Biden isn't ending the Afghanistan War, he's privatizing it: Special Forces, Pentagon contractors, intelligence operatives will remain
Biden will withdraw US soldiers from Afghanistan while leaving Special Forces, mercenary contractors, and intelligence operatives,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Afghan Women Fear the Worst, Whether War or Peace Lies Ahead
Whatever happens once the United States withdraws will not bode well for Afghan women. But even the gains made for them over the last 20... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Dialogic democracy as a substitute for discourses propagating autocracy or violence in Afghanistan: a case study of Soltanzade's Brazen Bulls - Ramin Z, Effatian A.
Afghanistan is a country besieged by years of instability and unrest as a result of the weak governments that came to power especially after King Zahir. Mohammad Asef Soltanzade's "Brazen Bulls" is the story of the tragedy that befalls a country similar to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

As Biden Pulls Out of Afghanistan, How Much Do Americans Care?
For the American public, there was never any great outcry for withdrawing, polling suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What civilians in Afghanistan say about America's withdrawal
America plans to "close the book" on its 20-year war in Afghanistan -- but the departure of US troops will usher in an uncertain chapter... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Blinken Arrives In Afghanistan After Biden Announces Troop Withdrawal
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Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blinken visits Afghanistan after Biden announces U.S. troop withdrawal
“I wanted to demonstrate with my visit the ongoing commitment of the United States to the Islamic Republic and the people of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to sell Afghan... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Biden Says It Is Time for U.S. Troops to Leave Afghanistan
The president told the nation Wednesday it is time for the U.S. to end America’s longest war as he announced a withdrawal of American... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Lindsey Graham: Biden 'paving the way' for another 9/11 with Afghanistan withdrawal
Sen. Lindsey Graham warned that President Biden is "paving the way" for another 9/11 with his commitment to fully withdraw all American... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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'Time for American troops to come home': Biden announces Afghanistan withdrawal by Sept. 11
The war in Afghanistan has cost more than $2 trillion and more than 2,300 American lives. More than 38,000 Afghan civilians have been killed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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‘The Pentagon is not making these decisions’: How Biden’s team overrode the brass on Afghanistan
After two decades, troops have an end date on America's longest war. But it took a White House ready to pull rank on the military. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Obama praises Biden's 'bold leadership' on Afghanistan withdrawal
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised President Joe Biden's "bold leadership" for his decision to withdraw US troops from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Live updates: Biden's Afghanistan announcement
President Biden will lay out his plan Wednesday to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 and end America's longest war.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Biden announces withdrawal from Afghanistan in speech heavy on symbolism
The administration had earlier this week signaled that the withdrawal timeline would coincide with the 20th anniversary of the 2001... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11: 'It's time to end America's longest war'
President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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'It is time to end America's longest war': Biden to announce full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan
Biden said that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks "cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Says He Will Bring U.S. Troops Home From Afghanistan by Sept. 11
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Biden to detail pullout plans for last troops in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will withdraw remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan, declaring that the Sept.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Biden's risky decision to end America's longest war gives him a chance to refocus US foreign policy
President Joe Biden's decision to pull US troops out of Afghanistan by September marks a pivotal moment after almost 20 years of war in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Will Afghanistan Become a Terrorism Safe Haven Once Again?
Not likely, at least in the short term, intelligence officials assess. But stopping terrorism groups over the long term could be more difficult. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Biden to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September
The drawdown will begin before May 1, the deadline the U.S. had already agreed to with the Taliban. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11
The move will likely prompt the Taliban to renew attacks on American forces there, which have largely halted since the February 2020 agreement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Biden to announce withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11
President Joe Biden, having concluded there is no military solution to the security and political problems plaguing Afghanistan and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to Announce Full Withdrawal of US Troops in Afghanistan by Sept. 11
The decision will keep more than 3,000 American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline that was announced under the Trump... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden will withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021
The military exit will be completed by the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that first drew the United States into its longest war. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elopement or kidnapping? A love story in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan – When Nabila, 23, fell in love with the young man next door, their romance was destined to be complicated. Nabila ’s hand in marriage was already promised to her cousin, a common practice in their Afghan community.Marriage is a critical rite of passage in Afghanistan – not just for those getting married, but for their families. Parents, and sometimes other relatives, play a key role in deliberating over potential matches. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw ‘virtually blind’ after eye surgery
Navy veteran who lost his right eye in Afghanistan in 2012 expects to be near-sightless for a month (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rep. Dan Crenshaw says he'll be blind for a month after eye surgery
The Navy SEAL veteran lost his right eye and sustained damage to his left eye while deployed in Afghanistan in 2012. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Afghans work to stem polio rise amid violence, pandemic
Afghanistan is inoculating millions of children against polio after pandemic lockdowns stalled the effort to eradicate the crippling disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The last known Jew in Afghanistan is leaving
Zabulon Simantov, who will reunite with his family who has lived in Israel for decades, is wary of the Taliban's return to power. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building resilience in US military families: why it matters - Rossiter AG, Ling CG.
Service members and their families have endured significant stressors over the past 19 years in support of the nation's engagement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 'Resilience' is the term most commonly used to describe the military spouse and military... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WHO Regional Director's statement for virtual press briefing, 1 April
1 April 2021 – I would like to welcome you all today to this press briefing, and also I would like to give a warm welcome to my colleague Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. WHO and UNICEF have a long history of working hand in hand to address some of the most urgent issues related to the health and well-being of all people in our Region. This solid partnership is at its strongest now during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are facing a global threat that requires even more coordinated efforts. I am proud that our teams – together with many other partners – are ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 1, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Are Shot Dead in Afghanistan
The health workers were part of the government ’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city that has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Civilian Casualties Vaccination and Immunization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Jalalabad (Afghanistan) Source Type: news

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Shot Dead in Afghanistan
The health workers were part of the government ’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city which has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Civilian Casualties Vaccination and Immunization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Jalalabad (Afghanistan) Source Type: news

Afghan officials: 3 women working in polio drive killed
Afghan officials say attackers have gunned down three women working to administer the polio vaccine in eastern Afghanistan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lack of follow-up care led to 'serious' decline in veteran who killed family, himself: judge
The Afghanistan veteran with severe post-traumatic stress disorder who killed his family and himself within four months of leaving an in-patient psychiatric program would have needed follow-up care to stay healthy, the Lionel Desmond fatality inquiry heard Wednesday.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

This thyme-like Iranian plant is an effective alternative medicine for coughs
(Natural News) The thyme-like plant known as Shirazi thyme (Zataria multiflora) is a member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family and is native to Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Also called Avishan-e-Shirazi in Iran, this flowering plant is considered a valuable medicinal herb. Shirazi thyme is traditionally used as an antiseptic, carminative (relieves flatulence), stimulant, diaphoretic (induces... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors contributing to PTSD treatment dropout in veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: a systematic review - Sciarrino NA, Bartlett BA, Smith LJ, Martin CE, Williams W.
Although treatment effectiveness among evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been well established, treatment dropout among veterans continues to be a concern within these treatments. Due to the uniqueness of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Afghanistan bans schoolgirls older than 12 from singing: Afghanistan's government has reportedly decreed that girls will only be allowed...
Afghanistan's government has reportedly decreed that girls will only be allowed to sing at women-only events. The ban sparked outrage... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From child bride to midwife saving lives of Afghan mothers
CHISHTI SHARIF, Herat province, Afghanistan –  At 14, she was married. By her 15th birthday, she had borne her first child. But Amina Mansoory’s story does not end in the way all too common with early marriage and childbearing. “Although my father wed me off early, he told my husband-to-be and in-laws not to prevent me from attending scho ol,” said Ms. Mansoory, now 23 and a mother of two.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Experience of a pituitary clinic for US military veterans with traumatic brain injury - Lee J, Anderson LJ, Migula D, Yuen KCJ, McPeak L, Garcia JM.
CONTEXT: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered the "signature" injury of veterans returning from wartime conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. While moderate/severe TBI is associated with pituitary dysfunction, this association has not been well establis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

US proposes Afghanistan government enter interim power-sharing agreement with Taliban
The Biden administration has proposed to the Afghan government that they enter an interim power-sharing agreement with the Taliban in a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. may withdraw all forces from Afghanistan after May 1: letter
The U.S. government said Sunday that all options remain on the table for its remaining 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, saying it has made... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Pushes U.N.-Led Peace Conference in Letter to Afghan Leader
In blunt terms, Secretary of State Antony Blinken seeks to jump-start stalled negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021Every Girl Has a Right to An Education
The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day, March 8.By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Mar 7 2021 (IPS) Access to an inclusive quality education is a universal human right. When the inherent right to a good education is ignored or denied, the consequences are severe. For a girl in country of conflict or forced displacement, the impact is brutally multiplied. Yasmine SherifBesides their already marginalized role in war-torn countries or as refugees, adolescent girls and girls are being disproportionately affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the p...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politics Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021#MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”
Protest for women's rights in Kathmandu, Nepal. Credit: Sanjog ManandharBy Bibbi Abruzzini, Pénélope Hubert and Yohan CambetPARIS, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) Today, despite centuries of activism and mobilisations, women and non-binary people continue to remain disadvantaged in almost every sphere – from “public life” to the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence. In light of COVID-19, some struggles have been considered in theory, but most continue to be ignored in practice. How can we dismantle the “gender lies” perpetuating in the 21st century? How do we start taking int...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini - Penelope Hubert - Yohan Cambet Tags: Civil Society Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations International Women's Day 20 Source Type: news

Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Joe Amon and Christina WillePHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 3 2021 (IPS) In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joe Amon and Christina Wille Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Three female media workers shot dead in Afghanistan's Jalalabad
The women, aged 18-20, worked for a local TV station and were killed on their way home from work. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan: A report released by the U.S. government ’s Afghanistan watchdog has found...
A report released by the U.S. government’s Afghanistan watchdog has found that America has wasted billions of dollars in the war-torn... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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