In Afghanistan, treatment of childhood diarrhea has been implemented through the existing Basic Package of Health Services service delivery model since 2003. However coverage of treatment of diarrhea with Zinc/Oral Rehydration Salts remains as low as 5 %.according to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010.
Afghanistan has some of the highest levels of malnutrition among children and women in the world. According to the National Nutrition Survey 2013, more than 40 percent of Afghan children less than five years old have stunted growth, a symptom of chronic malnutrition.
The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems project seeks to increase the availability and use of quality medicines and pharmaceutical commodities in Afghanistan.
Installation of the third Turbine Generator at Kajaki Dam Hydropower Plant is part of a major U.S.-funded program in cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan. The first two turbines for Kajaki Dam were commissioned in 1975, and rehabilitated by USAID in 2005 and 2009, respectively. Successful installation and commissioning of the powerhouse’s third hydroelectric generator will result in an addition of 18.5 MW to the existing plant generation capacity of 33 MW. The $75 million on-budget installation began in December 2013 and will end in 2016.
Since 2002, USAID has invested more than $2 billion to support the development of Afghanistan’s road network. As one of Afghanistan’s major development partners, USAID is moving to phase-out investments in road construction and developing the Afghan government’s capacity to perform infrastructure operations and maintenance (O&M). The Road Sector Sustainability Program (RSSP) is designed to assist the government of Afghanistan make the transition through restructuring and reform to self-sustainability in the roads O&M sector.
Last updated: November 28, 2016