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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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 1:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Reform and modernization of procedures for enforcing civil and commercial court judgments are crucial to building Afghanistan’s economy.
 
That is the rationale behind USAID’s efforts to assist the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as it prepares, in partnership with other stakeholders such as the Afghanistan Supreme Court, to modernize Afghanistan’s outdated Law on the Acquisition of Rights.
 
Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 1:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On May 10, the Supreme Court inducted 183 judicial candidates into the 25th Stage Judicial Training Program at Kabul Polytechnic University.  These judicial candidates, graduates of Law and Sharia faculties and madrassas from across Afghanistan, will train for the next 36 weeks to become the next generation of judges.
 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 1:15am
SHEIK MESRI NEW TOWNSHIP, NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN- Local and provincial government members participated in a groundbreaking on May 5th for an 8km gravel access road which will intersect with the European Community-funded Jalalabad Bypass road. The road will link Sheik Mesri New Township with Jalalabad and the broader Nangarhar community.
 
Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 1:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Minister of Public Health Dr. Sayed Amin Fatimi opened the Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) 4th Annual Congress on May 3, 2008, in Kabul. After remarks by Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs Palwasha Kakar, over 450 attendees from throughout Afghanistan assessed the progress the AMA has made since its inception in 2005.
 
Monday, April 28, 2008 - 1:15am
KABUL- On Saturday, April 26, 2008, President Karzai and U.S. Ambassador William B. Wood witnessed the signing of a contract for the development of a 101 kilometer road funded by the United States Government through the Agency for International Development (USAID) that will connect Khost and Paktia provinces to the Ring Road and Kabul.
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 1:15am
KABUL- On April 21, international donors convened at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul to discuss improvements in donor coordination and aid effectiveness.
 
Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 1:00am
BADAM BAGH, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On April 20, Minister Obaidullah Ramin of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock hosted a group of international donors at Badam Bagh Fairgrounds in Kabul.
 
On April 20, Minister Obaidullah Ramin of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock hosted a group of international donors at Badam Bagh Fairgrounds in Kabul. 
 
Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 1:00am
WASHINGTON, DC- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the award of a two-year, $55 million contract to improve the economic and social infrastructure in western Afghanistan.  This program will expand USAID’s alternative development efforts and will promote productive agriculture, improve economic opportunities, and expand economic growth.  The contract was awarded to ARD, a subsidiary of Tetra Tech, Inc. located in Pasadena, CA.
 

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