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Ebola threatens not only lives, but livelihoods. If it is not contained, it could reverse years of development progress for the affected countries. That’s why the United States, along with our international partners, is stepping up to this challenge.
Today, West Africa faces the largest Ebola epidemic in history. A new Grand Challenge for Development is calling on innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs to design better protective solutions for the health care workers leading the battle against Ebola from the front lines.
In honor of Global Female Condom Day, read and share these five facts about female condoms, and help ensure that we continue celebrating successes in advancing sexual and reproductive health for all.
More and more, through our Agency’s ambitious reform agenda, USAID Forward, we create innovative partnerships with the private sector and work in tandem with governments and ministries to identify barriers to education and to remove them.
Three key takeaways: USAID-supported gender analyses in South Africa and Kenya zero in on the best ways to effectively introduce microbicides, an HIV prevention method that women can control.
USAID is boosting rural incomes through “mobile agriculture,” a promising technology that sends crucial information and financial services directly to farmers’ mobile phones.
USAID Office of HIV/AIDS Director David Stanton on his five takeaways from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
How does giving girls a proper education impact their health and well-being? Education is essential to fight poverty and all its corollaries: hunger, disease, resource degradation, exploitation and despair. In low-income countries, mothers who have completed primary school are more likely to seek appropriate health care for their children. A child born to a literate mother is 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5.
The global fight against TB remains fragile. Yet, promising new tools are now available, and donors and partners are allied around a new strategy with refocused resources. We are now at a crossroads between ending the TB epidemic by 2035 and witnessing millions more TB deaths. But with continued consultation, coordination and leadership, we believe we will end the epidemic.
To mark World Immunization Week, PATH is reporting on the lifesaving potential of vaccines against four illnesses that kill more than 2 million young children a year: malaria, pneumonia, rotavirus, and Japanese encephalitis. Here, Dr. John Boslego, director of PATH’s Vaccine Development Program, lists top 10 ways vaccines make a difference for children and for global health. This post originally appeared on PATH.