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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:30am

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke, Secretary of the Ministry of National Health Services Muhammad Ayub Shaikh, Executive Director Health Services Academy Dr. Assad Hafeez, and Secretary Health Department Government of Sindh Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho signed the three new project commitment letters for the U.S. Government to provide budgetary support for Pakistani public health endeavors..

The first commitment letter between USAID and the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination aims to strengthen provincial health and population department planning and reform, increase public health sector financing, invest in childbirth care, and develop the public health workforce, especially skilled midwives and lady health workers.

The second letter of commitment between USAID and the Department of Health, Government of Sindh, aims to improve the use of data to inform public health planning. U.S. financial support will also enable the Department to develop effective province-wide monitoring capabilities and strengthen the monitoring and evaluation section of the Director General Health Sindh.

Education
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:00am

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)  Mission Director John Groarke, Dr. Muktar Ahmed, chairman of the Higher Education Commission, and Dr. Balig ur Rehman, State Minister of Federal Education and Training inaugurated the new $1.5 million Faculty of Education building at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), constructed by USAID to attract the best and brightest young Pakistani women to the teaching profession.  

Mission Director John Groarke visited a school in Islamabad and read books with students.
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:15am

In honor of World Book Day, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke visited a school in Islamabad and read books with students.

USAID Pakistan
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:15am

The workshop showcases the progress of new maize seed varieties that were given by the USAID-funded Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) last year to 20 Pakistani research organizations and Pakistani seed companies at the National Agricultural Research Center. 

Agriculture
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:30am

The Embassy of the United States of America is showcasing its long-standing support for Pakistan’s agriculture sector with a pavilion at the Dawn Food and Agri Expo.  The U.S. Pavilion highlights projects assisting Pakistani farmers to modernize the agriculture sector, strengthen value chains and improve market access while ensuring long term sustainability of agricultural production. The two-day exhibition in Lahore, inaugurated today at the Expo Center in Johar Town, is open to the public.

Women musical band performing at the event.
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:00am

America promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in Pakistan to enable them to fully participate in and benefit from economic, social, and political developments and help advance peace and security. 

All Three Funds under USAID’s Pakistan Private Investment Initiative Making Investments
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:45am

The U.S. government, in partnership with three investment funds,  is managing a pool of more than 15.6 billion Pakistani rupees to invest in Pakistan’s dynamic small and medium-sized businesses.

Agriculture
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Olive Development Group, created by the Government of Punjab with the support of USAID’s Punjab Enabling Environment Project, works with public and private sector entities to improve the business environment of the olive sector in Punjab. 

Agriculture
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:45am

U.S. Consul General Yuriy Fedkiw and Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Iwan Suyudhie Amri participated in the announcement of the harmonization of Indonesia’s import calendar with the Pakistani kinnow export season, thereby increasing trade of this commodity. 

USAID Pakistan
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:45am

The United States Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale and Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, inaugurated a Citrus Exposition organized by the United States-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development at the Marriott hotel in Islamabad.

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Last updated: February 13, 2017

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