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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 4:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Public Health announced a partnership that will enable the Afghan government to better identify local revenue streams in order to provide sustainable, affordable health services to its citizens.

The new five-year, $37.9 million Health Sector Resiliency (HSR) Project funded by USAID will help the Ministry of Public Health foster a strengthened, reformed, and increasingly self-reliant Afghan health system. The project primarily focuses on management, finance, and human resources for health.

Afghanistan has made remarkable achievements over the last 14 years in expanding access to health care services, which are now accessible even to communities in highly difficult terrain. Government funding for healthcare is low, and Afghan families are burdened with paying high out-of-pocket costs for services. Due to variations in quality and standards, Afghan families also spend up to $285 million annually for health care abroad.

Agriculture director of Balkh Province Kateb Shams explains the importance of Afghan women in agriculture during the conference.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 5:30am

Afghan government officials, joined by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized the importance of women in the agriculture sector during a two-day conference. The purpose of the conference was to explore means to strengthen women’s contributions in each stage of value-added processes – from the farm to market and ultimately to consumer.

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, P. Michael McKinley, honors 34 Afghan small and medium enterprises.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 3:45am

The United States Ambassador P. Michael McKinley and the Director of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Directorate of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Mr. Ahmad Zia Sayed Khaili, recognized 34 Afghan small and medium enterprises that successfully completed investment partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprise (ABADE) program.

USAID Mission Director Herbie Smith and Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Assadullah Zamir signed an agreement.
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 7:15am

 The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Assadullah Zamir and the Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Herbie Smith, agreed today to continue collaboration supporting activities that will help  improve food economic security for rural Afghans.

Broke ground ceremony of a new women's dormitory at the American University of Afghanistan.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan | Oct. 28 Afghanistan CEO, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Ambassador Michael Raynor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator, Larry Sampler, Mission Director, Herbie Smith, and American University of Afghanistan President Mark English participated today in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new women’s dormitory at the American University of Afghanistan.

Aimal Marjan, Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology, is talking about the importance of mobile banking.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 6:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Following a directive from President Ashraf Ghani, high-level representatives from the Ministries of Commerce and Industries, Communication and Information Technology, Finance, Education, Justice, Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled, and the Governor of the Central Bank today held an “Electronic Money Summit” sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID provided equipments to the Ministery of Higher Education.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00am

 United States Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American people, presented the Ministry of Higher Education with $275,000 worth of equipment that will support the Ministry’s reform agenda for the national public university entry exam, known as the Kankor.

USAID/Afghanistan's Health and Nutrition Office Director, Karla Fossand, delivering remarks via video.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 5:30am

The Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) held its 11th annual congress to discuss ways to improve maternal and newborn health. This year’s theme was “Midwives for a Better tomorrow,” highlighting the contribution of midwifery to improving health outcomes in Afghanistan.

Twenty female football players left Afghanistan on Sept. 14 for a nine-day trip to Hiroshima, Japan.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 5:30am

Twenty female football players left Afghanistan on Sept. 14 for a nine-day trip to Hiroshima, Japan. The women are members of the Afghanistan Women's Football team and will participate in the Hiroshima Leadership and Communication Training Program.

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Michael McKinley honored 10 Afghan women at the American Embassy on August 22.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 1:45am

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Michael McKinley honored 10 Afghan women at the American Embassy on August 22 for their selection as the first of 3,000 civil service interns sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the $38 million Promote: Women in Government program.

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Last updated: February 04, 2016

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