Recent Site Articles
How Progress Works: A Disappointing Microbicides Trial and Why We’re Not Discouraged
by David Stanton on 24th February 2015
Back to the drawing board: The FACTS 001 trial, a study to test whether tenofovir gel could prevent HIV infection, did not confirm the gel’s effectiveness. While these results are disappointing, USAID is supporting the development of many other promising solutions, including vaginal rings and long-acting injectables.
New tools for LGBTI-inclusive development
by Laura Adams on 23rd February 2015
USAID has published a new toolkit to help development professionals better integrate LGBT people into programming. The toolkit is based on examples of programs and case studies from the Europe and Eurasia region.
Guinean Doctor Survives Ebola, Pays It Forward
by Jacqueline Aribot and Alisha Horowitz on 20th February 2015
Dr. Thierno Souleymane Diallo, a formidable ally in Guinea’s fight on Ebola, eventually became an Ebola survivor. Now he is championing infection prevention and promoting the control skills he learned through USAID.
One Team, One Mission. USAID Employees Share Their Stories on Agency Transformation
by Stephanie Bluma on 18th February 2015
An online book released on Administrator Shah’s last day draws from more than 80 interviews with USAID staff members around the world.
Building the Bridges of the New Silk Road
by Larry Sampler and Jonathan Stivers on 13th February 2015
What would it take to reconnect Central and South Asia along a New Silk Road? Explore USAID’s efforts to link Central and South Asia, and how these efforts are building a more secure, stable and prosperous future for the entire region.
Historic Donor Agreement: More Money Where It Is Needed Most
by Alex Thier on 12th February 2015
The post-2015 development agenda talks are well underway. Already, significant changes have amended lending-reporting practices, making aid more transparent, fair and effective. Next stop: Addis Ababa.
In National Security Strategy, Key Role for Development
by Alex Thier on 6th February 2015
Today the White House unveiled its 2015 National Security Strategy which elevates USAID’s work as central to America’s interests. It makes a clear case that the United States is safer and stronger when fewer people live in extreme poverty, when civil society flourishes and when governments are accountable to their people.
Anatomy of a Logistics Operation: How USAID is Equipping Ebola Fighters on the Frontlines
by Carol Han on 28th January 2015
Transporting vital supplies and critical commodities quickly to the epicenter of an international disaster is what USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance does every day. However, the Ebola response has proved especially challenging for USAID’s disaster experts.
Training the Next Generation of Ebola Fighters
by Carol Han on 15th January 2015
Welcome to the nerve center of the U.S. health care worker training program. It’s a replica of an Ebola treatment unit (ETU), where doctors, nurses, hygienists, and others learn how to safely care for Ebola patients while staying alive.
Feed the Future: Progress in the Goal of Ending Hunger
by Nancy Stetson and Tjada D'Oyen McKenna on 14th January 2015
As we start 2015, take a moment to learn about global hunger and consider what you can do to help end it. You can start by reading Feed the Future’s “Year in Review.”