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Afghan brothers create mine-hunting drone

Two Afghan brothers, Massoud and Mahmud Hassani, have created a low-cost drone, called the Mine Kafon Drone to detect and destroy mines in Afghanistan. Each year, mines kill thousands of people in Afghanistan. The two brothers are not new to the mine destroying business. Three years ago, they had invented a dandelion puffball called the “Mine […]

July 23, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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US announces $37.9 million to improve Afghanistan’s Health Care

P. Michael McKinley, the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan today announced that the American government via it’s USAID (United States Agency for International Development) program will provide $37.9 million to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health deals with all matters concerning the health of Afghanistan’s population. The money will be […]

January 26, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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Cardiac Surgery Center Opens In Kabul

Tolo News: Minister of Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz on Saturday inaugurated a cardiac surgery center for adults at the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) in Kabul. The minister said the unit is a vital step towards improving the healthcare services in Afghanistan. “We hope that this center will treat the cardiac patients and prevent […]

October 31, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Health News, Reconstruction and Development

May 15, 2015 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

According to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), the European Union (EU) is expected to lift a long-held ban on Afghan aviation services by the end of 2015. Once the ban is lifted, various Afghan airlines will be able to fly to European destinations. – Tolo News A cultural center will be built […]

May 15, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Cultural Heritage, Health News, Human Rights, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

More trees and less plastic bags

Various pollution reduction campaigns and initiatives are currently in process in order to improve the environmental conditions in Afghanistan. For example, a tree plantation drive is currently in process in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul. According to a report yesterday (February 25, 2015) from the Bakhtar News Agency (BNA), a campaign is underway to plant one […]

February 26, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Environmental Issues, Health News

First Soy Milk Factory To Be Built In Afghanistan

The World Food Programme (WFP) reported today that the government of South Korea will contribute $12 million to the organization so that the first soy milk factory can be built in Afghanistan. WFP will work with an organization called Nutrition Education International (NEI), a non-governmental organization (NGO), to build the factory in Afghanistan’s northern province […]

December 11, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Hospitals in Kapisa and a sports center in Kabul inaugurated

Yesterday, Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported that two new 50-bed hospitals were inaugurated in Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Kapisa. The hospitals are both in the provincial capital, Mahmud-i-Raqi. One is a maternity hospital, and the other will serve as a drug rehabilitation facility. Per the PAN report, funding for the projects came from Afghanistan’s Ministry […]

August 15, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Kunduz declared Malaria free; vaccination program underway in Nangarhar

Residents and officials from Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz told the Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) today that Malaria has been completely eliminated in the province. PAN reported that over the past 6 months, no positive cases have surfaced.  Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that is caused by a parasite, and it is a major public […]

June 24, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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MCIT to connect Afghan hospitals for better healthcare delivery

In a major effort to improve health care delivery, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) announced today that a total of 78 hospitals throughout the country will be connected to each other and international hospitals abroad via optical fiber technology. Doctors in Afghanistan will be able to consult with experts in international research […]

August 3, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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July 26, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

Government officials from Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh announced earlier this week that thanks to plans implemented by the government, there has been a 50% decline in the crime. “This year, crimes such as murder, robbery and kidnapping have reduced by over 50 percent. It is a big achievement for the Balkh police department,” said […]

July 26, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Health News, Reconstruction and Development, Security in Afghanistan

Japan donates equipment and money to Afghanistan

Yesterday, the government of Japan donated 8 snow-clearing machines to Afghanistan, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) said. According to a Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) report, the machines are worth $1.6 million. The report added that 6 of the machines will be used to clear the Salang Pass of snow and the rest […]

December 21, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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Development project almost completed in Balkh, and Islamic Center to be built in Kabul

Afghanistan’s Tolo News reported today that an international airport, a railway and a 400-bed hospital will soon be inaugurated in Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh. Balkh’s deputy governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat said that the airport which has been overseen by a Turkish company and is being funded by Germany and the United Arab Emirates is […]

October 28, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Health News, Reconstruction and Development