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Telling Our Story

USAID successes are once again being broadcast to the world through the recently revamped USAID Telling Our Story page, and now you can catch the latest and greatest tales right here on the blog. That’s right, Telling Our Story, a site bursting with stories of development success and progress, is up and running. Check out […]

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Supporting a Sustainable Economy in Northern Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, USAID is supporting activities that increase economic opportunities, enhance respect for human rights, strengthen rule of law, improve responsive governance, and foster political reconciliation.  In recent years Sri Lanka has gone through major transitions. More than two decades of fighting prevented Sri Lanka from reaching its potential. The goal of this work […]

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U.S., Russia Explore Opportunities to Collaborate to End Polio

Submitted by Jonathan Hale Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe & Eurasia Today, I am back in Moscow.  The Russian government has already made significant contributions to stopping the polio outbreak in Central Asia. Now we are exploring opportunities for further U.S.-Russian collaboration on this issue to work toward ending polio once and for all. I met […]

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A Preview of the President’s Forum With Young African Leaders

Submitted by Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Cross-posted from the State Department’s Dipnote blog. This year, 17 sub-Saharan African countries celebrate 50 years of independence, and the Obama Administration is ready to look forward towards greater partnerships with African nations. Acknowledging the value of engaging young leaders in the […]

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USAID – From the Field

In Egypt USAID is supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) by providing full, two-year scholarships for a total of 25 ministry employees to attend U.S. – based MBA programs. This program targets a small number of employees who have leadership potential to be change agents to implement Egypt’s health sector reform program; and it responds […]

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Interns Meet Administrator Shah

Submitted by Michael J. Del Moro, FrontLines Intern, USAID The buzz about a fresh, youthful energy infiltrating the agency was at full pitch today when a group of student interns got the chance to meet Administrator Shah in an informal setting. For months, young-ins like me had experienced the abundance of energy and passion for […]

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Advancing Maternal and Child Health in the World We Live In

When the theme of the 15th African Union Summit in Kampala, Uganda was announced, there was tremendous excitement among the public health community. “Maternal, Infant, and Child Health and Development in Africa” would be a real opportunity to bring to the fore some of the most critical issues in health and development. While specific diseases […]

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USAID – From the Field

In Zambia USAID has partnered with World Vision to implement The Community Based Prevention Initiative for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Youth and other Vulnerable Populations Program to strengthen community response and leadership for HIV prevention and improve the quality of life for orphans and other vulnerable, at-risk children.  USAID and World Vision will work with the Zambian […]

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How to describe the International AIDS Conference in Vienna?

Submitted by Robert Clay, Director of USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS Over 20,000 people (a small city) all focusing on one of the greatest development problems of our time. The first thing that strikes you is the diversity of those at the meeting – from the famous (Bill Clinton and Bill Gates) to academia (professors and students) […]

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The President’s Commitment to Fight HIV/AIDS

Cross-posted from The White House Blog.  Originally posted by Gayle Smith on July 21, 2010 at 03:50 PM EDT In light of the International AIDS Society conference being held in Vienna this week, many people have raised questions about the Obama Administration’s commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS. First, consider the facts: As a UNAIDS […]

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