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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.”

February 4, 2010
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Roots of Peace, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization, received $30,420,241 in grants from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) last week to support rural farmers in Afghanistan’s eastern and southern provinces over the next four years.
 
Through USAID’s Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP), Roots of Peace will work with 26,000 rural farmers to double their income from below subsistence levels.
 
January 31, 2010
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Ten Afghan companies will participate in the Gem and Jewelry Exchange fair to be held in Tucson, Arizona, February 2-7, 2010.  This premier event for gems, minerals and jewelry is popular with buyers, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world.
 
More than 15,000 gem samples will be on display at the Afghanistan Pavilion of the Gem and Jewelry Exchange.
 
Afghanistan Carpet Booth from Domotex 2009.
January 14, 2010
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- For the third year in a row, Afghan carpet makers and dealers will showcase their country’s best hand-made carpets and kilims in an international exhibition in Hannover, Germany, next week.
 
Domotex, the premiere international carpet trade show, will start January 16 and continue four days.
 
The 18 participating Afghan carpet dealers are expected to generate millions of dollars in exports and bridge the gap between suppliers and international consumers.                
 
January 1, 2010

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