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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:15am

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Using support from USAID, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today launched the country’s Data Warehouse, a web-based system for storing and sharing public sector health data with stakeholders and policy-makers.

The main objective of the Data Warehouse is to improve organizational access to and use of data for effective planning, decision-making and tracking of health programs. Before this initiative, public health sector data was unintegrated, off-line and not easily accessible to stakeholders to use for health programs planning and assessing status of services. Using the District Health Information Software, managers, policy makers, stakeholders and the public will have easy access to this important health data.

First-Ever Demographic and Health Survey Completed in Afghanistan
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 4:15pm

Kabul, Afghanistan - Almost half of births in Afghanistan are being delivered in a health facility, and just over half are assisted by a skilled provider, according to Afghanistan’s first ever Demographic and Health Survey Key Indicators Report [670K], released today by the Afghan Central Statistics Organization and the Afghan Ministry of Public Health.

USAID Recognizes Forty Afghan Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 5:15pm

U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley recognized the contribution of a group of 40 companies from Kabul, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Herat, and Mazar-i-Sharif that - in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprise (ABADE) program - have invested $24.7 million in expanding their businesses with the expectation of creating 2,400 new jobs over the next several years. On average, they have contributed almost $5 for every $1 USAID has contributed.

USAID Promote Musharikat National Summit
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:00am

H.E. CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, P. Michael McKinley recognized 300 women civil society leaders for their work to empower the women of Afghanistan and encouraged the continuation of their efforts.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:00am

USAID's Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project in collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education and the Private Schools Union of Afghanistan organized a one-day Access to Finance Business-to-Bank Roundtable and Exhibition on Financing the Education Sector in Kabul on May 1st, 2016.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:00am

USAID's Capacity Building and Change Management Program II (CBCMP-II) is installing solar power systems for three District Agriculture Offices in Nangarhar that will provide renewable and uninterrupted electricity.

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 8:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan - The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project and the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance recognized 100 professional women who successfully completed a six-month Women in the Financial Sector Internship Program.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 8:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) held the first Respectful Maternity Care National Planning Workshop to foster a shared understanding of the problem of disrespect and abuse in maternity care. Ministry officials engaged partners and stakeholders to mutually identify mechanisms to promote Respectful Maternity Care approaches within existing services for mothers and children.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 8:15am

Mazar-e-Sharif, April 11 – The USAID funded Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprise (ABADE) program conducted a ceremony to express appreciation to 35 of its Afghan partners in public-private alliances in the Northern region. The ceremony held in Mazar on Sunday, April 10, recognized the contribution of a select group of companies that - in collaboration with the ABADE program - have invested more than 3 million dollars in expanding their businesses to create 700 new jobs over the next several years.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 8:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agricultural Credit Enhancement Program - II (ACE-II), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) is supporting the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) to provide long-term loans for the First Microfinance Bank (FMB) and the Afghan Rural Finance Company (ARFC) to fund expansion of their lending activities to Afghan farmers and to small- and medium-size agribusinesses. 

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Last updated: October 24, 2016

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