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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Amid new indications that the rate of maternal mortality has worsened in the country, officials from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), international health organizations, and other government agencies met at the National Maternal and Newborn Health Conference last week to address the issues and help save the lives of Afghan women and children.

Over the two-day event, the conference’s participants worked to develop a strategy that includes an agreed timeline for key short term (6-12 months) and long term (1-5 years) priorities to address the leading causes of maternal mortality and newborn health issues, along with public and private sector implementation approaches and program accountability mechanisms at the provincial and community levels that are responsive to the high burden of maternal and newborn deaths.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, the Supreme Council of Water Affairs Management of Afghanistan convened the 2009 Water Resource Management Conference in Kabul. Held in partnership with the U.S. Government, the three-day event provided a forum for stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of sustainable development and water resource management in Afghanistan.
 
Friday, July 3, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On July 3, Turquoise Mountain Foundation held its Summer Festival and Sale of Afghan Arts at Qala-e-Noborja, a 19th century fort, in Kabul. Held in partnership with the U.S. Government, the festival and sale featured high-quality traditional Afghan crafts, including woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, and jewelry, made by trained craftsmen.
 
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 5:30am
CHAHARIKAR, PARWAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- On June 30, the Chaharikar Municipality and the United States Government (USG) inaugurated four new public infrastructure projects to improve the quality and delivery of local government services to Afghan citizens.  The projects include the construction of a meat market with thirty shops, nine public latrines, a coffee house, and the renovation of the municipality building.
 
Friday, June 26, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer announced the start of the Ambassador’s small grants program to support gender equality in Afghanistan.  Launched at a joint press conference with Afghan Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs Syeda Mojgan Mostafavi, this three-year, $26.3 million program will provide technical assistance and small grants to women-focused Afghan NGOs in accordance with the National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan. 
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 5:30am
Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 5:30am
BAND-E-AMIR, BAMYAN, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Bamyan Governor Dr. Habiba Sarobi dedicated Band-e-Amir National Park in central Afghanistan.  Today’s dedication is the result of years of effort on behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, including the passage of the Environmental Law in 2007 and the park’s official declaration on April 22. 
 
Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On June 14, 2009, the United States Government and the City of Kabul celebrated the start of Bagrami Park rehabilitation at a foundation stone ceremony. The park rehabilitation will provide temporary jobs and income to Kabul residents facing unemployment and rising food prices.
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 5:15am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- On June 11, 2009, Nangarhar Public University (NPU) awarded Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees to 80 students.  These students are NPU’s first recipients of BBA degrees, having studied business management, accounting, and marketing under the instruction of some of the university’s top professors.
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 5:15am
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- On June 3, 2009, the United States, in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Transportation & Civil Aviation (MoTCA), opened Lashkar Gah’s Bost Airstrip in Helmand Province. Bost is the only completely civilian airstrip in Southern Afghanistan and is the catalyst for re-establishing commercial air service in Helmand.
 

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