WHO to increase assistances to Afghanistan

KABUL: During an extra-ordinary meeting held on Sunday and attended by World Health Organization (WHO) high ranking delegation and a number of the relevant ministries, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah stressed on implementation of polio vaccination drive in turbulent areas, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
Appreciating WHO humanitarian assistances, CE Abdullah asked for further cooperation in this respect.
He added non-contagious diseases are being increased and a solution should be sought for that.
Minister of public health Feruzuddin Feruz reported that uprooting polio is our priority, adding polio results have been in contrary with our expectation and it shows increase in compare with last year, the agency added.
He also reported that his ministry has signed a health package with WHO and they need financial support to execute that.
WHO chairman vowed to cooperate with Afghanistan in implementation of the health package and would continue its financial assistances.
CE Abdullah also instructed the ministries of rural rehabilitation and agriculture to include polio vaccination campaign within their national programs. The Kabul Times

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