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USAID Empowers Young Female Medical Technicians

Thirteen young women are among the first to graduate from USAID Promote: Women in the Economy’s (WIE) Forward Together Scholarship Doppler Ultrasound course. Held at the Ariana Hospital, the subsidized course gave participants the skills needed to operate an advanced

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Afghanistan imports 98% of its medicines

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran have held for the first time ever a health exhibition. Addressing the exhibition, Executive Chief of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, said Afghanistan imports about 98% of its medical needs. He

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87 Afghan private hospitals banned for violations

The Ministry of Public Health has banned 87 private hospitals across the country for violations of the public health regulations. Public Health Minister Soraya Dalil said the banned hospitals might lose their licenses permanently, if they failed to standardize their

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“For Export to Afghanistan Only”

By Ahmad Masoud-Many Pakistani products marketed in Afghanistan are marked either “For Export to Afghanistan” or “Not for sale in Pakistan. Export to Afghanistan only”. These messages have led many Afghan consumers to question the quality of the products which

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Why pharmaceutical industries in Afghanistan do not flourish?

The Afghan Private Pharmaceutical Industries Union has complained about the lack of support from the government. Currently, there are about 20 pharmaceutical industries in Afghanistan, and most of them are operating in rented houses. The owners of the industries say

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Industrial park to be built for Kabul pharmaceutical factories

Head of Pharmaceutical Affairs at the Ministry of Public Health, Abdulhafiz Quraishi, announced the ministry will build a pharmaceutical industrial park to meet the demands of the pharmaceutical industries. The industry representatives had complained to the government about the lack

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