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USAID refutes SIGAR’s allegations of corruption against Afghan Ministry of Public Health

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) repudiated the charges lodged against the Ministry of Public Health in a recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Mission Director to USAID, William Hammink, said there was

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World Bank grants USD 100mn to finance Afghanistan’s health program

A US$100 million Grant, to finance the Afghanistan System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program, was signed today between the Ministry of Finance and the World Bank. The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) Grant aims to help

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300-Bed hospital opened for drug addicts in Kabul

A newly built 300-bed hospital to treat drug addicts was inaugurated in south Kabul’s Jangalak area by the Second Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili on Tuesday. Mr. Khalili called on the judicial branch to prosecute drug smugglers in order for

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Japan’s USD 13.5mn aid to Afghanistan for polio eradication

The Japanese government has pledged USD 13.5mn in aid to the Afghan Ministry of Public Health to eradicate polio and prevent other epidemic diseases. Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil signed the grant agreement with Japan’s Ambassador Hiroshi Takahashi and

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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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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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Foundation stone-laying ceremony of a blood bank clinic in Western Afghanistan

 A blood bank is soon going to be established in the western Herat province of Afghanistan, reported officials from the Ministry of Public Health. Deputy Public Health Minister Najia Tariq, speaking at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the clinic, said

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