Tolo News: The Afghan Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday that 197 Afghan students are in China, including some in the city of Wuhan, and they are vulnerable to the new coronavirus that has so far killed at least 56 people, and some are also at risk of running out of food while locked-down. The
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health has taken “monitoring measures” in the country’s airports to prevent the outbreak of a new lethal virus that so far has killed at least 41 people in China. An outbreak of “coronavirus” began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. So far it has infected more than 1,300 globally,
There was a spike in polo cases across Afghanistan and Pakistan last year with dozens of new cases reported in both countries, highlighting an increase in the epidemic compared to 2018. Officials blame parents refusing to have their children vaccinated, misinformation and militant threats as the main reasons for the uptick. VOA’s Niala Mohammad reports.
Tolo News: Over 8,500 people were diagnosed with respiratory conditions over the past one week due to air pollution in Kabul, officials of the Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Saturday as the thick layer of smoke continues to cover the nation’s capital. Kabul is ranked one of the world’s most polluted cities. Click
Tolo News: Herat villagers on Sunday raised concerns over lack of health centers in many districts of the province. Those who brought their patients to the provincial center for treatment say most health centers in remote areas are closed due to lack of doctors and lack of security. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Figures by the Ministry of Public Health reveal that Afghanistan has more than 2.5 million illicit drug users, and at least 500,000 of them are addicts. An official at the ministry said the capacity of rehabilitation centers countrywide has increased to over 40,000 patients, from 2,000 five years ago. The official said that in
Tolo News: Amid air quality reports ranking Kabul as one of the most polluted cities globally, the Ministry of Public Health claimed that at least 17 people have died of respiratory infections and related health conditions over the past week, all due, according to the ministry, to the polluted air in the city. Click here to
Tolo News: Last Thursday President Ghani ordered officials of the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) and the Air Protection Commission to take serious steps to address the air pollution within 10 days. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Presidential Palace, said: “The president gave a 10-day deadline to the commission to make a plan to reduce the
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 4, 2019 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Unknown gunmen have killed a Japanese aid worker and his five colleagues in eastern Afghanistan. Officials said the deadly shooting took place Wednesday morning in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. A provincial government spokesman told VOA that slain Dr. Tetus Nakamura and members of
Tolo News: The Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday said that air pollution-related diseases have increased by 5 percent this year, and it called on relevant organizations to take the necessary measures before pollution impacts more lives. By international standards, air quality in Kabul has recently been rated “hazardous.” Click here to read more (external link).