Afghanistan

Aryana Saeed, famous Afghan pop singer nominated as Cancer Goodwill Ambassador for Afghanistan

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On the World Cancer Day Commemoration, Aryana Saeed, the famous Afghan pop singer and women’s rights activist was nominated as the cancer goodwill ambassador for Afghanistan by the Afghan Ministry of Public Health. 

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WHO Director-General visits Afghanistan, meets the Minister of Public Health and calls for continued efforts on polio eradication and health financing

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5 January 2019, Kabul – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus met with His Excellency Dr Ferozuddin Feroz at the Ministry of Public Health on the first day of his two-day visit to Afghanistan and commended the progress made in public health services in a challenging context.

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    Aryana Saeed, famous Afghan pop singer nominated as Cancer Goodwill Ambassador for Afghanistan
  • WHO Director-General visits Afghanistan, meets the Minister of Public Health and calls for continued efforts on polio eradication and health financing
    WHO Director-General visits Afghanistan, meets the Minister of Public Health and calls for continued efforts on polio eradication and health financing

Events

World Health Day 2018: 12-year-old Afghan girl wins WHO art competition

Kabul, 7 April 2018 A 12-year-old Afghan school girl Lima, from Kabul’s Ashiana high school, has been selected among the winners of an international art competition organized by WHO to celebrate...

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World Health Day celebrated in Afghanistan

Kabul, 7 April 2018 World Health Day, celebrated annually on the 7th April, was commemorated in an event organized at the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul, Afghanistan today. The theme of...

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In focus

Updates, September 2018 During the first half of September 2018, around 120 000 people were newly displaced from rural areas of Badghis to Qala-e-Naw due to ongoing drought. The number of...

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Situation report, August 2018

August updates Volatile security circumstances and active fighting in districts of Nangarhar has continued to threaten the safety of health facility staff and has led to an increase in displaced populations...

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Key health-related statistics

Population (m) 29.7
Health expenditure (% of GDP) 9.5
Adult (15+) literacy rate (%) 34.8
Life expectancy at birth F/M (2010) 63.2-63.6

Sources: Central Statistics office, Afghanistan National health Accounts, Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey, Afghanistan mortality survey. 

Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

Afghanistan country health profile

Regional Health Observatory

WHO Afghanistan Programme Overview 

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