Afghanistan


Mass casualty management training held in Kabul – Wardak and Nangarhar provinces to put newly-developed 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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More effective strategies needed for cancer control: prevention and early detection are key

Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani delivered a speech during the World Cancer Day event held in KabulAfghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani delivered a speech during the World Cancer Day event held in KabulKabul 4 February 2015 - World Cancer Day was observed today in Afghanistan at an event which brought together key health sector stakeholders and senior government officials to highlight the need for stronger measures in the fight against cancer. Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012.

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah pledged the government’s support to the battle against cancer in his message to the audience, noting that the global cancer burden is constantly growing. Minister of Public Health Dr Firozuddin Feroz emphasized that many cancer deaths could be prevented by modifying or avoiding key risk factors, including tobacco use, obesity, unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity.

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  • Mass casualty management training held in Kabul – Wardak and Nangarhar provinces to put newly-developed mass casualty management plans into practice
    Mass casualty management training held in Kabul – Wardak and Nangarhar provinces to put newly-developed mass casualty management plans into practice
  • More effective strategies needed for cancer control: prevention and early detection are key
    More effective strategies needed for cancer control: prevention and early detection are key

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

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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Emergency and humanitarian action update

The emergency and humanitarian action programme, together with WHO’s communicable disease surveillance and response programme is establishing an Ebola isolation ward in Kabul as a preparedness plan—there are currently no...

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