IRIN: This week, Afghan authorities launched a new round of polio immunisations – the second nationwide campaign this year. They hope to reach more than 9.9 million children across the country with oral vaccines before the start of the polio “high season” in the warmer summer months, when the virus is most infectious. The front line of the
Xinhua: Rita Hamidi, a newly graduated midwife, urged the Afghan government to provide female medical staff with proper jobs and security as they struggle to save lives in the war-torn country. “Over the past decades, the scarcity of professional midwives has been the main reason behind the high rate of maternal mortalities, particularly in the countryside.
Tolo News: An estimated 160,000 to 200,000 children under one year of age in Afghanistan − one in three – received zero vaccinations last year. These gaps in routine immunization coverage not only put the lives of under-vaccinated children at risk but also everyone around them. Click here to read more (external link).
KABUL, April 24 (Xinhua) — Water scarcity emanated from lack of precipitation in late 2017 and early this year has affected the live of 500,000 children in Afghanistan, the UNICEF warned Tuesday. The impact on the children could be devastating in 22 of the country’s 34 provinces, with 10 worst provinces across Afghanistan, where 20
WHO: The Ministry of Health, with support from the Health Cluster, led by WHO, is struggling to rebuild a health system badly frayed after years of conflict. The challenges are many: damaged infrastructure, a lack of trained healthcare providers, and under-resourced healthcare facilities. The situation is further complicated by a lack of security and pervasive poverty.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 10, 2018 Pakistan has launched a nationwide polio-vaccination drive to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries on Earth where it is found. Nearly 260,000 volunteers and workers fanned out across Pakistan in an effort to vaccinate
Tolo News: The ministry said that access to health care has improved and that once health care centers have been built in remote areas, at least 90 percent of the people will have easy access to medical facilities. Afghan health officials said more attention has been paid to the issue since last year and that work
1TV: 40 percent of Afghan women are suffering from anemia while 97 percent lack Vitamin D, according to findings of a new survey released Saturday. Muscle pain, stress, hairfall, bone and back pain are among signs of lack of Vitamin D. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: A total of 2,549 cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been reported in Afghanistan over the last 28 years, the country’s health ministry said Wednesday. However, according to estimates by UNAID and WHO, the number of Afghans suffering from AIDS is 7,500. Click here to read more (external link).
The World Bank: A health center in Kandahar Province is seeing more female patients and healthy deliveries as a result of community campaigns to raise public awareness and increase trust in health care services. The campaigns are part of the efforts of the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) program to expand the scope,