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This project helped modernize three (out of the total of 14) generators at the Tarbela hydroelectric power station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa near the border with Afghanistan. By upgrading three generator units, the project have restored or added 128 megawatts of power­ generating capacity; this amount of power is sufficient to supply electricity to 290,000 families.

Through this project, USAID funds the repairs and maintenance work at the Guddu Power Station in northern Sindh. Upon completion, the project will increase the station's generation capacity by at least 75 megawatts­­ enough power to supply electricity to about 100,000 households.
This project performs a comprehensive assessment of environmental and social impact of the proposed multi­purpose Kuram Tangi dam and irrigation system. Work includes preparation of an action plan for the full resettlement land acquisition and compensation, and an Environmental Mitigation and Management Plan in compliance with the Government of Pakistan and U.S. government regulations.

The Demographic Health Survey Project supports the implementation of the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2012­13. This survey provides high­quality data and analysis to support evidence­based health policymaking and programming in Pakistan. The survey is similar to ones funded by the U.S. Government in 85 countries over the last 27 years. A previous Pakistan DHS supported by USAID was released in 2006­2007, and it focused on providing data about the status of key maternal and child health and family planning indicators in the country.

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.

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Last updated: March 28, 2015