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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.

Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 2:00am
FAIZABAD, BADAKHSHAN PROVINCE- Ambassador William Wood, joined by Badakhshan Governor Monshi Majid and provincial and district officials, inaugurated a new 12-km road connecting Faizabad, the provincial capital, to the district center of Argo, during a trip to the province on Oct. 26. 
 
Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Following the success of the first Afghanistan International Carpet Fair held in 2007, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan, in cooperation with the Afghanistan Carpet Guild and the Kabul Carpet Association, is pleased to present the second Afghanistan International Carpet Fair from 26-28 October at the historic Babur Gardens.
 
Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 2:00am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Today, thousands of farmers, livestock owners, businessmen, women entrepreneurs, Government representatives, and visitors will come together for Jalalabad’s third annual Agro-Industrial Trade Fair. 
 
The Fair will host more than 150 vendors representing companies from eastern region and around Afghanistan in various sectors including livestock, fruit and vegetables, input supplies, agro-processing, handicrafts, textiles, manufacturers, traders, importers, and exporters.
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Since opening its doors on August 27, 2008, the Independent National Legal Training Center Law Library (INLTC) membership has grown to over 200 members.
 
The library, which was designed and developed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), now counts attorneys, Supreme Court staff members, judges, and judicial candidates, as well as members of the law and Sharia faculties at Kabul University, among its membership.
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghanistan Court Administration System (ACAS), Afghanistan’s new case information management system jointly developed by the Supreme Court and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was presented to President Hamid Karzai on September 10, 2008.
 
The presentation of ACAS was part of the Supreme Court’s annual update on the status of Afghanistan’s judiciary, held at the Office of the President and attended by the Chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court.
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On World Food Day, the United States stands with other nations in the world to combat global hunger and malnutrition. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported programs to prevent malnutrition for more than 30 years.
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, H.E. Minister of Education Hanif Atmar, USAID Acting Mission Director Peter Argo, and Binod Shrestha from UN-HABITAT signed an agreement to strengthen the Ministry’s National Literacy Program through a $40 million, USAID-funded literacy and business skills training program that will help  312, 000 Afghans take the first steps out of poverty.
 
The Dutch provincial reconstruction team in Uruzgan delivered 12,000 rule of law comic book sets for distribution to schoolchild
Monday, September 29, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Working together to improve the rule of law in Afghanistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Dutch Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Uruzgan province coordinated the delivery of 12,000 sets of comic books with legal awareness messages to elementary schools throughout the province.
 
Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 1:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, a new central business registry opened at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This registry makes it possible to register a business in one step.
 
“Afghan businessmen will be able to register their businesses faster, cheaper, and easier,” said Mir Muhammed Farhang, Minister of Commerce and Industry.  “This is a good way for a business to improve itself while setting the foundation for a thriving Afghanistan.” 
 

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