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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 5:30am

HERAT, Afghanistan---The Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) held its 11th annual congress to discuss ways to improve maternal and newborn health. This year’s theme was “Midwives for a Better tomorrow,” highlighting the contribution of midwifery to improving health outcomes in Afghanistan.

Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Herat’s governor and Dr. Najia Tareq, Ministry of Public Health Deputy Minister for Service Provision opened the congress. Over 350 people attended the two-day event. The AMA Congress brings together maternal and child health policymakers, providers and recipients annually and is the largest event of its type in Afghanistan.

Gov. Rahimi praised the midwives for their sacrifice serving those most in need. “I am sure that your profession is full of challenges and problems,” said Gov. Rahimi.  “You are serving in rural areas where basic comforts are not available for you and your families,. But you have shifted your families to those places and serve your nation proudly.”

U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham and Minister of Telecommunications & Information Technology Amirzai Sangeen open the Access to
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 6:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Thousands of business representatives from across Afghanistan attended the kick-off of a Kabul exhibition promoting branchless banking and electronic payments.
The Afghanistan Banks Association (ABA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) were the organizers of the two-day Access to Finance (A2F) Exhibition. 
115 graduates of the Judicial Stage training received their diplomas at the Afghanistan Supreme Court.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A total of 115 students received both degrees and the opportunity to serve crucial roles in the Afghanistan judiciary. Afghan and U.S. government officials attended the ceremony yesterday at which 90 male and 25 female students graduated from the 28th Round of the Judicial Stage held at the Afghanistan Supreme Court.
The Judicial Stage is a program that trains law, Sharia, and Madrassa graduates to become the country’s next generation of judges.
Turquoise Mountain Great Serai in 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Turquoise Mountain, a Kabul-based international non-profit focused on the historical preservation of Afghan architecture and traditional crafts, has won a 2013 UNESCO Asian Cultural Heritage Restoration Program Award of Distinction for the restoration of Kabul’s Great Serai Palace. 
(From the Left) Director of Kabul Education Department Mohammad Mansoor, Minister of Education Dr. Farooq Wardak, USAID Assistan
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Sardar-e-Kabuli Girls High School was officially handed over to the Ministry of Education today, providing 6,000 girls with a bright, clean, and safe learning environment. The opening ceremony, attended by the Minister of Education and USAID officials, celebrated the completion of the USAID-supported project.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The modernization of Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghanistan’s central bank, continues with scheduled openings of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded upgrading branch buildings in Farah and Zabul provinces this month.
USAID Mission Director, Bill Hammink (first from the left) and other participants of the recent Donor Pledging Conference at the
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 4:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID Mission Director Bill Hammink announced that the United States will contribute $55 million to meet budget needs for Afghanistan’s 2014 elections.  Together, the United States and other donors have pledged $129 million to assist the Independent Election Commission organize Afghanistan’s April 2014 Presidential election.
USAID Mission Director William Hammink attends the launch ceremony of the Ministry of Women's Affairs Organizational Restructuri
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new three-year women's empowerment project today. The project aims to strengthen the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA) capacity to support women in Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Women's Affairs Organizational Restructuring and Empowerment Project (MORE) project will be implemented in partnership with the Asia Foundation. MORE is intended to help MoWA advance its policy mandate, gender equality and empowerment in Afghanistan.
A midwifery training session supported by USAID in Afghanistan
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID will continue to fund the wide range of successful health programs in Afghanistan.  USAID likewise will maintain its support of the Ministry of Public Health even after current activities end.
USAID commends the Ministry of Public Health and Her Excellency Minister Suraya Dalil for her leadership.  Ministry efforts have enabled the international community to contribute to successes that have touched the lives of millions of Afghan men, women and children.
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 5:30am



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