QRCS extends support to primary health care facilities in Afghanistan [EN/AR]

October 3rd, 2020 ― Doha: The representation office of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan has initiated a project to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19), by providing personal protective supplies for 300 health workers at 50 primary health care facilities in remote areas, enabling them to serve the vulnerable population with maximum safety and security. At a total cost of $40,000, funded by QRCS, these provisions are part of the projects to support COVID-19 control efforts in 22 countries across six continents. In coordination with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Health (MOH),…

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Cameroon: Millions of Girls at Risk for Cervical Cancer as Parents Reject HPV Vaccination

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says more than 9 million girls aged 9 and above risk developing cervical cancer because their parents have been convinced the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine makes their daughters sterile. Some communities that had accepted the vaccination are now refusing it, claiming that what is being administered now are dangerous experimental COVID-19 vaccines. The government, doctors and female medical staff members are now working to convince parents the HPV vaccination reduces the risk of cervical cancer. To counter misconceptions, groups of 20 young women move from…

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