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USAID leads on LGBT Inclusivity: Sharing Best Practices with the Private Sector and NGOs

At this year’s Out & Equal Summit, USAID presented a session on “Changing the Way of Doing Business: LGBT Integration at USAID.” Staff in attendance (from left to right): Claire Lucas, Regina Jun, Matthew Emry and Anthony Cotton. Photo credit: USAID

USAID has made bold institutional changes to policies, operations, and programming to advance the human rights of LGBT people abroad. Read more >>

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Access to Water Empowers Women in Morocco’s Middle Atlas

Increased access to water changes women and girls' lives in Morocco. Photo credit: USAID

By working directly with local partners, our assistance is amplified far beyond the water tap. Read more >>

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Why the Arts and Youth Matter for LGBT Global Development

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah dances with a Family Ayara Youth Foundation dancer in a trip to Bogota, Colombia in April 2013. Photo credit: USAID

Arts and youth play a key role in international development. Read more >>

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Strengthening the Philippines through USAID Relief

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eric Chiarito, from Hyde Park, N.Y., left, and Marine Sgt. Jonathan Thornton, from Lake Havasu, Ariz., load supplies to assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Photo credit: U.S. Navy.

Report from USAID’s Director of Foreign Disaster Assistance on combined USG effort to support those affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Read more >>

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Human Resources for Health: Foundation for Universal Health Coverage

A community health worker counts the respiratory rate of a young child in Dhanusha, Nepal.  Photo credit: Dillip Chandra Poudel, courtesy of Photoshare.

USAID will continue to support health workforce strengthening in order to improve access to and quality of health services for the most at-need populations. Read more >>

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Forest Success Stories Draw Crowd at U.N. Climate Talks in Warsaw

Victor Kabengele Wa Kadulu, National REDD+ Coordinator for the DRC answers audience questions at U.S. Center. Germany’s Christiane Ehringhaus looks on. Photo credit: USAID

Forestry and development experts gather in Warsaw to discuss successes and challenges in advancing forest conservation. Read more >>

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Tackling Malaria and Other Transboundary Challenges in the Lower Mekong through Regional Cooperation

Photo Credit: CIA World Factbook

More than 60 million people live in the lower Mekong River basin and currently struggle with drug-resistant malaria. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: POTUS on Typhoon Haiyan

POTUS on Haiyan

President Obama delivers remarks on Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Read more >>

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A “Conference of Parties” to Face Climate Change

Eric Postel is assistant administrator the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment

Assistant Administrator Eric Postel reflects on USAID’s participation in the “Conference of Parties,” a collaboration of nations to address global climate change issues. Read more >>

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MCHIP Plays Key Role Introducing Lifesaving Vaccine in Nine African Countries

Mother and child at the launch ceremony. Photo credit: MCHIP

Today, on World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP and USAID celebrate that this disease is preventable with safe, effective and affordable tools. Read more >>

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