Afghanistan


Millions of Afghan children reached in national polio immunization drive

A baby received two drops of the oral polio vaccine in Balkh provinceA baby received two drops of the oral polio vaccine in Balkh provinceKabul 18 March 2015 - The first round of national immunization days (NIDs) in Afghanistan in 2015 was launched on 15 March by H. E. Dr Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan. The three-day NIDs campaign targeted over nine million children under five years of age in all of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. Over 60 000 district coordinators, cluster supervisors, campaign monitors and volunteers were involved in administering polio vaccines and vitamin A capsules to children.

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Mass casualty management training in Kabul – Wardak and Nangarhar provinces to put mass casualty management plans into practice

The mass casualty management training and simulation exercise was carried out by Emergency NGOEmergency NGO carried out the mass casualty management training exercise in KabulKabul 10 February 2015 – This week 25 provincial health directors and staff from NGOs implementing the basic package of health services (BPHS) and essential package of hospital services (EPHS) in Nangarhar and and Wardak provinces took part in a simulation exercise on mass casualty management in Kabul with the support of Emergency INGO. Under an ECHO-funded project, WHO supports the development of mass casualty plans and the training of health managers and healthcare providers on mass casualty management.

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  • Millions of Afghan children reached in national polio immunization drive
    Millions of Afghan children reached in national polio immunization drive
  • Mass casualty management training in Kabul – Wardak and Nangarhar provinces to put mass casualty management plans into practice
    Mass casualty management training in Kabul – Wardak and Nangarhar provinces to put mass casualty management plans into practice

Events

World AIDS Day 2014: Treat for Life. Prevent for Life.

The Ministry of Public Health’s national AIDS control programme and United Nations (UN) agencies represented by WHO, together with civil society partners and people living with HIV/AIDS, marked World AIDS...

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“A winning goal for life”: World Breastfeeding Week celebrated in Afghanistan

Kabul 5 August 2014 – Today the Ministry of Public Health, WHO and UNICEF celebrated World Breastfeeding Week in Kabul with the theme “Breastfeeding: A winning goal for life,” highlighting...

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In focus

Emergency and humanitarian update, February 2015

Since 1 February 2015, an estimated 6181 families in Afghanistan have been affected by floods, heavy rain, snow and avalanches in 120 districts in 22 provinces: 224 people have died...

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5 February 2015 – The influx of refugees from Pakistan’s north Waziristan Agency into Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces continues due to active military operations – 38 424 families and 280 178...

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