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Since 2002, the American people have provided the Afghan people with more than $17 billion dollars in development assistance. This money has produced real results, which are highlighted in each program section of our website: Agriculture, Democracy & Governance, Economic Growth, Education, Health, Infrastructure, and Stabilization.
- USAID provided $17.7 million to AUAf through the Asia Foundation.
- In June 2008, former First Lady Laura Bush announced a new grant of $42 million to be disbursed over five years.
- USAID recently announced a new, five-year, $40 million award in support of AUAF. This support will improve the quality and relevance of the higher education system and contribute to economic and social development in Afghanistan.
- Deliver basic healthcare in 13 provinces through which more than one million patients, 76% of whom are women and children, receive treatment and counseling monthly from USAID-trained community healthcare workers.
- Train and mentor health providers and MoPH staff at the national, provincial, district, and community levels to improve the coverage and quality of health service delivery. USAID has trained nearly 17,000 health workers (as of October 2008), including pre-service training for midwives and community health workers and in-service training for doctors, midwives, and nurses.
- Work to eradicate polio: Afghanistan is one of the four remaining countries in the world with live polio virus. USAID supports the national Polio Eradication Initiative and provided $1.5 million in FY2006 to UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Nearly 7 million children, or 90% of children under the age of five, have been vaccinated against polio to date.
- Control TB: USAID has supported tuberculosis (TB) control efforts through the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS)/ Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) delivery system and provided assistance to upgrade laboratory services in the nationwide TB control program.
- Expand health knowledge: USAID works with private businesses to expand distribution of health products, disseminate public health messages about issues such as safe drinking water and birth spacing, and make more products and services available to citizens in a cost-effective way. The shops benefit from the profits of the nearly 23 million health products sold to date, and more people than ever have access to needed healthcare, hygiene, and family-planning products.
- The primary roads, such as Kabul’s main Ring Road, are called “regional highways”, connecting Afghanistan with its neighbors and forming the largest road network in the country.
- USAID’s secondary roads, called “national highways”, connect the capital to Afghanistan’s provincial capitals. All regional and national highways are paved.
- And finally, the tertiary roads built by USAID are called “provincial roads” and “district roads” and connect district centers to other district centers and to provincial capitals. These roads are generally paved with a gravel surface.
Last updated: September 10, 2014