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New health centers opened in Ghor

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has informed of opening new ten health centers in remote areas of Ghor province to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the province’s remote areas.
According to UNFPA statement, doctors and healthcare workers have been deployed to treat mothers and children in the newly opened health centers in the province.
The UNFPA local project manager by briefing about opening the health center in Ghor said that the project’s goal was to increase women and children’s access to health care.
“The health centers have been opened to provide women and children with access to health care. Besides, safe births are also carried out at these centers,” said Sediqullah Hasanzai, the project manager in Ghor province.
These centers are based in rural areas of the province where residents lack access to healthcare facilities. Previously, fifteen health shelters had been created by the UN Population Fund in nine different districts of Ghor province. Women in western Ghor province have welcomed the establishment of UNFPA-funded health facilities in some remote parts, but they demand well-equipped maternity health clinics be established in all districts of the province.
“We’re happy as the newly-opened health center is near to our home,” said Saifora, a caretaker at one of the health centers in Ghor.
She asked for opening more health care centers in other districts of the province.
Health workers at the newly-opened health centers have also informed of the increasing number of patients visiting the centers on daily basis.
“We have up to fifty visitors every day, including pregnant women,” said Zahra Ibrahimi, a nurse.
She said that diseases become more common in Ghor during the winter season.
The province of Ghor is one of the coldest in the country. Many of this province’s districts’ highways are closed during the winter due to the snowfall and chilly temperatures, depriving the people of health care services.
Recently, United Nations’ Population Fund (UNFPA) has funded the creation of 25 Aschiana health centers in remote areas of Ghor province. Non-profit national organization Agency for Humanitarian and Development Assistance for Afghanistan (AHDAA) in coordination with the Public Health Ministry and UNFPA financial help recently set up 25 health centers in nine remote districts of Ghor province.
Since August this year, UNFPA has increased the number of mobile health teams it supports across Afghanistan to respond to the humanitarian health emergency. The teams have defied formidable odds to deliver essential reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and psychosocial support services to mothers and children in hard-to-reach areas that are otherwise precariously underserved. Saida Ahmadi

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.