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USAID’s Health Policy Project (HPP) works to build the Afghan Ministry of Public Health’s (MoPH) ability to regulate the health sector, coordinate its activities with the private sector, and improve financial management within the Ministry.

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.

Communicable diseases account for 60 to 80 percent of all outpatient visits and more than half of all deaths in Afghanistan. Controlling communicable diseases is one of the highest priorities for the Ministry of Public Health.


  • Implementation period: September 2013 - August 2015
  • Project budget: $1.2 million


  • Implementation period: June 2013 – June 2015
  • Project budget: $1 million

The Strengthening Education in Afghanistan II (SEA II) project provides a broad range of support to institutions and civil society organizations working in Afghanistan’s education sector. Currently, SEA II partners with organizations that contribute to the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) strategic goals and objectives for education, including the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University and the National Science Center (currently named the General Directorate of Science and Educational Technology) and the Canadian Women for Women of Afghanistan. A flexible grants component provides assistance to Afghan organizations to address emerging and strategic education needs.

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Assessment of Learning Outcomes and Social Effects of Community-Based Education (ALSE) research project examines how well community based schools are helping children learn in core subjects such as literacy and mathematics.

The Global Partnership for Education Program is an initiative funded by multiple donors, including the United States, to help the Afghan government achieve its national Education for All goals. The Global Partnership for Education focuses on increasing and sustaining equitable access to quality education in 40 districts in 13 provinces of Afghanistan.

USAID’s Textbook Printing and Distribution Project supports Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education (MoE) to expand access to and improve the quality of basic education for Afghanistan’s school-aged children. Through this project, USAID partners with the Afghan government to procure and distribute appropriate, MoE-approved textbooks in Pashto, Dari and English.

The main objectives of USAID’s Energy Investment Activity are to help the country attract investment and create jobs in the energy sector. Through this activity, USAID works to revise and align the permitting processes for construction of electricity generation facilities, so they are consistent, transparent and investor friendly throughout the country.


Last updated: October 26, 2016

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