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September 2, 2015

OVERVIEW

  • Implementation period: November 2014 – December 2017
  • Project budget: $5.6 million

Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in adolescence is a major public health issue in Afghanistan, where the prevalence of anemia is among the highest in the world. Recent national nutrition survey findings indicate that anemia exists in all age groups and is particularly high among adolescent girls. Adolescents in general (age 10–19 years) are at high risk of iron deficiency and anemia due to poor dietary intake of iron, high rates of infection, notably from parasites, as well as from societal pressures for early marriage and adolescent pregnancy. Long-term problems associated with anemia include maternal mortality and complications while giving birth.

Girls enjoy the water at Babur Gardens park in Kabul.
March 22, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In celebration of World Water Day, the United States Embassy in Afghanistan renewed its commitment to improve access to water and sanitation for those in need.  Water is a basic requirement for life, yet a growing global population promises increasing demands on limited water resources and competition among users.
 
The USAID-funded Health Services Support Project and the Afghan Ministry of Public Health hosted a ceremony to recognize health
March 14, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The USAID-funded Health Services Support Project and the Afghan Ministry of Public Health hosted a ceremony today to recognize 37 health facilities from 11 provinces that have met high-quality standards.  USAID has worked closely with the Ministry to build the capacity of non-governmental organizations to improve the quality of health care services at these facilities.
Minister of Commerce and Industries H.E. Anwar ul Haq Ahadi (left) and U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm (right) unveil a permanent sig
March 13, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan traders will now have an easier time conducting export-oriented business after the Minister of Commerce and Industries H.E. Anwar ul Haq Ahadi and U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm officially opened a new One-Stop Shop for Exports in Kabul today.  Established by the Ministry of Commerce Export Promotion Agency for Afghanistan with support from USAID, the new facility is expected to significantly reduce document-processing time by enabling traders to complete all the necessary paperwork required to export their goods at one location.

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Last updated: September 02, 2015

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