In coordination with the Ministry of Public Health and steadfast support by Facebook; the Ministry of Information Technology, Telecommunications and Science has launched an automated awareness program in order to support appropriate messaging to citizens during this unprecedented health crisis due to COVID-19. It is worth mentioning that the Facebook Messenger Bot (Facebook Messenger) has been launched in 20 countries around the world to date, and it is a matter of great pride that Afghanistan is one of the countries in this club.
The Bot provides comprehensive information about symptoms, health advice, statistics and frequently asked questions in four languages in Afghanistan: English, Pashto, Persian and Uzbek.
Currently, the number of Facebook messenger subscribers is 3 million in Afghanistan, so it is an important messaging platform for us. For using the program, please go to to the official Facebook page of the Ministry of Public Health (https://www.facebook.com/af.moph).
We would like to convey a huge thank you to Facebook and its Public Policy and Technical teams for standing by the people of Afghanistan in these critical times. The Ministry of Information Technology, Telecommunications and Science has entered a new phase of cooperation with Facebook, and more programs for the community will be launched in the near future.