Minister of Public Health Dr Feroz delivered a speech at the World Breastfeeding Week event held in Kabul. Photo: Ministry of Public HealthKABUL 4 August 2015 - The Ministry of Public Health, WHO, UNICEF and partners celebrated World Breastfeeding Week at an event held in Kabul today to raise public awareness on the importance of breastfeeding for the health of children and mothers. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year during the first week of August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies and mothers around the world.
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WHO's Health Cluster Coordinator Dr Abou Zeid donating blood at the World Blood Donor Day event in KabulKabul 14 June 2015 – Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health and WHO marked World Blood Donor Day today to raise awareness about the need for availability and appropriate use of safe blood. To meet the growing needs for blood and blood products, more people must come forward to donate blood voluntarily and regularly. People most in need of blood transfusions include children under five years of age, women suffering from severe bleeding during delivery or after childbirth and people who have suffered injuries as a result of conflict and road accidents.
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