KABUL, Afghanistan, 10 May 2015 – Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, donors and international experts gathered today to review the country’s progress in maternal and child health, and identify ways to save over 35,000 lives of children with cost-effective, high-impact health interventions by 2020.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: May 13, 2015