Hundreds of girls participated in entry tests for midwifery and nursing courses in the eastern province of Kunar, authorities said on Monday.
It is time of the year when Muslims around the world fast. Afghans passionately observe Ramadan. However, for many it may be more testing because, for the last few years, due to the lunar cycle, Ramadan falls during summer – long and hot days.
Recently, 35 females in Khost completed a two year nursing course. These graduates will provide emergency and preventive care to women and children in remote areas of the province. Zainab Afghan, a recent graduate, said, “As an Afghan, I will now be able to serve the women of Khost province. I hope other girls also will choose this profession to serve our mothers and sisters.”
Malaria has completely been eliminated in northern Kunduz province, where no positive case has surfaced over the past six months, residents and officials said on Tuesday.
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.