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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.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- His Excellency Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatamie, Minister of Public Health, presented Afghanistan’s challenges and accomplishments in the health sector to U.S. officials last week in Washington, DC.
 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID’s Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED) project financially supported a series of business skills development trainings provided to members of the Afghan National Business Association for Peace (ANBAP) in Kabul from July 21 to Aug 10, 2008.
 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 1:30am
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE- USAID efforts to improve the reliability of electricity in Southern Afghanistan achieved a significant milestone recently with the delivery of two 20MVA transformers to Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province. Once installed, the two transformers will improve capacity of the city’s electrical substation to supply the power needs of Lashkar Gah.
 
Friday, August 8, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- With little else other than a few changes of clothes, a judge from rural Afghanistan said he walked eight days from his isolated district in order to attend a judicial skills training program in Kabul organized by the USAID-funded Afghanistan Rule of Law Project .
 
Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 1:30am
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghanistan Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation H.E. Hamidullah Qaderi; The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock H.E. Obaidullah Ramin; along with Governor Gulab Mangal and U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Dell, broke ground today on a civilian airfield in Helmand Province. This project will bolster Helmand Province’s capacity to fly air freight as well as civilian passengers to the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, U.S. Ambassador William Wood, Minister of Public Health Dr. S.M. Amin Fatamie, Minister of Finance Anwar-ul Haq Ahady, and USAID Director Dr. Michael Yates signed an agreement to give an estimated $218 million in new assistance directly to the Afghan Ministry of Public Health of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 1:30am
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- In support of Afghanistan’s Master Plan for Agriculture, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing licit alternatives to growing poppy in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province through a planting project that takes advantage of the high returns currently being seen globally for corn and peanut crops.
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 1:15am
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- USAID efforts to establish a commercial poultry facility in Helmand Province hit a significant milestone with the successful transport of 5,000 day-old layer and broiler chicks to Lashkar Gah earlier this week.
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 1:15am
PARIS, FRANCE- SAID and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) work together to ease Afghanistan's food crisis.
 

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