8am: The Taliban government has recently dismissed all public health directors in 34 provinces. The Ministry of Public Health has also nominated new directors affiliated with the Taliban to replace public health directors in the provinces. Meanwhile, some former public health managers told Hasht-e Subh that most of the public health chiefs appointed by the
Ariana: Jawid Hazhir, a spokesman for the MoPH, stated: “Four positive cases [of poliovirus] were recorded of which three cases were registered in Kunduz province and another positive case was reported in Ghazni province.” A number of Afghan doctors stated that the Kunduz outbreak was due to insecurity and lack of health care services which
Ariana: Two million doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the US, Austria, and Italy arrived in Afghanistan this week, the UNICEF said in a tweet. “We thank our donors for helping us keep health workers, teachers, and vulnerable groups safe,” UNICEF tweeted. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: The health official claims that the implementation of the corona vaccine in Parwan province with the exception of Kabul has been higher than in other provinces, saying that about 15 percent of people over the age of 18 had been vaccinated in different parts of the province. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: A three-day polio vaccine campaign has been launched in Nimruz province, local sources say. “The implementation of the polio vaccine has been very effective in preventing the spread of polio,” said Mullah Abdul Rahman Abdullah, head of the Nimruz Public Health Department to Hasht-e Subh. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the fourth national polio immunization campaign in Afghanistan on Monday which will be synchronized with Pakistan to improve cross-border polio eradication efforts, UNICEF said in a statement. According to UNICEF, the campaign will continue from December 13 to 16. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: China pledged to provide three million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Afghanistan as part of the humanitarian support for the country. Around 800,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in Kabul on Wednesday. While handing over the vaccine to the Afghan health officials in a ceremony, the Chinese Wang Yu said that around 200,000
Ayaz Gul VOA News October 24, 2021 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and Afghanistan, the only two countries where polio still paralyzes children, marked World Polio Day (October 24) Sunday amid excitement and hopes that global eradication of the crippling disease is within reach. The neighboring countries constitute a bloc where the disease has been endemic; but each
VOA News October 23, 2021 U.N. agencies are preparing to launch a polio vaccination campaign for all children under 5 in Afghanistan, a country where the potentially crippling disease persists despite a more than three-decade-long campaign that has nearly eradicated it worldwide. Vaccine doses will begin to be administered in Afghanistan on November 8 for
The Indian Express: The campaign due to start on Nov. 8 will be the first in more than three years aimed at all children in Afghanistan, including more than 3 million in remote and previously inaccessible areas. Click here to read more (external link).