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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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In celebration of International Earth Day, the Director General of Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) declared Band-e-Amir as Afghanistan’s first national park. This official designation affords legal protection to the lakes and surrounding landscape, and will ensure sustainable environmental management for this area of great natural beauty.
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 5:00am
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 5:00am
SHIBIRGHAN, JAWZJAN, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Minister of Mines Adel opened the Yatimtaq and Gerquduq gas fields for testing and exploration at a ceremony dedicating the newly installed drilling rig.   
 
The Ministry of Mines, in coordination with the Afghan Gas Company, will use the USAID-funded rig to test gas levels in the fields’ wells to determine if they contain enough gas to fuel a regional power plant.  This testing represents a significant step towards establishing a reliable indigenous power source for Afghanistan. 
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On World TB Day 2009, the United States stands alongside other nations to combat global TB. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been a main donor supporting programs fighting TB for the past 7 years in Afghanistan.
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On March 19, 2009, Kabul University’s Law and Political Science and Sharia faculties dedicated four new classrooms.
 
The moot court classrooms will offer Afghan’s future legal professionals opportunities to develop their oral presentation and advocacy skills as they participate in simulated role-playing scenarios and moot court exercises.
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:45am
MAZARI SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- H.E. Mr. Mohammad Asif Rahimi, the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL), and Full Rank General Atta Mohammad Noor, Governor of Balkh Province, kicked off the opening ceremony of the Mazari Sharif International AgFair and Cashmere Exhibition today at the Mechaniza-i-Zeraati Fairgrounds.
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 4:45am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in coordination with regional Departments of Agriculture, planted 1,248,000 tree saplings on 510 hectares of land in 13 districts of Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces.
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghan Women’s Business Federation (AWBF) held its first ever, annual conference on February 25, 2009, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.  Member associations, businesswomen, private sector partners, Afghan government officials, international organizations, and other interested parties were in attendance at the one-day event.
 
One member, Ms. Fahima Barati, said that, “AWBF’s nationwide network opened up many doors for women’s business development, allowing women to help to build our country’s future.”

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