Today, 19 Egyptian firms completed extensive training through USAID on key aspects of export trade. They attended four international trade shows over the past year that resulted in $1.4 million in sales orders received at shows and $5 million in projected future orders.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Last updated: January 26, 2015