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Archives for 2011

A Success: USAID’s Neglected Tropical Disease Program

There is a group of diseases you don’t hear much about but that has a terrible impact on more than 1 billion people around the world – that’s one sixth of the world’s population. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified 13 of these as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and they include such dreaded illnesses […]

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Beyond ARVs: Comprehensive HIV Interventions in Ethiopia

An estimated 1.1 million people in Ethiopia are living with HIV/AIDS, which makes the country home to one of the largest populations of HIV-infected individuals in the world, according to UNAIDS.  Ethiopia is also one of the poorest countries in the world; only four countries fare worse than Ethiopia on the UN Development Program’s Human […]

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From the Field

In Tanzania, we are launching a Couples’ Communication Campaign.  This event will launch an advocacy campaign to promote communication within couples about family health and positive gender norms. In Madagascar, USAID’s Office of Food Security and Disaster Assistance is providing $2 million to support the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FAO locust response program […]

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Making Critical Connections: Agriculture, Nutrition, Health

By Kimberly Flowers, Feed the Future Sometimes bringing together nearly a thousand development leaders and experts from around the world around an issue can spark a global movement. Last week I participated in a conference  hosted by the International Food Policy and Research Institute (IFPRI) in New Delhi, India that was designed to leverage agriculture […]

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USAID in the News

February 8, 2011: In an editorial, Voice of America writes that 50 years after USAID was created, the agency still remains a vital actor in U.S. global presence. VOA also notes that USAID “has become a quiet force for progress: preventing disease and disasters, stabilizing societies and expanding free markets, and changing with the times […]

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Empowering Youth in India

By: Laura Rodriguez, USAID At the age of 17, Ishita Chaudhry recalls watching violent riots in her home country of India and being struck by the lack of political will and voice that her fellow peers had in decision making.  It was 2002.  Ishita was a senior in high school and suddenly became motivated to […]

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Staff Exchange Program Deepens Relationship Between Brazil and U.S.

By Mark Lopes, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID/ Latin America and Caribbean Bureau The US and Brazil took another step yesterday toward deepening our joint efforts in developing countries,  with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize a staff exchange program between USAID and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC). Starting in April 2011, USAID […]

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Picture of the Week

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My Journey with USAID

By Winston J. Allen, PhD Senior Evaluation Specialist, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning USAID entered my life in 1963, when I participated in the school lunch program at my elementary school, the Congo Town Municipal Primary School in the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The school lunch, supported by USAID, was a high […]

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Keeping America Safe: Development’s Role in National Security

By: Louisa Bargeron It was just a few weeks ago that Administrator Rajiv Shah described USAID’s plan for modernizing foreign assistance through a series of reforms to promote sustainable development and highlight the role of development in national security.  In Afghanistan, USAID’s efforts promotes security here and in the U.S. through coordinated civil-military projects like […]

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