USAID’s Investment Climate Reform program supports the Afghan government’s efforts to improve Afghanistan’s investment climate by implementing business-enabling reforms that will make the country economically competitive, both regionally and globally. The program supports a number of reforms, such as special industrial licensing, construction permitting, and other areas associated with the World Bank’s (WB) “Doing Business” indicators in Afghanistan.
Human trafficking is a phenomenon which remains extremely pervasive both within and between Afghanistan and neighboring countries. Afghanistan is a source, transit and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labour and sex-trafficking.
Since 2008 USAID has trained health workers on TB case detection, diagnosis and treatment. Building on this foundation, the Challenge TB program improves TB control in Afghanistan by increasing case detection, improving treatment, and strengthening the Ministry of Public Health’s ability to coordinate and direct TB activities.
In Afghanistan, treatment of childhood diarrhea has been implemented through the existing Basic Package of Health Services service delivery model since 2003. However coverage of treatment of diarrhea with Zinc/Oral Rehydration Salts remains as low as 5 %.according to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010.
The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems project seeks to increase the availability and use of quality medicines and pharmaceutical commodities in Afghanistan.
Last updated: June 25, 2016