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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – One of the most difficult challenges for women farmers and agriculture-related business owners in Afghanistan is the access to credit for their agriculture operations, and understanding how credit works for them. However, help is on the way, thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

On Wednesday, USAID’s Agricultural Credit Enhancement Phase-II project (ACE-II) hosted the first Women’s Agricultural Credit Shura in Kabul to raise women’s awareness in agricultural credit. This gathering focused on practical training of women to apply for and to manage credit.  This one-day event brought together a number of top microfinance institutions in Afghanistan along with other financial experts to work with Shura attendees.  The event is the first of a series of Shuras planned throughout the country.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 4:45pm

The Ministry of Public Health celebrated International Nurses Day 2016 with the theme “Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving Health Systems' Resilience.” This day marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and is celebrated around the world.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Vice Chancellor of Kabul University, Professor Raihana Popal, announced a new advanced degree program at Kabul University that will develop and support the careers of business professionals.

First-Ever Demographic and Health Survey Completed in Afghanistan
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 4:15pm

Kabul, Afghanistan - Almost half of births in Afghanistan are being delivered in a health facility, and just over half are assisted by a skilled provider, according to Afghanistan’s first ever Demographic and Health Survey Key Indicators Report [670K], released today by the Afghan Central Statistics Organization and the Afghan Ministry of Public Health.

USAID Recognizes Forty Afghan Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 5:15pm

U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley recognized the contribution of a group of 40 companies from Kabul, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Herat, and Mazar-i-Sharif that - in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprise (ABADE) program - have invested $24.7 million in expanding their businesses with the expectation of creating 2,400 new jobs over the next several years. On average, they have contributed almost $5 for every $1 USAID has contributed.

USAID Promote Musharikat National Summit
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:00am

H.E. CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, P. Michael McKinley recognized 300 women civil society leaders for their work to empower the women of Afghanistan and encouraged the continuation of their efforts.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:00am

USAID's Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project in collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education and the Private Schools Union of Afghanistan organized a one-day Access to Finance Business-to-Bank Roundtable and Exhibition on Financing the Education Sector in Kabul on May 1st, 2016.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:00am

USAID's Capacity Building and Change Management Program II (CBCMP-II) is installing solar power systems for three District Agriculture Offices in Nangarhar that will provide renewable and uninterrupted electricity.

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 8:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan - The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project and the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance recognized 100 professional women who successfully completed a six-month Women in the Financial Sector Internship Program.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 8:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) held the first Respectful Maternity Care National Planning Workshop to foster a shared understanding of the problem of disrespect and abuse in maternity care. Ministry officials engaged partners and stakeholders to mutually identify mechanisms to promote Respectful Maternity Care approaches within existing services for mothers and children.

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Last updated: October 24, 2016

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