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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Good morning, Excellency Nasir Ahmad Durrani, Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Excellency Ali Ahmad Osmani, Minister of Energy and Water, representatives of the international community, civil servants of Afghanistan, civil society representatives, and all who work to improve access to rural water supply.

We’re glad all of you could be here today to talk little bit about water.

Water Fact #1 -Approximately 1.1 Billion People (1 in 7) Lack Access To Safe Water.

Water Fact #2- The damage and suffering caused by unsafe water is catastrophic.

Every year:

1.1 million people, mostly, children under the age of 5, die from diarrhoeal diseases directly attributable to unclean, unsafe water.

UNICEF estimates that approximately 1,000 children die every day due to diarrhoeal diseases, most of which could be prevented simply through access to clean water. A child dies every 90 seconds from a water-related disease.

Water Fact #3- The primary populations without access to clean water are found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Remarks as prepared for USAID Afghanistan Mission Director Herbert Smith

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Your Excellency, Dr. Fareeda Momand, Minister of Higher Education; Dr. Hamayoon, Kandahar Provincial Governor; Mr. Hakimi, Chancellor of the Afghanistan National Agriculture Science and Technology University; Distinguished Colleagues; Ladies and Gentlemen:

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Good morning everyone. Salam Alaikum.

First, I would like to recognize his Excellency CEO Dr. Abdullah, the Minister of Women’s Affairs, the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Dr. Sima Samar, Dr. Sorabi and other distinguished guests who are here with us today. The U.S. government is extremely proud to be partnering with you and with the Afghan Government on Musharikat, on Promote and on women's issues, more generally.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Good afternoon, Ambassador Michael McKinley, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, HE Humayoon Rasaw, Minister of Commerce and Industries, HE Eklil Ahmad Hakimi, Minister of Finance, distinguished guests.  I am pleased to welcome you here to the American Embassy for the launch of the Afghanistan Investment Climate Reform program, continuing the important work USAID and the IFC/World Bank Group have undertaken to strengthen the business climate in Afghanistan. 

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Greetings, opening remarks and formalities

Today we are celebrating an important event – and reminding ourselves to stay focused on ensuring becoming a mother is an occasion of joy, not tragedy. 

Reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality and morbidity remain among the highest priorities of the Ministry of Public Health and of the United States Agency for International Development both here in Afghanistan and globally.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Good morning. I am very pleased to be here at today’s event. I congratulate the Ministry of Public Health for launching the Health Economic Exchange Forum.  

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Afghanistan has made remarkable achievements over the last 12 years, some of the most dramatic of which are in the growing access to health care services and the resulting improvement in health outcomes.  Thanks to the dedication and professionalism of the Ministry of Public Health, and with the support of USAID and the international community, maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan have declined by 80 percent and child mortality rates by almost 50 percent.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Salaam Alaikum. Minister Zakhilwal, thank you for hosting this event today celebrating an important initiative between our two countries.
 

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The United States' support for Afghanistan’s energy sector is evidence of America’s extraordinary commitment to Afghanistan. We have partnered with the Afghan Government to invest in generation, transmission, and distribution systems throughout the country.  We have helped the government negotiate power purchase agreements with its neighbors.  We are working to bring in private sector investment to build a power plant for the Shibirghan gas field.  And we will eventually donate $150 million to refurbish and expand the Kajaki dam complex, which will triple power output for the 1.5 million people in the Hilmand River Valley.

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Monday, July 13, 2009
Salaam Alaikum.  Minister Shahrani, Governor Shirzai, Member of Parliament Mrs. Safie Sediqi, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the United States Government I am honored to be a part of this important event celebrating the launch of the Afghanistan Central Business Registry branch office in Jalalabad City.
 

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Last updated: October 24, 2016

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