Fact Sheets


The Health Systems 20/20 project, which closed in September 2012, supported the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to identify and address financing, governance, operational, and capacity constraints in the health system.  USAID worked closely with the MoPH’s Health Economics and Financing Directorate (HEFD) to reach the goal of ensuring that Afghan citizens have access to high-quality, affordable health care and have sufficient health financing options.  


September 2008-September 2013


October 2008-September 2010


March 2008-September 2011  



Afghanistan’s higher education system suffered tremendously following the Soviet occupation in 1979 and the subsequent wars and civil conflicts of the 1980s and 1990s.  Even with the return of representative government and greater stability, higher education in Afghanistan has seen a lack of investment and development.  To address this need, the United States Government—through USAID—joined the Ministry of Higher Education, Afghan business leaders, and private donors in Afghanistan and abroad to establish the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).


Last updated: October 02, 2014