Reuters: Local Afghan Taliban leaders are hindering global efforts to end polio, but Afghanistan and Pakistan must continue their fight to “get to zero” cases, the philanthropist Bill Gates said on Monday. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Officials from the Ministry of Public Health on Saturday said their statistics show that 5,900 people have been diagnosed positive with HIV/AIDS virus around the country. Mamozai Zewar, the Deputy Minister of Public Health, said that 28 people lost their lives due to HIV/AIDS infection. Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Balkh and Kunduz provinces have the highest
Al Jazeera: Fakhria Momtaz, who set up a yoga hub in 2016, explains why women’s wellbeing is important in a war-torn nation. At the Momtaz Yoga Center, Afghanistan’s only yoga studio in Kabul, Fakhria Momtaz gives her daughter advice on how to lead a class. It has served as a hub for female yoga enthusiasts since it
Undark: Saina Hamidi, a psychological counsellor in Kabul, Afghanistan, says she was around nine years old when she first heard mention of women who bleed. Her older sister had come across one of their cousins washing bloodied clothes and told their mother about it. “I overheard my mother reprimand my sister for talking about it
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 15, 2019 The Save the Children International charity says at least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and related effects, with Afghanistan listed as among the 10 worst countries to be a child. “Increasingly, the brunt of armed violence and warfare is being borne by children,” the
UN Children’s Fund: Afghanistan is one of the three polio endemic countries in the world, alongside Pakistan and Nigeria. In 2018, there were 21 wild poliovirus cases in Afghanistan making it the country with the largest number of cases last year, while 12 cases were reported in Pakistan and zero in Nigeria. It is important
1TV: Afghanistan’s public health minister Ferozuddin Feroz has been singled out as the best minister in the world by a high-powered international conference. The World Government Summit is due to present Feroz with the award on the first day of the three-day annual gathering in Dubai, which will kick off on 10th February. Click here to
Tolo News: Counter-narcotics department of Herat province said that more than 60,000 addicts exist in Herat province of which 13 percent are females. The department said that despite the high number of females addicts in the province there are only three treatment centers for them, which have 150 beds available. Click here to read more