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Date:3/3/2010

panded educational opportunities, rebuilt schools and increased support for higher education.  We trained 10,852 health care providers, 82 percent of whom were women, and provided essential care to nearly 400,000 newborns.  Over the life of our program, we have helped treat 934,000 children for pneumonia, 1.6 million cases of child diarrhea, and provided DPT vaccines to 731,500 babies through training programs for health care workers.

We have also focused on generating economic opportunities for the people of Pakistan, contributing to the country's stability.  USAID programs generated more than 700,000 employment opportunities in 2009, including training more than 10,000 women in modern agricultural techniques.  

The funding increase in FY 2011 for Pakistan will help USAID reach approximately 60,000 more children with nutrition programs, increase enrollment in both primary and secondary schools by over 1 million learners, and support 500,000 rural households to improve agricultural production.

Finally, turning to Iraq, we have transitioned to a new phase in our civilian assistance relationship – shifting away from reconstruction toward the provision of assistance to bolster local capacity in line with Iraqi prior
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