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Headlines (last 30 days)
- Save the Children: At least 25 children hospitalised after Ghazni car bomb attack in Afghanistan. 10 Jul 2019
- UNICEF: Two million Afghan children cannot reach their full potential due to undernutrition. 2 Jul 2019
- UNICEF: Scores of children among casualties in Kabul attack - UNICEF. 1 Jul 2019
Most read reports
- Save the Children: At least 25 children hospitalised after Ghazni car bomb attack. 10 Jul 2019
- USAID: USAID Launches National Agricultural Education Conference [EN/Dari]. 17 Jul 2019
- USAID: Health Sector Resiliency (HSR) (Sep 2015 – Sep 2020). 19 Jul 2019
- USAID: Disease Surveillance and Prevention (DEWS) (July 2014 – June 2022). 19 Jul 2019
- WHO: WHO Afghanistan Situation Report - June 2019. 18 Jul 2019
WHO; Rotary International; UNICEF; CDC
As of 9 August 2003, WHO reported 50 cases, including 3 deaths (case fatality rate, 6%) during 12 June and 2 August 2003 in a resettlement camp for internally displaced persons in Kandahar. Preliminary epidemiological data indicate that 74% of the cases were aged 5 to 14. Samples received by the Central Laboratory in Kabul confirm C.diptheriae. Further laboratory investigations are ongoing in Islamabad, Pakistan.
KABUL - A World Health Organization-led team of Afghan Ministry of Health, UN and NGO health experts has successfully completed a mission to northeastern Afghanistan to prevent the spread of a deadly pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak.
Following the previous report of an outbreak of pertussis in Afghanistan, an emergency team of health officials from the United Nations, WHO and the Afghan Ministry of Health have been working in the Khwahan and Darwaz districts giving the antibiotic, erythromycin, to those people who are not immunized against pertussis. The team is implementing a 10 day treatment regimen of erythromycin to all children under 15 years of age in 5 affected subdistricts.
WHO has reported 115 cases and 17 deaths from pertussis in Khwahan district, the provincial capital of Badakhshan, north-eastern Afghanistan. A team consisting of health workers from the Afghan Ministry of Health, WHO and the Aga Khan Development Network have been flown to the field on an Afghan Ministry of Defence helicopter. A United Nations helicopter will follow later with extra supplies of erythromycin, vaccines, and vaccination equipment provided by UNICEF.
KABUL - On 2 January 2003, an emergency team travelled with an Afghan Ministry of Defence helicopter from Faizabad, the provincial capital of Badakhshan, to Darwaz district, to stop here an outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) threatening the lives of an estimated 40,000 infants and young children. Badakhshan province is a mountainous area, where many of its villages can only be reached from Tajikistan.