Afghanistan Commission launches final report at Ministry of Public Health workshop in Kabul

Commission coordinator dr. said habib Arwal presents the report

Commission coordinator dr. said habib Arwal presents the report

The Afghanistan NCDI Poverty Commission launched its report on July 31, 2019, at a Dissemination Workshop at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The event was attended by key staff from the Ministry, members of the Commission, and representatives from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNFPA, and implementing NGOs.

The workshop was chaired by Dr. Bashir Amhad Hamid, General Director of Preventive Medicine, and Dr. Sayeed Attaullah Saidzai, General Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Health Information Systems at the Ministry.

After Dr. Saidzai welcomed participants, Commission Co-Chair and Coordinator Dr. Said Habib Arwal, MoPH’s Director of NCDs, presented the report. Dr. Arwal gave details about the NCDI burden and activities in Afghanistan and presented the key objectives, methodology, findings, and recommendations of the report.

The full Afghanistan Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries (NCDI) Poverty Commission Report is available to be read and downloaded here.

Commission Co-Chair and Coordinator 

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Said Habib Arwal - Director NCDs, Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH); Focal point, WHO Framework for Convention of Tobacco Control, MoPH



Commission Co-Chair

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Bashir Noormal - Director General, Afghanistan National Public Health Institute (ANPHI)


Afghanistan NCDI Poverty Commission

Homa Aksir - Training Director, Malalai Maternity Hospital

Palwasha Anwari - Representative of the Canada Embassy Health Program with MoPH, Canadian Embassy

Alim Atarud - Deputy Program Manager, United Nations Development Program

Noor Ahmad Eshaqzai - National Program Manager, Office for Research and Community Development (ORCD)

Aziza Habib- World Health Organization

Farhad Farewar - Acting Director, Health Economics and Financing Directorate, MoPH

Hamyoun Gerdiwal - Board Member, Khatiz Public Health Association

Basher Ahmid Hamid - General Director for Preventive Medicine, MoPH

Aman Iqbal - Master Trainer, Afghanistan National Public Health Institute, MoPH

Khwaja Mir Islam Saeed - Director, Grant and Contract Management Unit, MoPH

Ahmad Masud - EU/GIZ

Ahmad Ali Shah Momand - Manager, Technical & Pharmacy, Organization for Research and Community Development (ORCD)

Ahmadullah Molakhail - UNFPA

Adiba Muhammadi - MoPH

Sonia Mujaddidi - Administrator, MoPH

Shams Murad - NCDI/Tobacco Control Unit, MoPH

 Qudratullah Nasrat - Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chair, Health Cluster, Organization for Research and Community Development (ORCD)

Abdullah Noorzai - Senior Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Policy & Planning, MoPH

Abdul Qadir Qadir - General Director, General Directorate of Policy & Planning, MoPH

Nasratullah Rasa - Board Member, Afghanistan National Public Health Association

Said Eftekhar Sadat - Surveillance Director, Evaluation of Health Information System (EHIS), MoPH

Attaulla Saidzai - General Director, Evaluation & Health Information System (EHIS), MoPH

Musa Shukoor - Manager, Cancer Control Unit /NCDI Directorate, MoPH