KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (MARCH 16, 2005) — The USAID-funded REACH Grant Program for delivery of the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Afghanistan has announced a third round of awards totaling $5,535,650.

KANKAN, GUINEA  — A girls' soccer program in Upper Guinea promoting prevention of HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies proved so successful that UNICEF and the country's Ministry of Youth decided to replicate the program for young adults in Middle Guinea. The soccer program was developed by the PRISM project as part of its strategy to reach youth with messages designed to prevent HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and unwanted pregnancies.

The Global Health Council presented its 2005 Photography Award to Carmen Urdaneta for her body of work in the past year, especially her photographs from AfghanistanCAMBRIDGE, MA (MAY 25, 2005) — Carmen Urdaneta joined Management Sciences for Health in 1999, holding several positions in the U.S. and South Africa before being promoted to Senior Communications Associate in 2003. Carmen traveled extensively for MSH, documenting our work in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. A gifted writer and photographer, Carmen published numerous stories on public health issues.