8am: According to the Directorate of Public Health of Taliban in Zabul province, an outbreak of measles in this province has resulted in the death of two children and the infection of 17 others. It is worth noting that several days ago, another 10 children in Zabul died due to the measles disease. This comes
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday said that at least 75,000 cases of measles have been recorded in the country in 2022. The ministry said that more than 300 children have died from the disease illness over the past year. Doctors said that lack of vaccination among children is one of the
Ariana: Millions of Afghan children have been vaccinated during the first nationwide integrated measles and polio campaign in Afghanistan since the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) came to power in August 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: As many as 875,000 children in Afghanistan are at risk of severe wasting, the United Nations agency for children said on Tuesday. Sam Mort, chief of communication of UNICEF in Afghanistan, said on Twitter that the organization needs urgent support to prevent and treat malnourished boys and girls. Click here to read more (external
Ariana: Public Health Ministry officials said the campaign will run for 10 days and that vaccination teams have been set up at mosques, schools and health centers. “Mobile measles vaccination teams have come to mosques, schools and health centers. Please vaccinate your children between the ages of nine months and five years for free,” said
Tolo News: Doctors at the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital said that the number of children who are measles-positive has increased nationwide. According to the World Health Organization, more than 3,000 people in Afghanistan had positive test results during January and August of this year. Doctors said the body’s weak immune system, lack of access to
8am: Officials of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Zabul province report that they have kicked off the vaccination campaign and will cover 13,000 children with measles vaccination. One of the local officials of UNICEF in Zabul province said on Sunday that the measles vaccination campaign will be implemented in Mizani and Khak-e Afghan
The New Humanitarian: Poor vaccine coverage coupled with widespread economic hardship in the wake of the Taliban takeover have created the perfect conditions for the virus to thrive. “The poor economical situation, the drought, the [lower] income of families faced with hunger, and fund cutting, job loss… all this is deteriorating the situation,” Hemat said.
Tolo News: Health officials in Badakhshan province say that due to the outbreak of measles 113 children have become “casualties” of measles in the past three months in the province. According to health officials, during this period more than 3,400 people in the provincial center and districts have been infected with the disease. Click here
Tolo News: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in their latest report said that Afghanistan is the third highest country in measles cases, after Somalia and Yemen. Doctors at the Indira Gandhi Children Hospital say that in April alone, 600 measles cases have been registered at the hospital. Click