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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. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 12:45am
HANOVER, GERMANY- In an effort to expand the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) market linkages, Afghanistan made its first appearance at CeBIT, the world’s largest trade show for digital technologies and telecommunications solutions.  
 
Visitors queued outside the small Afghan cubical as soon as the exhibition doors were open to talk to representatives from leading technology companies XALA Technologies, NETLINKS, Paiwastoon Networking Services and Trend Com.
 
Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- More than 200 senior judges, including the chief jurists of all 34 provinces, came together in Kabul in November to address problems raised by some of the country’s farthest-flung courts.
 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 5:00am
Kabul-   USAID’s Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development project (ASMED) and Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading wireless telecom company, have joined together to create a new approach to income generation and telecommunications access for the poorest segments of Afghan society.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – On October 10, 2007, the Minister of Education of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Haneef Atmar, Norway’s Minister of International Development Erik Solheim, and USAID Mission Director Robin Phillips, signed an agreement that establishes the National Institute of Management and Administration (NIMA).
 
Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 4:45am
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN- In mid-September, Kandahari farmers eagerly walked green orchard fields filled with bright red pomegranates.  During harvest time, the farmers worked as a team to sort, grade, and package the pomegranates to meet international export quality standards.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On September 5, 2007, Kabul Mayor Rohullah Aman dedicated the recently completed Safety Park for children at Park Shar-e-Naw. 
 
Funded through a donation from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to Kabul Municipality, the park was conceived after Kabul Municipality Greenery Director Haji Habibiullah saw a similar park on a USAID-sponsored trip to India.  He believed that the children of Kabul could benefit from this space for play and learning.
 
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 4:45am
JALALABAD, NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN- On August 28 2007, an Antonov 12 cargo aircraft, similar to the ones used to transport troops during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan landed in Jalalabad airport; this time with a totally different purpose. The aircraft came to lift the first direct air freight shipment of fresh fruit to be delivered to the Emirate of Dubai, opening the door to a new trade route between Eastern Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, and the beginnings of a regular weekly airfreight shipment to these important markets from Jalalabad. 

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