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
AFP: Two-year-old Farid should have been vaccinated against polio, but his family — like many in rural Afghanistan — believed the conspiracy theories and refused to have him inoculated. Militants and religious leaders tell the community that vaccines are a Western conspiracy aiming to sterilise Muslim children, or that such programmes are an elaborate cover for
Ariana: Based on statistics, half of Afghanistan’s population are below the poverty line. “Two million children are affected by the severe malnutrition in Afghanistan,” said Wahidullah Mayar, the Spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). Click here to read more (external link).
FC: According to Afghanistan’s Health Ministry, one in two Afghans experiences stress due to the war in their country, while thousands suffer from diagnosable illness including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, schizophrenia, extreme anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Although some of these conditions can be inherited, beleaguered doctors have little doubt that four decades of armed clashes, suicide bombings, and
May 28, 2019: Years of war and poverty have had a devastating effect on Afghanistan’s healthcare system. The country’s largest children’s hospital treats up to 1,200 patients every day. But children need to share beds and a lot of the equipment doesn’t work. Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports.
Al Jazeera: Afghan health workers say an overall structural change is needed in the sector. The doctors say they are often forced to use sub-standard equipment and even medicines for treatment. Click here to read more (external link).
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News | April 18, 2019 Some information in this report came from Reuters. More than 1 million Afghan children, particularly in conflict-stricken regions of the country, were deprived of polio vaccinations in 2018 because of actions taken by Taliban and Islamic State militants, Afghanistan health officials tell VOA. “Overall, 1.2 million children
Ariana: Zabihullah Mujahid the Taliban spokesman said in a statement on Thursday that the group can’t guarantee the safety of these organizations across the country. The group further accuses both organizations for violation of the agreement and “suspicious movements during vaccination campaign”. Click here to read more (external link).