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A Postcard from Dhaka

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah’s visit to Bangladesh. USAID Administrator, Dr. Rajiv Shah, visited Bangladesh May 25-26th to participate in the opening of the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum, hosted by the Government of Bangladesh and launched by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. During his visit, he met with bilateral and multilateral development partners from the UN, […]

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USAID Helps Serbia Go Hollywood

This post was submitted by David Kahrmann, USAID’s Development Outreach Communications officer in Belgrade, Serbia. Film production putting Serbia on the map “For all the right reasons” Serbia is back. After years of being off the beaten path, the rest of the world is waking up to the fact that Serbia is a pretty hip […]

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USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Jonathan Hale Visit to Russia – May 2010

This marks my first trip to Russia since I took on the role of Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Europe and Eurasia Bureau. I’m very pleased to be back here, at a time when there is a lot of optimism about the “reset” in U.S.-Russia relations. Today I met with Russian experts and NGOs that […]

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Stay Informed with Global Health E-News

USAID is happy to offer a free e-mail subscription to its bimonthly Global Health e-newsletter, along with periodic e-mail updates on special events. The e-newsletter provides subscribers with the latest news, developments, events, speeches, and resources on global health from USAID. Subscribe to Global Health E-News now. Read the May edition of Global Health E-News, […]

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USAID launches Feed the Future Website

USAID, on behalf of the U.S. Government, is proud to launch the Feed the Future website. “We are all impatient because we are acutely aware that today the lack of adequate food will result in the premature deaths of about 25,000 people,” Dr. Shah said during a speech today where he outlined the U.S Government’s […]

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Pic of the Week – Healthy Moms and Babies in Kenya

USAID is supporting health training of mothers in Kenya. The programs encourage women to consider delivering their children in a hospital, rather than at home. Women who deliver at home face greater risk of complications and infections, and their babies are less likely to be fully vaccinated. In areas where USAID programs are in place, hospital […]

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USAID in the News – May 14th, 2010

This week at USAID: Administrator Rajiv Shah is on his first official trip to Africa since taking the helm of USAID. Shah is visiting Kenya and Sudan and his trip is focusing on the Global Health and Food Security Initiatives. USAID, Yemeni Government officials met to discuss a new stabilization strategy. The first in a […]

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Collaborating to Conserve Forests in Southeast Asia

At a U.S.-funded workshop on May 6, representatives from government agencies and non-governmental organizations in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam convened to forge a strategy for preserving the forests of the Lower Mekong. These forests are home to more than 25 million people in Vietnam alone, and are threatened by deforestation and degradation. Participants at […]

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USAID Administrator co-chairs discussions with Afghan ministers

This week President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and members of his cabinet are participating in U.S. – Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions in Washington, DC. These discussions are another step in the advancement of a very broad strategic partnership between our two countries. (Our guests have a full agenda this week including a meeting with President Obama, […]

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Administrator’s Note: Welcome to IMPACTblog!

Hi everyone! Thanks for visiting IMPACTblog, USAID’s new blog. We’re excited about this project and I hope you’ll find it interesting. Every day, I’m told of the fantastic projects USAID is working on throughout the world, and I wanted to create a space where we could share those stories with you in an interactive way. […]

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