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UMass Amherst- Programs Reach Around the World to Afghanistan

For nearly a decade, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been developing an expanding presence in Afghanistan, providing technical and educational programs that train teachers, improve that country's higher education system, and now help develop training for doctors and other medical personnel.

The most recent manifestation of this UMass Amherst connection to Afghanistan began in July 2009 when the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) asked the Center for International Education (CIE) and the Institute for Global Health (IGH) to work with Kabul Medical University. The two main tasks for the UMass team are to help improve the quality of medical education and develop a school of public health that will offer a master's degree program. More...

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