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September 2, 2015


  • 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.

Afghanistan-India Renewable Energy Summit
August 16, 2015

New Delhi, India – The Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union and the Ministry of Energy and Water hosted a two day Afghanistan-India Renewable Energy Summit in New Delhi on August 6 and 7. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Embassy of India in Afghanistan and the Federation of India Chamber of Commerce and Industries supported the event.

Nasima Niazai, Member of Parliament from Helmand Province, giving speech.
August 12, 2015

Women entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan gathered Aug. 3 to exchange ideas and close business deals during the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Women in Agribusiness Networking Conference. 

August 12, 2015


August 11, 2015

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 PSC services for the Secretary FSN-07 position, as described in the attached solicitation.

August 3, 2015

The New Development Partnership reflects more flexible and timely financial assistance, and contributes to the United States’ commitment to providing at least 50 percent of development assistance on-budget.


Last updated: September 02, 2015

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