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Archives for 2012

Social Good: Igniting Passion and Innovation for a Better World

Just days before the U.N. Assembly, New York and the Twitterverse were buzzing with another important global conversation sparked by the third annual Social Good Summit.

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Moving USAID Forward in Haiti

There is a myth that when USAID enters into an agreement with a U.S.-based non-governmental organization or contractor, most of the money stays in the United States. The reality is much different. A significant amount of resources is spent locally.

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USAID Book Club: Millions Saved

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In Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved, Ruth Levine and the Center for Global Development’s What Works Working Group identify, describe and analyze what has had demonstrable impact, proffering crucial lessons about how to tackle challenges of HIV/AIDS, child survival and global health inequities in the future.

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Video: USAID at the UN General Assembly

“Our engagement at the end of the day makes the difference between a safer, more secure, more economically prosperous world and one that is less so.”

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Addressing Malnutrition – Turning Commitments into Action

While we share the same goal—healthy, well-nourished families and communities—too often, agencies, ministries, donors and businesses operate in silos, hindering action and missing key opportunities for collaboration that could improve the health and lives of millions.

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Ford Foundation Event Celebrates Premieres of Half the Sky and Women and Girls Lead Global

Amid the hubbub of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City, some 250 distinguished guests crowded the towering atrium of the Ford Foundation on Monday evening to celebrate the impending Independent Lens broadcast of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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Live @ UNGA – Day Three

Day three at UNGA included two marquee events spotlighting progress to date on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

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Building the Foundations for Sustainable Health Services

I am proud to serve as the Assistant Administrator for Global Health, where I’ve often remarked that I feel like a kid in a candy store when I think about all of the important work going on at USAID, especially in global health.

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5 More Questions about the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

In May 2012 we answered a few of the most common questions about the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. This blog post follows with additional answers to other common questions about the New Alliance and its progress.

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Have a Coke and Some Life-Saving Medicine

When was the last time you heard a woman say, “I went to the hospital to have my baby, but they sent me to the drug shop down the street to buy supplies?”

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