The mother-child mortality rate has been decreased following surge in the number of female health workers in eastern Nangarhar, director health said on Saturday.
Afghan doctors at Sardar Mohammad Dawoud Khan Hospital in Kabul have conducted a series of successful operations on a congenitally disabled boy that have made it possible for him to walk, eat and play - things he was previously unable to do.
Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) officials on Saturday launched a nation-wide measles vaccination campaign that will see at least 5.5 million children being immunized against the virus.
Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Saturday amended the national health law in order to standardize medical treatment in Afghanistan.
Cholera, a water-borne disease, can lead to severe dehydration and swift death if not treated promptly. It is especially dangerous for children, sick and elderly people.
A polio immunization campaign, supported by the United Nations, is now underway to immunize nearly one million children against the crippling disease in the southeastern region of Afghanistan.