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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 7:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Minister of Education Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director William Hammink and UNICEF Deputy Country Representative Dr. L.N. Balaji celebrated an innovative Community-Based Education program on Aug. 30.

The five-year, $75 million program will provide community-based education in non-formal classrooms in 13 provinces using Ministry of Education-approved curriculum and textbooks.  It will focus on reaching children unable to access formalized schools due to insecurity, difficult terrain or distance. It will also reach older Afghans who missed out on education as children by offering accelerated learning programs.  

“Community-Based Education is a proven method for reaching underserved school-age children,” said Ambassador McKinley. “It is especially significant for girls because research has shown that if schools are in the villages parents will send their daughters to school.”

William Hammink, USAID/Afghanistan Mission Director, gives speech during the event.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 7:30am

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan June 9 -- The Honorable Ferozuddin Feroz, Afghanistan’s Minister of Public Health, joined William Hammink, Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan, at the launch of a new five-year USAID program to reduce Afghanistan’s high rate of death among mothers, infants and children under age five. 

Afghanistan Government and Partners sign Historic Declaration based on new study to save thousands of women and child lives
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 6:15am

KABUL, 12 May 2014 - The Government of Afghanistan today officially signed the Kabul Declaration for Maternal and Child Health, a pledge by government, United Nations agencies, civil society and donors to implement cost-effective, high-impact interventions that will save the lives of more than 35,000 children over the next five years.

The Declaration also includes a commitment to improve government accountability, through a quarterly performance review of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health using the new Call to Action scorecards.

H.E Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health, delivers his speech.
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 7:00am

KABUL, Afghanistan, 10 May 2015 – Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, donors and international experts gathered today to review the country’s progress in maternal and child health, and identify ways to save over 35,000 lives of children with cost-effective, high-impact health interventions by 2020.

USAID announces new $30 million Civilian Victim’s Assistance contribution
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 7:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new $30 million program to provide immediate and tailored support to victims of conflict.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 2:15am

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan – On Thursday, April 30, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), launched the Challenge TB campaign.  The campaign aims to improve the ability of Afghan doctors and healthcare workers to detect and treat Afghans suffering from tuberculosis (TB).

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Two delegations of Afghan transportation officials completed study tours to India, Kenya and Tanzania to gain a better understanding of how road maintenance institutions were developed and have improved transportation infrastructure in those countries, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on Tuesday. The study tours were part of a USAID project to help Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) develop a sustainable approach to road maintenance in Afghanistan.

USWDP and Kabul Medical University Sign Letter of Agreement for Bio Medical Engineering Technology Program
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – USAID on Thursday announced a new engineering degree program with Kabul Medical University.

Kabul Medical University (KMU) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) initiated the project at a ceremony on February 9. The program is designed to train technicians on how to repair critical medical equipment.

Modern medical equipment in Afghan hospitals and clinics is often provided by international donors and frequently needs specialized technicians for proper operation and maintenance.

Students from American University of Afghanistan pose for a photo with the US Ambassador, Michael McKinley (center)
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 5:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United States Department of Commerce hosted Afghanistan’s first national moot court competition for international commercial arbitration from January 31 to February 2, 2015.

USAID Humanitarian Assistance
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 4:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States will contribute an additional $33.8 million in new food assistance as part of ongoing U.S. support for the United Nations’ World Food Program’s Proteracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) in Afghanistan.

The goal of the PRRO mission in Afghanistan is to enhance food and nutrition for over 3.7 million vulnerable people in 184 food-insecure districts. The operation also develops and maintains the ability to quickly respond to emergencies.

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