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Woman turns on water faucet in her home
August 13, 2014

Assiut – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater Treatment, inaugurated five new facilities in Upper Egypt including a training center, three potable water treatment plants, and a wastewater collection facility. 

“Over 560,000 rural inhabitants of Sohag and Assiut now have access to potable water and sanitation,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, Mission Director at USAID in Egypt.  “This has improved the health and living conditions, as well as the livelihoods, of families in Upper Egypt.”

USAID has invested more than $4.5 billion since 1979 to construct or upgrade water and wastewater facilities that have improved the health and living conditions of more than 22 million Egyptians.  USAID partners with Egyptian counterparts to construct or upgrade water and wastewater facilities in underserved cities and rural areas using appropriate technologies and local contractors.  Additionally, USAID helps to improve operations and management of the Holding Company and its regional subsidiaries to enable better service deliver. 

As a result of the nurses' training program, infection rates decreased in Luxor, Aswan, and Qena.
April 28, 2014

Today, more than 100 health professionals celebrated the completion of a five-year program sponsored by the U.S. and Egyptian governments to improve the performance of nurses in Egypt. The project strengthened the management and leadership skills of 780 nurses in Upper Egypt, who in turn trained more than 1,000 additional health care professionals. As a result of this program, infection rates decreased and clinical care realized life-saving improvements in Qena, Luxor, and Aswan.

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks at a conference on women entrepreneurs in Egypt
April 10, 2014

Cairo – Today, over 120 experts in entrepreneurship participated in a U.S. government-sponsored conference focused on increasing the number of women entrepreneurs in Egypt.

“Entrepreneurship plays a significant role in driving economic growth and job creation,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, USAID Mission Director in Egypt.  “USAID is working to build the entrepreneurial capacity of women to develop businesses that will generate income for their families and to drive economic growth in Egypt.”

USAID Mission Director to Egypt Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks with job fair participants
April 6, 2014

Over 12,000 job seekers met with representatives from 120 companies and hotels today at the U.S. government-sponsored Alexandria Employment Fair.  Over 2,000 job seekers found employment at similar U.S. government-sponsored job fairs in Luxor and Beni Suef earlier this year.

A child receives her polio vaccination in Cairo today.
April 6, 2014

This week, 14.3 million Egyptian children under the age of 5 will be vaccinated against polio in the Ministry of Health and Population’s national polio immunization campaign.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing to the overall goal of sustaining Egypt’s polio-free status by supporting the logistics and operations of the campaign.

U.S. government delegation visits USAID-supported Maadi STEM High School
April 3, 2014

A U.S. government delegation, including State Department Counselor Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Chargé d’Affaires Marc Sievers, and USAID Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott visited the USAID-supported Maadi Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) High School for Girls today to congratulate its two teams of national science fair winners.

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Last updated: August 14, 2014

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