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Archives for 2014

“I’ve Never Had a Job Like This”: Life Inside an Ebola Treatment Unit

Audrey Rangel

California nurse, Audrey Rangel, works at the Ebola treatment unit in Bong County. She explains what it’s really like and talks about one of the patients she met inside. Watch the video and go inside the Ebola response with Audrey.

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Livestock Production: Empowering Women in Ethiopia

Yeshi, a professional milkmaid, milks cows for households throughout Bishoftu twice a day—early in the morning and again at night. / CNFA

Through livestock and agricultural training, USAID is helping women farmers in Ethiopia take on leadership roles in their communities.

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The Digital Development Opportunity

Bangladeshi farmer Jalal Kha talks over a mobile phone as he works in his paddy field. / AFP, Farjana K. Godhuly

New technologies have created unprecedented opportunities to end extreme poverty. USAID is proud to endorse a set of guidelines on digital development, the Greentree Principles, to help ensure we’re effectively harnessing digital technology to transform lives.

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Justin Pendarvis: “We have to demystify Ebola. It’s not a superhuman and magical thing.”

Justin-Pendarvis

This is the third 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 and USAID’s Natalie Hawwa talk to the first man on the ground with USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team, Public Health Advisor Justin Pendarvis.

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2014: A Year of Food Assistance

Food distribution in South Sudan. / World Food Program

Over the past year, USAID has responded to several large-scale humanitarian crises using new and innovative approaches to food assistance.

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Announcing USAID’s Open Data Policy

AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

USAID has just released its first ever open data policy. We want you engaged in the process!

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An Outsized Problem with a Small-sized Solution

A child eats his ready-to-use therapeutic food to treat his malnutrition. / USAID, Katie McKenna

In the small country of Burundi, malnutrition is an elephant-sized problem, and has remained stubbornly high across the population. See how USAID is changing that with a new food product.

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Standing with Civil Society

Photo of woman with ink on finger

Larry Garber highlights the importance of civil society and the need for USAID to ensure that, when it comes to civil society, our financial investments are met by our political commitments.

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Reducing Disaster Risk for All Generations

Vietnam Red Cross and local volunteers organize an evacuation of older community members during a flood simulation drill. / Brian Heidel, USAID

This year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction emphasizes the need to ensure that disaster planning and mitigation efforts are inclusive of all people, particularly the aging population. The day also recognizes the experience and knowledge that the aging population can bring to disaster preparedness–showing that all generations can learn from one another by working together before disasters strike to reduce risk and increase resilience.

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Calling all Innovators to Help Fight Ebola

Health workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) wait to enter the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia on Sept 22. 2014. PPE is their primary protection, but it is also the greatest source of stress

Today, West Africa faces the largest Ebola epidemic in history. A new Grand Challenge for Development is calling on innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs to generate pioneering solutions that help health care workers on the front lines provide better care and contain this devastating virus.

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