1TV: More than 300 people have been affected by Congo virus in Afghanistan since the start of 2019, officials said Wednesday. Shahwali Marufi, an official at the Public Health Ministry, said that 32 people have died due to the disease [Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever – CCHF]. According to the official, 22 cases of Congo virus were
Doctors Without Borders: Spiking summer temperatures in Afghanistan are threatening some 100,000 displaced people sheltering on the outskirts of the city of Herat. At the same time, humanitarian assistance is being reduced and stores of water are running out. People fled their villages in the provinces of Herat, Faryab, Badghis, and Ghor in northwestern Afghanistan last year during
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: A children’s hospital in Kabul is reporting a large increase in patients experiencing respiratory problems as smog and pollution continue to blight the Afghan capital. Kabul, which has seen its population rise rapidly in recent years, currently ranks fourth in a global pollution index.
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 19, 2019 Afghanistan’s Health Ministry says a Swedish aid group has reopened dozens of health centers it operates in the country. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), which has been operating in the country for decades, said on July 17 that it had closed 42 health centers in the
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 17, 2019 ISLAMABAD – An International relief agency says the Taliban has forced them to close dozens of clinics in an embattled central – eastern region of Afghanistan, depriving hundreds of thousands of people, particularly women and children, of receiving medical treatment and health services. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan
1TV: Women are more vulnerable to the illness as the number of women who suffer from mental illness is double than that of men, said Wahidillah Mayar, a spokesman for health ministry. According to psychologists, there are 120 types of mental disorders, but Afghans suffer mostly from anxiety and stress. Click here to read more (external
The National (UAE): According to the International Psychological Organisation, 70 per cent of the country’s 37 million population is in need of mental health support… of the estimated 3,000 Afghan suicides every year, 80 per cent are women. Many Afghan girls are forced to marry young. From childhood, far too many face violence – or the threat
Tolo News: Figures by the Ministry of Public Health show that 20,000 people are suffering from cancer diseases every year, of which 15,000 lose their lives. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among Afghans, the statistics show. Click here to read more (external link).
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 19 (Xinhua) — The number of polio cases in Afghanistan has reached nine as a new case has been detected in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province, the country’s Ministry of Public Health said in a statement released here Wednesday. “Unfortunately another polio case detected in Trinkot, capital city of Uruzgan province as a two
Tolo News: Figures by the Ministry of Public Health show that almost 40,000 people have been diagnosed with different types of cancer diseases, citing lack of awareness for an increase in the number of patients countrywide. The figures show that more than 3,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, of which, 1,700 patients have died due