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24 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The Public Nutrition Directorate (PND) of The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and their partners have for the last two years (2015 -2017) focused on strengthening the monitoring and reporting of nutrition supply chain activities within the country to ensure efficient and effective management of end-to-end supply chain activities.

29 Nov 2018 description

1. General Overview:

I. The last winter season (2017/2018), was mild as compared to 2017 but with severe cold temperatures. Minus 14 degree was reported in Badakhshan, Bamyan, Daykundi, Paktyia and Ghazni while temperature in Kabul went to minus 8 degree during the winter. There were few incidents of avalanches and limited snow fall.

05 Nov 2017 description

1. General Overview:

  • I. During the last winter season (2016/2017), 33 out of 34 provinces were affected by extreme weather conditions that included heavy snowfall, avalanches and rain related disasters.

  • II. According to OCHA, from January to August 2017, there have been 144 persons killed and 125 injured due to natural disasters, with almost 50,000 persons affected in total, mostly by floods. More than 12,000 were affected by avalanches or heavy snowfall.

04 Apr 2017 description

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.

13 Dec 2016 description

The Government of Japan pledged $12.4 million today to Afghanistan to help eradicate polio and prevent the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases in the country. This is in addition to over $75 million of funding provided since 2010 to support the Polio Eradication Initiative and Expanded Programme on Immunization. His Excellency Mitsuji Suzuka, Ambassador of Japan, and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Afghanistan, Ms. Adele Khodr, signed the 12 month agreement in the presence of His Excellency, Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health.