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Japan commits $15.6m to preventing spread of preventable diseases in Afghanistan

The Government of Japan signed an agreement on Tuesday to donate USD 15.6 million with the aim to help eradicate polio and prevent the spread of other vaccine-preventable diseases in Afghanistan. The funds will support efforts by the UN children’s

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133 Children Die a Day in Afghanistan

By Ahmad Masoud According to available figures, about 73 percent of people in Afghanistan lack access to clean drinking water and 95 percent do not have access to sufficient sanitation. As a result, diarrhoeal diseases are responsible for the death of

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10,500 people die from tuberculosis every year in Afghanistan

By Ahmad Masoud According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 53,000 people contract tuberculosis (TB) every year in Afghanistan. The available figures indicate that 66 percent of new cases are women and 10 percent are children. WHO has said

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Daikundi’s market road to be concreted soon

The 451m road inside the market of Daikundi will be concreted within 3 weeks, local officials reported. “The project costs 1 million and 900 thousand AFN, funded by the municipality of Daikundi,” said Qurban Ali Uruzgani, governor of Daikundi. Receiving

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