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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 2:15am

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan – On Thursday, April 30, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), launched the Challenge TB campaign.  The campaign aims to improve the ability of Afghan doctors and healthcare workers to detect and treat Afghans suffering from tuberculosis (TB).

TB is an infectious disease that kills approximately 13,000 Afghans every year. While TB can be cured with the correct treatment, far too many people are never diagnosed. Afghans living in crowded urban areas are particularly vulnerable to TB. In addition, increasing access to detection and treatment in rural areas, where access to healthcare services can be limited, is a challenge. USAID, through the Challenge TB project will work with doctors and healthcare workers in the public and private sectors to improve early detection and screening, as well as expand treatment for those affected. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Two delegations of Afghan transportation officials completed study tours to India, Kenya and Tanzania to gain a better understanding of how road maintenance institutions were developed and have improved transportation infrastructure in those countries, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on Tuesday. The study tours were part of a USAID project to help Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) develop a sustainable approach to road maintenance in Afghanistan.

USWDP and Kabul Medical University Sign Letter of Agreement for Bio Medical Engineering Technology Program
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – USAID on Thursday announced a new engineering degree program with Kabul Medical University.

Kabul Medical University (KMU) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) initiated the project at a ceremony on February 9. The program is designed to train technicians on how to repair critical medical equipment.

Modern medical equipment in Afghan hospitals and clinics is often provided by international donors and frequently needs specialized technicians for proper operation and maintenance.

Students from American University of Afghanistan pose for a photo with the US Ambassador, Michael McKinley (center)
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 5:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United States Department of Commerce hosted Afghanistan’s first national moot court competition for international commercial arbitration from January 31 to February 2, 2015.

USAID Humanitarian Assistance
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 4:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States will contribute an additional $33.8 million in new food assistance as part of ongoing U.S. support for the United Nations’ World Food Program’s Proteracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) in Afghanistan.

The goal of the PRRO mission in Afghanistan is to enhance food and nutrition for over 3.7 million vulnerable people in 184 food-insecure districts. The operation also develops and maintains the ability to quickly respond to emergencies.

Signing the agreement
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan On January 20, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $5 million contribution to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to support nutrition in Afghanistan.

Nutrition is an important development priority of Afghanistan’s new National Unity Government. US-Canadian funds committed to the Canadian nutrition initiative total $18 million.   

USAID Hosts Conference to Generate Support for Afghan Energy Development
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 1:15am

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum launched Afghanistan’s first Gas-to-Power Symposium on Sunday, as part of ongoing American support to the country’s energy sector.

USAID, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Asian Development Bank organized the symposium to stimulate international private sector interest in the development of natural gas infrastructure in northern Afghanistan, particularly in gas processing and power generation.

People working on the Gardez-Khost highway which is financially supported by USAID
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 20 announced a $22.3 million project to help the Afghan Ministry of Public Works maintain Afghanistan’s roads.

The three-year project will help the Ministry create three departments: a road authority to oversee maintenance and construction; a road fund to provide financing; and a transportation institute to train staff.

USAID officially selected AMEC Environment and Infrastructure as the implementing partner. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:00am

Kabul - Afghanistan: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Thursday announced the award of a major women’s empowerment program for Afghanistan.

Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Programs (“Promote”) seeks to advance opportunities for thousands of Afghan women to help them become leaders in the political, private, and civil society sectors.

Sepideh Keyvanshad, USAID/Afghanistan Depute MD (2nd from right) shows a signed agreement for the Development Credit Authority.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 3:30am

he United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 8 announced $13.5 million in micro-loan guarantees to three Afghan financial institutions, to increase access to credit for Afghan small businesses.

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Last updated: November 05, 2014

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