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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.

North West Kabul substation, Afghanistan.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Every winter, Afghans weather the cold with a bukhari (wood stove) for warmth and use candles or gas lamps to light up the long, dark nights. But this winter, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and a consortium of donors including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the Asia Development Bank, the Government of India, and the Government of Germany launched an effort to bring round-the-clock power to Kabul.
 
سب ستیشن شمال غرب، افغانستان
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 4:45am
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On February 10, 2009, the first deployment of 500 laptop computers will be handed over by the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE) to the Estiqlal High School in Jalalabad, marking the launch of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program. 
 
Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 4:45am
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- More than 10,000 cash-strapped Afghans in the northern province of Balkh will take spades in hand to help dig their way out of the mounting problem of food insecurity and improve the livelihoods of villagers under a USAID-supported cash-for-work project.
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 3:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Domotex 2009, in Hannover, Germany, provided 26 Afghan carpet producers the opportunity to showcase their handmade carpet art in the world’s biggest carpet trade fair. 
 
Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 3:00am
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) honored 60 interns, including three women, at a ceremony on January 18 that recognized their successful completion of a six-month internship program in Kandahar province.
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) honored 120 interns in a graduation ceremony held at Kabul University on December 24.
 
The internship program provides a training and work opportunity to students studying economics, science, and agriculture at national universities in Afghanistan.  The interns are selected for a three month training program in management, modern accounting, and marketing, followed by a three month practical work period in the Afghan private sector. 
 
Minister of Women’s Affairs Hoson Banu Ghazanfar thanked USAID for organizing the workshop and said such trainings are integral
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghanistan’s first-ever national meeting of women legal professionals was held in Kabul from December 15 to 17, 2008. Nearly 180 women judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, law professors, and Ministry of Justice staff from 11 provinces attended the three-day Women Legal Professionals Leadership Workshop.
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 2:30am
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN- A nine megawatt diesel power plant went on line in Kandahar on December 1, providing increased electricity to homes and businesses to Kandahar city.
 

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