Fact Sheets

In order to complement investments in building management and technical capacity to deliver quality health services, USAID also supports targeted infrastructure improvement. USAID's support includes minor renovations, facility expansions, and new construction designed to be very energy efficient and to incorporate green-building technology. The Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS) Project supports the construction of a new 150 bed hospital in Jacobabad, a city in one of the poorest areas of Pakistan in northern Sindh province.

USAID's new Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program comprises of five major components, which work through a public-private partnership mix, including the Government of Pakistan (GOP), the private sector, the philanthropic sector, non-governmental organizations, local civil society, and community organizations. These components are: 1) family planning and reproductive health services, 2) maternal, newborn, and child health services; 3) health communications; 4) health commodities and supplies; and 5) health systems strengthening.

The Teacher Education Project (TEP) is a nationwide program to standardize and improve the quality of pre­service and continuing teacher education and training. The project works in close partnership with the federal and provincial governments, the Higher Education Commission, provincial Departments of Education, 23 universities, and 79

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Support Program is helping Pakistani society recover from humanitarian and economic crises by strengthening the country's university system. The program is not only providing budgetary support to universities in conflict­affected areas but is also making available state­of­the­art laboratory equipment to improve the quality of research and instruction in areas critical to Pakistan's economic and social development.

The Pakistan­U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program is increasing cooperation in science, technology, engineering, and education for mutual benefit and peaceful purposes in both the countries. This program is co­sponsored by USAID and the Department of State and is implemented by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. The

The Dairy Project seeks to boost the incomes of small dairy in Punjab by offering training in best practices in dairy farming. Trainees are introduced to techniques and
resources that help improve milk yields and livestock management and also receive basic equipment . The project promotes linkages between small dairy farmers and
suppliers, service providers (including financial service providers), and higher­end markets.
The project seeks to improve Pakistan's international and regional trade environment by supporting the development of more trade­friendly regulations, policies, and systems. The project encourages improvements in customs and trade facilitation and works to eliminate anti­export bias in trade policy. To support bilateral and regional trade with Pakistan's neighbors, the project facilitates trade and transit agreements and improvements of border structures.

The project is helping to increase the profitability and incomes of small and medium­sized enterprises throughout Pakistan. Focusing on key sectors, such as mangoes, peaches, potatoes, dates, fruits and vegetable pulping, agriculture implements, fisheries, garments, marble, tourism and weaving, the project helps 3,749 small and medium­sized enterprises improve their access to technology, domestic and export markets, and finance. To promote the development of a business ­enabling environment, the project assists the Government of Pakistan to improve planning and budgeting processes, reform p


Last updated: April 01, 2015