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).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 19, 2022 Afghan officials have launched a nationwide campaign to vaccinate millions of children against polio, an effort that in the past has faced resistance and even violence. The campaign is the first since the Taliban seized power last year. Previously, the Taliban had banned door-to-door vaccinations in areas they controlled.
Ariana: Health officials in Herat province say a three-story Hematology Hospital will be built in the province to treat patients with blood disorders including leukemia. According to the officials, the construction of this project has been made possible by donors including a charity organization, businessmen and investors. Click here to read more (external link). More
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
Reuters: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Sunday that it will commit $1.2 billion to support efforts to end all forms of polio globally. Governments and foundations aim to end polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last two countries where the virus continues to circulate. Click here to read more (external link). Related Sub-National
Ariana: The World Health Organization (WHO), says that since August 2021, more than 86.7 million doses of polio vaccine have been administered to Afghan children. The organization said on Wednesday that more than nine million children received this number of vaccines during eight vaccination campaigns across Afghanistan. “Ending polio in Afghanistan brings us closer 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
Ariana: The [Taliban] Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan says that in cooperation with relevant international institutions, the ministry has launched a polio vaccination campaign in 28 provinces of Afghanistan which will run over three days. The ministry said on Monday, July 25 that 6.7 million children under the age of five will receive this
Ariana: The European Union announced this week that it will provide an additional $26 million for polio vaccines and another $15.6 million for child protection in Afghanistan. According to a statement issued by the EU, the funding for child protection will specifically be aimed at caring for migrant children at risk of violence, exploitation and