WHO support programs resume in Afghanistan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said it has resumed its first capacity-building training program since the fall of the previous government to support and improve the provision of health services and support to 2,000 health centers in Afghanistan.

Officials of WHO said they have new plans in hand to improve the quality of health services in the country.

“We are trying to continue the services that already existed, and secondly to improve the quality of those programs…we are currently in an emergency situation, because in an emergency we can continue the minimum services,” said Ahmad Wali Rasekh, in charge of the health project.

According to WHO, the program will continue for three days to create good governance, greater transparency and coordination between the various health institutions with the participation of health officials from 34 provinces.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health ensured that corruption and transparency in the process of providing the country’s health services will be prevented.

“In total, they have four or five general goals. They are part of good governance programs– so we can provide more and better services to our compatriots,” said Javid Hajir, spokesman of the Ministry of Public Health.

“We should not give someone an opportunity for corruption, and we urge all our provincial officials and employees to be committed to values,” said Najibullah Akhandzadeh, deputy director of health services.

In the meantime, officials of the health institutions in the provinces are concerned about the challenges they face.

“We have so many physical and mental patients that need attention and treatment, and that is a problem,” said Mohammad Zarak Zirak, director of Wardak Square Health.

“In those hospitals which do not have donors we have problems,” said Amir Mohammad Aftab Jabarkhail.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that since the start of its health activities in Afghanistan, most of the centers were closed due to financial challenges and the health officials were forced to resign.—Tolo News

 

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