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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.”
USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin speaks at Trade Facilitation Project closing ceremony
June 3, 2015

Cairo - Today the United States Embassy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and SMEs, celebrated the end of a four-year USAID project to help small and medium-size Egyptian companies increase exports and become more energy efficient.  At the celebration, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that the program had increased Egyptian companies' export revenue by $17 million.

"The United States is committed to Egypt's inclusive economic growth and continued prosperity," said Sherry F. Carlin, USAID Mission Director in Egypt. "We believe one of the surest ways to promote economic growth is to encourage trade, especially among micro, small, and medium-sized Egyptian companies, since they are so important for the country's economy."

USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin speaks with students and teachers
June 1, 2015

The U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Education announced yesterday the launch of three new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) secondary schools in Alexandria, Dakahleya, and Assiut.  The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with the Government of Egypt to build and develop the country’s first two STEM high schools in 2011.

“The remarkable thing about STEM education is students learn how to think outside the box, conduct experiments, and work in teams,” said USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin. “These are all important skills that will help Egypt’s youth grow into future leaders and design solutions to the country’s greatest development challenges.”

May 10, 2015

Cairo – Today the Egyptian Ministry of Health released the results of the 2014 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and the United Nations Population Fund, completed this survey to help improve the health and nutritional status of the Egyptian people.   

“This survey provides critical data to detect health trends and identify issues to address,” said Sherry F. Carlin, USAID/Egypt Mission Director.  “Through support from the American people, Egypt now has nearly thirty years of data documenting its progress in improving the health of women and children, including child mortality, vaccination coverage, nutritional status, and maternal health care.”

U.S. Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft speaks at the launch of the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative.
April 26, 2015

Cairo – In partnership with the Egyptian Ministries of International Cooperation and Higher Education, the U.S. Government launched the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative today to provide educational opportunities for high-achieving Egyptians to learn skills that will better meet the needs of the 21st century economy.  Through this $250 million initiative, the U.S. Government will provide up to 1,900 university scholarships and exchanges to Egyptians to study in Egypt and the United States and will support up to 20 higher education partnerships to strengthen research and exchanges between Egyptian and U.S. universities. 

“Today we celebrate a new and exciting chapter in the educational history of our two nations – the comprehensive three year panorama of scholarships and university partnerships that the American government and people will fund and support,” said U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Stephen Beecroft. “The U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative is a sign of U.S. commitment to Egypt’s future.”

USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin speaks with Minister of Health Dr. Adel Al Adawy
April 19, 2015

Today the Egyptian Ministry of Health launched the 2015 National Polio Immunization Campaign to provide the first of two phases of polio vaccinations to up to 14.8 million children under the age of five.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the logistics and operations of the campaign to help Egypt sustain its polio-free status. “The American people rejoiced with the Egyptian people in 2006 when Egypt was declared polio-free,” said Sherry F. Carlin, USAID/Egypt Mission Director.  “USAID and the Ministry of Health are committed to keeping Egypt polio-free through this annual immunization campaign.”


Last updated: August 19, 2015

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