Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Public Health
Public Relations Directorate
Kabul, 16 April 2017 - The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan, together with WHO and UNICEF, will tomorrow launch a Sub-National Immunization Days (SNID) campaign to vaccinate over 6.8 million children under the age of 5 against polio in high-risk districts in 27 provinces around Afghanistan.
Kabul, Monday, 3 April 2017: Chief Executive Officer of the National Unity Government of Afghanistan inaugurated the Center for the National Polio Emergency Eradication Operations. At the opening ceremony the Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan, representatives of Bill Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the head of the United Nations Office for Project Services also attended.
Kabul, 26 March, 2017- The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan today launched the first spring round of National Immunization Days (NIDs) for polio eradication in 2017. The campaign which will take place from 27-31 March is the first national campaign in 2017. More than 8.8 million children under the age of five will be vaccinated against polio and more than 7.9 million aged 6 months to 5 years will be given vitamin A tablets. The campaign will cover all provinces, except Bamyam, Daikonda and Ghor provinces due to cold weather.
Joint Press Release: The European Union and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan sign Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development.
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice–President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and the Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Eklil Hakimi, today signed a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD), in the presence of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani.
Assessment Location: Samangan province, Aybak city
Type of crises: Conflict
Crisis Location: Dar-e-Suf Payeen district of Samangan province and Kunduz
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