The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) works with the Ministry of Education to improve educational attainment in Afghanistan and provide educational services that generate measureable learning outcomes. Currently, USAID is conducting a national Early Grade Reading survey, the results of which will provide information for the Ministry of Education and the international donor community to support early grade reading reform.
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is not only a human rights violation but also a serious public health problem because of its physical, mental as well as sexual and reproductive health consequences. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Afghan Ministry of Public Health developed a treatment protocol to help health workers provide better quality care to GBV survivors and strengthen the overall health sector response to this issue.
Afghanistan has some of the highest levels of malnutrition among children and women in the world. According to the National Nutrition Survey 2013, more than 40 percent of Afghan children less than five years old have stunted growth, a symptom of chronic malnutrition.
The United States Agency for International (USAID) Health Sector Resiliency (HSR) Project supports the Afghan government to foster a strengthened, reformed, and increasingly self-reliant Afghan health system.
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. The Afghan National Nutrition Survey (2013) findings indicate that anemia exists in all age groups and is particularly high among adolescent girls.
Last updated: June 25, 2016