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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.”

December 30, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN-
“The United States Government is proud to work closely with the Kabul municipality to provide a cleaner environment for the residents of Kabul city and provide cash for work employment opportunities for the most vulnerable and food insecure families of Kabul,” said US Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne.
 
December 23, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In response to the needs identified by community leaders in Nuristan, USAID will spend $775,000 in development projects over the next seven months creating thousands of jobs for residents of the province.
 
Sponsored by USAID’s Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD) program, the projects will be based in Nuristan’s Du Ab and Nurgaram districts and focus on rural development, health, irrigation and agriculture needs.
 
Women in Kunar learn to grow seedlings during a USAID-funded agriculture training program.
December 19, 2009
KUNAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- A horticulture and forestation technical training program in nine districts of Kunar this month provided skills to hundreds of farmers and staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL).
 
The training, sponsored by the Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD) program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided four types of training in the districts of Asadabad, Narang, Sarkani, Chowkay, Nurgal, Khas Kunar, Pech, Marawara and Chapadara.
 
Students hone their pottery skills at Turquoise Mountain’s Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture.
December 16, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Thirty-two male and female Afghan students this Thursday will become the first graduates to complete their 3-year course at the Turquoise Mountain’s Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture.
 
The non-profit, non-governmental institute is partly funded by USAID and is Afghanistan’s only City & Guilds-accredited vocational institution.
 
December 15, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States Government today for the repair of the ministry building, damaged by the August 12 suicide bombing.
 

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Last updated: May 13, 2015

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