Archive for the ‘Health News’ Category
1TV:Â A 100-bed hospital was inaugurated in Kabul on Saturday for treatment of patients with neurological disease.Â The hospital, said to be biggest of its kind in the capital, is inaugurated as 71,000 cases of neurosurgery are recorded in Afghanistan each year, according to health officials. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV:Â The construction work of 400-bed Hospital in Kabul has been completed, officials said Sunday. The hospital is the main treatment center for wounded Afghan soldiers and its most parts were damaged following a deadly attack on March 8. “We were able to successfully reconstruct the hospital within three weeks through government budget, and now it […]
1TV:Â The Ministry of Public Health has established the first specialized surgical center for pediatric, newborn cardiac deformities at the Indira Gandhi Child Health Hospital in Kabul. The center was established with financial support from Italy, the Health Ministry said in a statement. Click here to read more (external link).
Two Afghan brothers, Massoud and Mahmud Hassani, have created a low-cost drone, called theÂ 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
According to Afghanistanâ€™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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. Â Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that is caused by a parasite, and it is a major public […]
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 […]