26 July 2017

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) signed 19 healthcare projects with different domestic and foreign implementing institutions in 18 provinces of the country, a statement from the ministry said yesterday. The project worth 6 billion Afghanis which include the third phase of the (SEHAT) project.
Pointing to access of people to healthcare facilities and increasing number of healthcare centers in the remote areas of the country, Minister of Public Health Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz said beside focusing on basic healthcare services and hospitals, his ministry wanted to increase access to healthcare systems from 60 percent to 80 percent through implementation of the said 19 projects in the country. He also said around 200 healthcare centers to be established in remote areas of the country and 170 other healthcare centers to be upgraded.
“Ministry of Public Health is committed to increase the salary of those staffs in remote areas by 40 percent. Two percent of the budget would be allocated for the provinces of Nangarhar and Nimroz as well as one percent of the budget would be allocated to other provinces of the country from the total amount of each contracts to address health related problems of the Afghan returnees,” Dr. Feroz added as quoted in the statement.
The signed contracts included improving the nutritional status of children and mothers, recruitment of one female advisor on nutrition in each healthcare centers, establishment of durable vaccine centers in clinics, establishing of an environment where people could engage in health related debate, decision makings and monitoring of the healthcare services, installation of information boards in healthcare centers and awareness of people on prevention of diseases.

Sunday June 25, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Six tons expired and low quality foodstuffs have been torched by health officials in southern Zabul province.
In-charge of public health department in Zabul told BNA reporter, the foodstuffs collected by health officials in different parts of Zabul province and set on fire.
Meanwhile, officials of public health department warned to sellers that collected expired and low quality’ foodstuffs from their stores, otherwise they will be punished.

Saturday June 24, 2017

Charikar City (BNA) Mohammad Asim Asim governor of central Parwan province inaugurated two health centers in the mentioned province, BNA reported.
Dr. Khalil Musdeq acting head of public health department in Parwan told, the two health centers had been built at the cost of over AFG 13,000,000 funded by ministry of public health.
With inauguration of infant care unit in compound of Parwan civil hospital, problems of new born children from Parwan, Kapisa and Panjshir provinces will be settled and the unit has capacity of 30 new born infant within 24 hours.
Also with inauguration of a public health clinic in Sayadan region of the province, health services has been provided for thousands residents in the area.
Efforts ongoing for standardizing health services by government in the province and health services and medicines are free in the mentioned health centers, Asim added.

Saturday June 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) June 14, coincides with World Blood Donor Day—a day that appreciates those who donate their bloods to rescue the people lives. This day is also coincided with Prof. Karl Landsteiner birthday anniversary, a person that had invented blood groups and won the Nobel Prize. Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. Access to safe and sufficient blood and blood products can help reduce rates of death and disability due to severe bleeding during delivery and after childbirth.
Each day, people, particularly those injure in traffic incidents, people under operations, pregnant women during labor, infants, those injure in terrorist incidents and in battlefields will need blood, as one out of three needs to be injected with blood during his/her life. Currently, despites considerable improvements in medical science, still nothing can replace blood in body of a person. Lack of good alternative with blood and limited duration of storing blood are the issues have caused blood donation to enjoy significant position. Findings suggest that consecutive donation of blood can prevent the donator from heart and different types of other diseases. Blood donation can caused oxygen to be supplied properly, as well as it causes the blood making system to be further operational.
Our war-hit country, Afghanistan needs more volunteer blood donators.
Because, each day, many civilians and soldiers will lose their lives or injure during horrific incidents and in battlefields throughout the country.
In fact, men can donate blood four times and the women three times each year. Today, in 62 countries of the world, blood is voluntarily collected, as the World Health Organization aims to ensure the blood of needy countries until 2020 through this.   Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns market by the WHO, along with World Health Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day.
Lailuma Noori

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