policy Unite to be established soon

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Thursday, April 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The ministry of Public health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is trying to develop health sector across the country, as recently it stepped up to establish another treatment center within the health sector.
Foundation stone laid down for construction of Training and Policy Unit in Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences (GHIS), the ministry of public health said on Tuesday.
Training and Policy Unit (TPU) is a result of a partnership between GIHS, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Aga Khan University Programs in Afghanistan (in close consultation with AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery), with the financial support of Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), the ministry said in a statement.
Addressing at the ceremony Dr. Suraya Dalil, the Minister of Public Health called the construction of this center as a significant progress towards health quality enhancement, adding this is an important step for development and Strengthening of institute of health sciences in the country.
The minister further said that institute of health sciences which have the main responsibilities in training of nurses, midwives, pharmacists and dentists are working in Kabul, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Farah, Kunduz, Badghis and Helmand provinces of the country.
Meanwhile, Ms. Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan highlighted the long-standing partnership underlining the establishment of the new TPU adding “the partnership between the Ministry of Public health, the Aga Khan University and the Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences of strengthening nursing and midwifery education goes back to 2002.
In Afghanistan at the invitation of the government, AKU is engaged in providing innovation programs for capacity development and technical assistance to aid the development of teachers and healthcare professionals, she added.
In his address, Mr. Bruno Juet, Director of AFD Office to Afghanistan said, AFD is working in Afghanistan since 2004 with a mandate from French Government to focus on Agriculture and health as two core sectors.
In health sector the support includes rehabilitation of national blood transfusion system and national public health laboratory, French Medical Institute for children, in Kabul, strengthening paramedical human resources and World Health Organization program in Afghanistan.

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