Recent Site Articles
The Economic Case for LGBT Equality Worldwide
by Claire Lucas on 21st November 2014
It has long been suspected that LGBT discrimination stifles innovation, curbs economic growth and locks people into the devastating cycle of extreme poverty. A new report proves it.
Building Ebola Treatment Units to Foster Hope, Healing in Liberia
by Carol Han on 20th November 2014
Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai, middle, gets a tour of the U.S.-built Tubmanburg Ebola treatment unit from USAID partner
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5 Million Child Slaves, One Nobel Peace Laureate
by Bama Athreya on 20th November 2014
On this Universal Children's Day (November 20), Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Sathyarthi is launching a new campaign to target some of the world's most vulnerable and exploited children: the estimated 5.5 million child slaves around the world. There is much to be done, and USAID is part of the solution. Through programming to counter trafficking in persons, USAID is supporting organizations on the frontlines of tackling this problem.
The Power of Toilets, Simple Medicines, and Strong Policies to Stop Diarrhea
by Steve Davis on 19th November 2014
Access to toilets, safe water, vaccines, and simple interventions like oral rehydration solution (ORS) and zinc have the power to stop deadly diarrhea and save lives. But like all health innovations and interventions, toilets need more champions and complementary policies to reach their full lifesaving potential.
One Year Later—the Road to Resilience After Typhoon Haiyan
by Nancy Lindborg on 18th November 2014
USAID is taking the lessons learned from Haiyan, and scaling up the best solutions for building resilience, especially in areas of recurring shocks. USAID launched the Global Resilience Partnership, to catalyze locally driven, high-impact solutions to resilience challenges. Do you have innovative ideas for building resilience?
Recapturing Growth in Ebola-Stricken West Africa
by Stephen O’Connell on 17th November 2014
USAID is working with reformers highlighted in World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2015 to partner with West African governments to tackle the economic challenges caused by the Ebola epidemic.
“Being LGBT” in Asia
by Thomas White on 13th November 2014
USAID’s “Being LGBT in Asia” initiative has just released its eighth series of comprehensive country reports. They examine the LGBT experience across Asia, highlighting the various stages of social acceptance, tolerance and challenges that LGBT people experience across the continent.
You Can’t Save Lives if you Don’t Fight Pneumonia
by Robert Steinglass and Katrin DeCamp on 12th November 2014
Achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 – to reduce child mortality by two-thirds by 2015 – will not be realized without better addressing pneumonia, the leading killer in children under 5.
Assistance Supports Dignity for Syrian Refugees, Markets for Jordan
by Ambassador David Lane on 10th November 2014
Despite a strong desire to help, Jordanians are understandably concerned about the resources required to support their needs.
Moldova at a Crossroad
by Jonathan Katz on 5th November 2014
USAID is committed to supporting Moldova’s EU integration path in the face of ongoing pressure.
Bill Berger: “There is no book on responding to this Ebola crisis… we’re writing it now.”
by Bill Berger on 29th October 2014
This is the fifth installment in our Profiles in Courage series in which photojournalist Morgana Wingard compiles snapshots and sound bites from our USAID and Disaster Assistance Response Team staff on the front lines of the Ebola response. Here she talks to the leader of USAID’s Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, Bill Berger.
First Look at a New Hospital for Ebola Aid Workers: 10 Photos You’ve Never Seen
by Morgana Wingard on 27th October 2014
Earlier this month, USAID Administrator Raj Shah toured a new 25-bed critical care hospital being built by the U.S. Government in Harbel, Liberia to treat health care and aid workers who fall ill to Ebola. These 10 exclusive photos offer a first look into the new facility.