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Afghanistan Government and Partners sign Historic Declaration based on new study to save thousands of women and child lives
May 13, 2015

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.”

May 3, 2010
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- U.S. Embassy Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne and Deputy Minister of Health Service Care Provision Dr. Nadira Hayat Burhani, joined President of the Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) Pashtoon Azfar in honoring the contributions of midwives from across the country today at the Sixth Annual Midwives Congress in Kabul.  
Midwives graduate in Hirat.
April 22, 2010
HIRAT, AFGHANISTAN- U.S. Embassy Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne and Acting Minister of Public Health Dr. Suraya Dalil joined Hirat Governor Yusuf Nuristani and regional Afghan health officials and members of the international donor community at a graduation ceremony for 40 midwives yesterday from the Hirat Institute of Health Sciences. 
April 18, 2010
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Responsibility for the newly renovated National Women’s Dormitory was handed over from international donors to the Ministry of Higher Education today during a ceremony at Kabul University.   Acting Minister of Higher Education Mr. Sarwar Danish, Deputy U.S. Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone Jr., and various Afghan dignitaries and members of the international donor community were on site to witness the handover ceremony.
April 15, 2010
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Kabul Mayor Yusef Nawandesh and U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry laid the foundation stone at a ceremony today signifying the start of a seven-kilometer canal project designed to stop flooding in about 50 percent of Kabul’s streets.  Several Afghan officials and members of the donor community were present to witness the ceremony.
April 13, 2010
HIRAT, AFGHANISTAN- Today, hundreds of marble producers, processors, business representatives, international investors, and government officials celebrated the launch of the second annual Afghanistan International Marble Conference.  Held in Hirat, the fair brings together more than 300 sector stakeholders to showcase the country’s wealth of marble, address industry challenges, and to learn about new techniques and equipment. 


Last updated: May 13, 2015

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