24 September 2017

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Monday September 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The infectious poliomyelitis disease is yet to be completely uprooted in militancy-hit Afghanistan as the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported one new virus from southern Zabul province on Friday.
The regional reference laboratory released a report on one new wild poliovirus (WPV1) case in August 2017, from Arghandab district of Zabul province that brings the total number of WPV1 cases in 2017 to six across the country, the organization said on its website. Investigations last year had also revealed that what was found in Bermal district of eastern Paktika province was a polio case generally linked to a virus from Southern Waziristan region of neighboring of Pakistan.
Currently only two countries, namely Afghanistan and Pakistan still remain polio endemic since Nigeria was removed from the list of polio endemic countries in 2015.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 Kabul (BNA) Twenty-one Afghan children with congenital heart diseases have been provided free medical treatment in China, a news report says. According to Xinhua, the Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) conducted congenital heart disease screenings in Afghanistan in August. Based on the screening, 21 children were flown to Urumqi, the capital of China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,. For medical treatment. Doctors from hospitals in Shanghai, Beijing and Xinjiang performed surgeries on the children. Seventeen of them have already returned to Afghanistan. CRCF said the remaining four children, having undergone operations, were likely to leave hospital in a week. Under a Belt and Road humanitarian aid plan of the CRCF, more Afghan children would get free treatment in China. PAN

Monday August 28, 2017

Jalalabad City (BNA) With a sum of 85,000,000 Afs several health clinics have equipped with progressive medical apparatus in eastern Nangarhar province.
The advanced medical gadgets distributed by officials of public health department of the province in health clinics located in different parts of Bati Koot, Naziyan, Acheen, Heska Mina, Pacheragam, Khogyani and Shirzad districts of Nangarhar province.
Dr. Mohammad Shoiab Sahak deputy of public health department said BNA correspondent, the progressive medical gadgets will be facilitated regarding diagnosis and treatment of the diseases in remote areas of the province.
Efforts underway to equip other health clinics with advanced medical tools in the province, Sahak added.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with delegation of China’s Red Cross at Sapidar palace.
In the meeting attended also by Chinese ambassador to Kabul, cooperation between Afghanistan Red Crescent Society and China’s Red Cross was discussed.
Delegation of the China’s Red Cross while stressing on expansion of cooperation with Afghanistan Red Crescent Society said that they were ready to take 20 Afghan children with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) to China for treatment.
According to the Chinese delegation, cooperation in connection with treatment of children suffering VSD was part of MoU signed during Afghanistan chief executive’s visit to China.
The Chinese delegation asked chief executive for cooperation in connection with providing passports to the children. In the meeting, the country’s chief executive while praising the Chinese Red Cross Society for its cooperation and assistance to the people of Afghanistan said the government would provide necessary facilities for taking Afghan children to China for treatment.
He ordered that passports should be urgently issued for children suffering VSD.

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