Afghan Medical and Veterinary Professionals Attend Training Program

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August 25, 2015

A group of female medical professionals and a group of veterinary technicians visiting from Afghanistan for a training program sponsored by the United States and China both met with Ambassador Mohib today.

The joint training program for medical and veterinary professionals from Afghanistan is a partnership between the United States and China. The participants of both exchange groups have come to the U.S. for a training/exchange trip and then they will go to China for a similar training/exchange program.

The participants were jointly selected by the U.S. and Chinese governments, in close cooperation with the Afghan MFA, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Agriculture as a show of the United States and China's continued support for Afghanistan. The goal of the medical program is to introduce the participants to high-quality female and family-friendly healthcare facilities and best practices for holistic, less-medicalized health models in rural, low-resource communities. 

The delegations discussed the importance of bringing Afghanistan's health system up to par with modern standards, as well as the unique challenges they face. Ambassador Mohib pledged the Government of Afghanistan's continued support in their effort to make Afghanistan a place where all Afghans will have access to health services.