VOA News | September 23, 2018: A former Afghan refugee turned doctor in the United Kingdom is using technology and the web to save lives in war-torn and low income countries. VOA correspondent Mariama Diallo has more on what the doctor has dubbed “Teleheal,” the charitable organization he recently founded.
AFP: Women often arrive in extremis at the maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of the most active in the world, with more than 60 babies born daily. The Taliban are active in the region and roads are often dangerous after dark, so when 25-year-old Asmad Fahri felt her contractions begin at night she knew she would
Ariana: The increase of low quality medicines in Afghanistan markets are threatening the lives of Afghan citizens. A number of patients say the reason that poor quality medicines are being sold in the markets is the lack of government’s attention and supervisions. “At first, I thought hospitals cannot recognize the diseases and treat them, but now
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday said that at least 34 people across the country have died after being diagnosed with Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) – commonly known as Congo Fever. “Since the start of the month of Hamal (21 March) until today 169 patients (have been treated),” said Assadullah Esmat, chairman of
Tolo News: Afghanistan is expected to launch a nationwide measles vaccination campaign on Saturday, officials from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Thursday. Statistics show that over the past six months, 58 children died of measles across the country while 68 died last year. Click here to read more (external link).
Foreign Policy: In a Kabul clinic, staff struggle to help teenagers drafted by the Taliban. A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in 2016 noted that the Taliban had been training and deploying teenagers for a range of military operations, especially for the placement of IEDs. Emotional manipulation plays an important role in convincing the children to
IANS: During the campaign, which is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), vitamin A capsules will also be given to over 8.9 million children aged between six months and five years, Xinhua news agency reported. The drive was launched after a fresh polio case was detected in Afghanistan in
Tolo News: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Public Health and BRS Ventures, a UAE-based company, has been signed in the presence of President Ashraf Ghani over the semi-privatization of two Kabul hospitals – Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital and Sheikh Zayed Hospital. A number of doctors at Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital were not however
Carol Pearson VOA News July 18, 2018 WASHINGTON — The move to end polio started in 1985 with Rotary International. At that time, polio paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children every year. There is still no cure, but two scientists developed vaccines against the virus in the 1950’s. Dr. Jonas Salk produced one with an inactivated
Pajhwok: Health official in central Uruzgan provinces say Taliban insurgents have banned a polio vaccination campaign and warned the department to avoid administrating the drops to children… Bashir, a resident of Tarinkot City, hoped the Taliban did not create hurdles against health services to public. Click here to read more (external link).