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Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Evidence Informing Impact for Global Health

A community health worker in rural Ethiopia tests a boy for malaria. Photo credit: Bonnie Gillespie, Photoshare

Beyond effectiveness studies, we need studies that focus on the implementation and adoption of public health interventions, also known as implementation science. Read more >>

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Mark Feierstein Launches #AskUSAID Expert Hour series on Twitter

USAID will hold #AskUSAID Expert Hour on a monthly basis on Twitter. Photo credit: USAID

On March 8, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mark Feierstein, took part in our first-ever #AskUSAID Expert Hour on Twitter. Read more >>

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Help Shape USAID Policy on Sustainable Urban Living

USAID’s program, “Sembrando Escuelas”, built over 100 schools in Panama City. School children dash to their classrooms in their newly inaugurated school. June 2012. Photo Credit: USAID/Panama

For the first time, USAID solicits public input on its forthcoming Sustainable Urban Services Policy to address the challenges of urban environments. Read more >>

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First @StateDept Tweetup Spotlights International Women of Courage

On March 8, 2013, nine women received the International Women of Courage Award,  for their service in women's rights and empowerment. Photo credit: State Department

On March 8, Secretary of State John Kerry honored nine extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Administrator Shah’s Remarks for Global Child Nutrition Dinner

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In this week’s Video of the Week, Administrator Shah offers remarks for the Global Child Nutrition Dinner that was held on March 4, 2013. Read more >>

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USAID In the News

Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, spoke of USAID's commitment to engaging with civil society groups in Burma to support reforms. March 7, 2013. Photo credit: Richard Nyberg/USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 4, 2013. Read more >>

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Round-the-Clock Aid for a Syrian Baby

Seven-month-old Dia'a* sustained burns to his face and arm after a shell hit his house, causing a nearby water heater to burst water onto him. Photo credit: USAID NGO Partner

Syrian baby Dia’a is expected to make a full recovery with the help of U.S.-funded medical care. Read more >>

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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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