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A Time for Action and Working Together to Improve Women’s Lives

In 2012 alone, Dr. Aye Aye Mu, who is part of USAID's SUN Quality Health clinics in Burma, conducted over 5,000 reproductive health consultations, diagnosed and treated 107 pneumonia cases, diagnosed and treated 243 tuberculosis cases with a treatment success rate of over 80 percent. Photo credit: Richard Nyberg, USAID

This past week, Administrator Rajiv Shah traveled to India and Burma with a full agenda, including having discussions with a group of courageous women advocates to discuss gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Shoulder to Shoulder: Delivering Real Results for Women and Girls

USAID staff host International Women of Courage Awardees. Back row, from left: Fartuun Adan, Somalia; Summer Lopez, USAID; Franklin Moore, USAID; Beth Hogan, USAID; Ambassador Donald Steinberg, USAID; Kathleen Campbell, USAID; Amber Ussery, USAID; Front row, from left: Dr. Josephine Odumakin, Nigeria; Roberta Mahoney, USAID; Julieta Castellanos, Honduras; Sarah Mendelson, USAID; Malalai Bahaduri, Afghanistan; Yelena Milashena, Russia, Key Freeman, USAID. Photo credit: Pat Adams, USAID

Yesterday USAID was proud to host the International Women of Courage awardees. Read more >>

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USAID and CISCO to Establish Networking Academies in Burma

Maura O'Neill, Chief Innovation Officer,l at 2013 Mobile World Congress. Photo credit: Visa

Last week in Burma, USAID hosted a technology delegation with the top American companies in the industry. Read more >>

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In a Traditional Society, a South Sudanese Woman Becomes a Role Model

Athieng Riak Jok, gender technical advisor with the USAID-funded Jonglei Food security Program in South Sudan. Photo credit: Catholic Relief Services

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we recognize Athieng Riak Jok, who works as a community gender technical advisor in South Sudan. Read more >>

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Guatemala’s 24-Hour Courts: Changing the Way Women Access Justice

Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg (far left) and Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz (center) visit the 24-hour Femicide Court in Gerona in October 2012. Photo credit: USAID files

To respond to a need for a specialized court for cases related to violence against women in Guatemala, USAID provided technical assistance, training and equipment to operationalize it. Read more >>

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Freeing Women from Violence Leads to Healthier Lives

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The health sector can play a vital role in preventing gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Helping Haiti Recover Three Years Later

On Monday, March 4, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Haiti’s Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development Thomas Jacques who outlined his three year strategic plan for revitalization of the Haitian agriculture sector. Photo credit: USDA

Three years after the earthquake, USDA and USAID continue to help the Haitian agricultural sector recover. Read more >>

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Microbicides, Vaccines, and TB Diagnostics Oh My! What’s New in HIV/AIDS Research?

Women can use this ARV-based vaginal gel to protect themselves against HIV. Photo credit: International Partnership for Microbicides

In December 2012, USAID released a new strategy to address some of the world’s most challenging health and development issues through new technologies, research and evaluation. Read more >>

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Photos of the Week: USAID In Burma

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Photos from our Mission of the Week: Burma! Read more >>

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In Rome, Secretary Kerry Announces Nonlethal Assistance to Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry, with the Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi and Syrian Opposition Council Chairman Moaz al-Khati, announces non-lethal assistance to Syrians. Photo credit: State Department

During Secretary Kerry’s Europe trip, he announced $60 million in non-lethal assistance to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Syrian Opposition Coalition. Read more >>

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