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Saving Lives at Birth Innovator Named CNN Hero of the Year

Midwife in Samaru Clinic using typical kerosene lighting. Photo credit: We Care Solar

In March, Saving Lives at Birth innovator, Dr. Laura Stachel of We Care Solar, was named a CNN Hero of the Year. Read more >>

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Mapping Lebanon

Grace Abou-Jaoude Estephan, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the Lebanese American University. Photo credit: Grace Abou-Jaoude

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Grace Abou-Jaoude Estephan, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the Lebanese American University.

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USAID in the News

Deputy Administrator Steinberg speaks in Bangladesh. Photo Credit: USAID/Bangladesh

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 25, 2013. Read more >>

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Young Albanian Women Set Sights on IT

Egi Shikaju at the 2nd Annual Microsoft Imagine Cup held in Tirana, Albania on March 15. Photo credit: USAID

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID recognizes 20 year old, Egi Shikaju, whose team competed in this year’s competition of innovative software applications in Albania.

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Paying It Forward – How Education Can Create a Better Environment for Future Generations

Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, PhD, is a professor of Environmental Engineering and Management at Asian Institute of Technology. Photo credit: Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, PhD, a professor at Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. Read more >>

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The Transformational Power of Science

Christa Hasenkopf (third from left) with PEER group at an air quality monitoring station in Ulaanbaatar in 2012. Photo credit: Christa Hasenkopf

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Christa Hasenkopf, NSF International Research Fellow, who has been working on mitigating air pollution in Mongolia.

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African Nations Lead the Way on Country-owned Development

Progress in the most impoverished parts of our world creates new markets and stability. Photo credit: USAID

There’s no reason African countries can’t achieve greater growth in the agriculture sector to lift their people out of poverty and contribute to global food security.

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WWE Divas Help Refugees in Rwanda Fight Malaria

WWE Divas  Alicia Fox and Natalya Fox during their visit to Rwanda. They helped distribute bed nets to mothers and families, and visited health clinics and youth centers at the camps. Photo credit: Craig Ambrosio, WWE

Recently, WWE Divas Alicia and Natalya Fox, along with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, visited Rwanda to meet mothers and children fighting malaria. Read more >>

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Sarah Mendelson Featured on #AskUSAID Expert Hour Series on Twitter

Sarah Mendelson serves as deputy assistant administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

On March 22, Sarah Mendelson, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, participated in our #AskUSAID Twitter Expert Hour Chat on the topic of human trafficking. Read more >>

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Aid to Internally Displaced Persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

More than 12,000 water containers, 3,000 blankets and 1,000 kitchen sets were airlifted to Katanga Province in DRC from USAID’s stockpiles in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates (UAE). Photo credit: UNICEF

USAID has responded to urgent needs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by airlifting more than $270,000 worth of emergency relief supplies to the region. Read more >>

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