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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 6:15am

KABUL, 12 May 2014 - The Government of Afghanistan today officially signed the Kabul Declaration for Maternal and Child Health, a pledge by government, United Nations agencies, civil society and donors to implement cost-effective, high-impact interventions that will save the lives of more than 35,000 children over the next five years.

The Declaration also includes a commitment to improve government accountability, through a quarterly performance review of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health using the new Call to Action scorecards.

“The Government of Afghanistan has made an unprecedented promise to improve the health and save the lives of mothers and children in the country,” said H.E. Firozuddin Feroz, Afghanistan’s Minister of Public Health. “The Kabul Declaration is our commitment to make this a reality,” said Dr. Feroz.

Addressing the conference, Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil the Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled said, “We applaud the Ministry of Public Health for this momentous leap towards accountability. We look forward to seeing the gains for Afghan mothers and children in the coming years.”

Afghan food processing companies displayed more than 80 locally produced, high-quality products at an exhibition in Kabul
Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan businesses participated in an exhibition of Afghan food products, highlighting the rapid growth of agribusiness in Afghanistan. Seventeen food processing companies displayed more than 80 locally produced, high-quality products to representatives from food-processors, packaging and shipping companies, traders and exporters, and financial institutions.
 
Afghan businessman negotiates with a Kazakh businessman at the B2B event in Kabul.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan and Kazakh companies met recently to negotiate deals at a Business-to-Business (B2B) event in Kabul. Seventy three Afghan and 16 Kazakh companies from a wide variety of sectors participated in this USAID-supported event, including food processing, energy, pharmaceutical, and construction.
 
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Razeq Samadi, and Larry Sampler, USAID Office of Afghanista
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A large crowd of Afghans signed up to use modern technology to pay their bills safely, as delighted Afghan and U.S. officials watched. The event, organized by USAID, was held at the U.S. Embassy.
 
Representative of Geo Search Company (GSC), an Afghan Marble extraction and processing plant, signs the Public-Private Alliance
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Five Afghan companies signed the first Public-Private Alliances (PPAs) with USAID in Kabul today. These companies have matched USAID funding, reaching a total investment value of more than $4.5 million.
 
Through its Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) program, USAID will assist these firms to expand their businesses and inject additional revenue into the Afghan economy. The alliances are expected to create more than 260 direct and over 2,200 indirect new jobs.
 
Abdul Razeq Samadi, CEO of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, speaks at the launch of Electricity Bill Payment through mobile.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Consumers from Kabul City can now pay their electricity bills through the mobile phones.
 
Eighteen women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship Program in Jalalabad
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 4:30am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Eighteen women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship Program in Jalalabad on Wednesday. These women completed six-month internships at either Nangarhar University, the Directorate of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Directorate of Education, the Directorate Public Health, or the Nangarhar High Court. These 18 women are the first group to graduate from Nangarhar province since the Jalalabad program launch in October 2012.
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 4:30am
HERAT, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan business owners struggle to obtain the capital, management advice, equipment, and technologies needed to grow their businesses. Women and youth can make significant contributions to private sector growth but have limited opportunities for economic participation.
 

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