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October 23, 2017

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Sector Resiliency (HSR) Project supports the Afghan government to foster a strengthened, reformed, and increasingly self-reliant Afghan health system. The project’s technical objectives are to improve health sector governance and accountability, increase government financing for priority health services, and strengthen human resource systems and operations at the Ministry of Public Health.

October 23, 2017

Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five worldwide. Most diarrhea-related deaths in children are due to dehydration from loss of large quantities of water and electrolytes from the body in liquid stools. Management of diarrhea either through oral rehydration salts (ORS) or a recommended home fluid can prevent many of these deaths. Since 2003, Afghanistan has treated childhood diarrhea using the Basic Package of Health service delivery model.

October 23, 2017

Since 2003, Afghanistan has witnessed significant progress in the health sector. In spite of these gains, mortality rates for Afghan women and children remain among some of the highest in the world. This is in part due to the limited use of birth spacing and family planning services. In 2013, Afghanistan ranked 185 out of 201 countries on child mortality rates, and pregnancy-related deaths remain high for women of childbearing age.

October 22, 2017

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Afghanistan, is seeking applications from qualified Afghan nationals interested in providing the Personal Service Contract (PSC) services for the Secretary FSN-07 position, as described in the attached solicitation.

October 19, 2017

Today sees the first group of young female entrepreneurs graduate from Startup Valley, Afghanistan’s first private business incubator. Operated by AGHAEZ Professional Services and supported by USAID: Promote Women in the Economy (WIE), Startup Valley encourages the entrepreneurial mindset in youth, especially female university graduates. Out of over 150 applications, and 30 selected candidates, these 17 young women completed the incubation program and are now taking their business concepts to market.

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