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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.

July 29, 2015

2015 07 27 Press Release - USAID Promote Jawana Women's Leadership (Pashto)

More than 100 Afghan women attended the ceremony.
July 27, 2015

 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) PROMOTE program launched the Jawana women’s leadership skills course with a ceremony at the Geology Faculty of Kabul University. 

Abdul Raziq Samadi (L), Head of DABS, and William Hammink (R), USAID Mission Director recognized the work of Ehsan Khaibar.
July 12, 2015

Kabul, Afghanistan - For two years, the problem at Tarakhil Power Plant baffled engineers and international consultants.  However, Afghan engineer Ehsan Khaibar figured out how to bring the plant’s master engine controls back online.  Khaibar, an electrical engineer, works at the Afghan national power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS).

July 12, 2015

2015 07 12 DABS Engineer Fixes Two-Year Problem at Tarakhil Plant (Dari)

July 12, 2015

2015 07 12 DABS Engineer Fixes Two-Year Problem at Tarakhil Plant (Pashto)


Last updated: September 02, 2015

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