Afghanistan


First-ever gender-based violence treatment protocol for the health sector launched in Afghanistan

WHO_Country_Representative_Dr_Rik_Peeperkorn_emphasized_that_GBV_is_a_serious_public_health_problem_in_AfghanistanWHO Country Representative Dr Rik Peeperkorn said that gender-based violence had profound implications for health but was often ignoredKabul, 16 November 2014 – Today the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan and the World Health Organization, with the support of UN Women, launched Afghanistan’s first-ever gender-based violence (GBV) treatment protocol for health care providers at an event held in Kabul.

“This protocol is a much-needed intervention for strengthening health care response to gender-based violence in our country and ensuring that GBV survivors receive the kind of care and treatment they need,” said Deputy Minister of Public Health Dr Najia Tariq.

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28 newly-qualified female vaccinators to deliver health services to women and children in their districts

28 women from six provinces from Afghanistan's central region took part in the training28 women from six provinces from Afghanistan's central region took part in the trainingKabul 13 November 2014 – This week 28 women graduated from a vaccination training programme organized by the Medical Management and Research Courses Afghanistan (MMRC-A) nongovernmental organization with the technical and financial support of WHO. The 3-month training brought together young women from Afghanistan’s central region to learn about the theory and practice of routine immunization.

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    First-ever gender-based violence treatment protocol for the health sector launched in Afghanistan
  • 28 newly-qualified female vaccinators to deliver health services to women and children in their districts
    28 newly-qualified female vaccinators to deliver health services to women and children in their districts

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