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
Tolo News: Kandahar officials have raised concern over the increasing number of female drug addicts in the province. According to local officials, there are currently nine women being treated for drug addiction at a rehabilitation center in the Kandahar. The women said that poverty and insecurity have driven them to using drugs. In March, public health
The New York Times: Polio was eradicated before 2000 in Western countries, but it is still a critical issue for Afghanistan, said Destagir Nazari, of the Ministry of Health. “The world is trying to eradicate the virus completely,” he said. “It is an international responsibility for Afghanistan to eradicate it, and we try our best to
1TV: Twelve infants have died in a hospital in Afghanistan’s north-eastern Panjshir province due to lack of oxygen, police said Monday. Mohammad Ishaq Tamkin, the provincial police chief, told 1TV that that the incident happened in Anaba district. Click here to read more (external link). Related and other Health News Mysterious Outbreak Kills 12 Newborns In
Afghanistan Times: Parwan provincial health director Dr. Khalil Musadiq said that this center was established to avoid spreading of HIV and hepatitis to addicted people and reduce mortality among drug user in the province. Click here to read more (external link).