$4M contract supports advancing health sciences higher ed in Afghanistan

January 22, 2021

The University of Minnesota was awarded a $4.48 million contract to support health sciences higher education advancements in Afghanistan.

The Advancing Higher Education for Afghanistan’s Development (AHEAD) program, funded by USAID and led by FHI 360 and four university consortia members, supports the government of Afghanistan, its Ministry of Higher Education and numerous Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to increase access to and quality of their higher education programs and to ensure they are responsive to workforce needs.

The lead university partners include Virginia Tech (agricultural sciences), the American University of Afghanistan (business), University of Massachusetts (education) and the University of Minnesota (health sciences).


Students practice on a dummy patient