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Group photo of scholarship recipients
July 30, 2015
Cairo – Seventy-four outstanding young women from all parts of Egypt were honored on Tuesday, July 28 in Cairo as the first group of MBA and science degree students to depart very soon for the United States under the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI) launched in April of this year.
 
The HEI program is a multi-year, $ 250 million initiative in which the U.S. government is granting scholarships to over 1,900 Egyptian students to study at leading institutions in Egypt and the United States.  The program includes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate scholarships for high achieving young women from low income families in Egypt to study in the United States.
 
Speaking at a pre-departure ceremony honoring HEI’s first group of 53 MBA and 21 STEM scholarship winners, USAID/Egypt Education Director Katie Donohoe noted: “These girls join the ranks of thousands of Egyptians who have participated in exchange opportunities with the United States and then gone on to become leaders in medicine, law, education, business, engineering, agriculture, and the sciences.”
April 29, 2014

Today, 19 Egyptian firms completed extensive training through USAID on key aspects of export trade.  They attended four international trade shows over the past year that resulted in $1.4 million in sales orders received at shows and $5 million in projected future orders. 

As a result of the nurses' training program, infection rates decreased in Luxor, Aswan, and Qena.
April 28, 2014

Today, more than 100 health professionals celebrated the completion of a five-year program sponsored by the U.S. and Egyptian governments to improve the performance of nurses in Egypt. The project strengthened the management and leadership skills of 780 nurses in Upper Egypt, who in turn trained more than 1,000 additional health care professionals. As a result of this program, infection rates decreased and clinical care realized life-saving improvements in Qena, Luxor, and Aswan.

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks at a conference on women entrepreneurs in Egypt
April 10, 2014

Cairo – Today, over 120 experts in entrepreneurship participated in a U.S. government-sponsored conference focused on increasing the number of women entrepreneurs in Egypt.

“Entrepreneurship plays a significant role in driving economic growth and job creation,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, USAID Mission Director in Egypt.  “USAID is working to build the entrepreneurial capacity of women to develop businesses that will generate income for their families and to drive economic growth in Egypt.”

USAID Mission Director to Egypt Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks with job fair participants
April 6, 2014

Over 12,000 job seekers met with representatives from 120 companies and hotels today at the U.S. government-sponsored Alexandria Employment Fair.  Over 2,000 job seekers found employment at similar U.S. government-sponsored job fairs in Luxor and Beni Suef earlier this year.

A child receives her polio vaccination in Cairo today.
April 6, 2014

This week, 14.3 million Egyptian children under the age of 5 will be vaccinated against polio in the Ministry of Health and Population’s national polio immunization campaign.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing to the overall goal of sustaining Egypt’s polio-free status by supporting the logistics and operations of the campaign.

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Last updated: August 19, 2015

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