U.S. Must Continue To Support Health, Development Gains In Afghanistan After Troop Withdrawal
Washington Post: How to keep Afghanistan on the right track
Rajiv Shah, USAID administrator
“…Working together, Afghans and Americans have built a foundation that will enable Afghanistan to seize a brighter future and work to fight the forces of terror and extremism. … Today, child mortality has been cut by more than half; maternal mortality has declined by 80 percent; and access to health services has been expanded by nearly 60 percent. … Our goal should be to keep our partnership with Afghanistan on track, help to ensure a credible political transition, dampen the economic shock of the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces, and promote stability. This is a common-sense strategy, and one that’s in the best interest of America’s security” (5/30).
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