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In Ethiopia, supply chains are a smart investment for public health

Yodit Assefa (center) and procurement colleagues from PEPFAR’s Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Photo credit: SCMS

A pharmacist by training, Yodit Assefa will complete her Master Degree in Public Health this year. Her long-term goal is to contribute to the vision of an HIV-free generation in Ethiopia. As a procurement specialist with PEPFAR’s SCMS project, I am one of a growing number of women working in supply chain management in Ethiopia.  […]

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From the Field

In Lebanon, in honor of the World Earth Day, the U.S. Forest Service and local NGO Association for Forest Development and Conservation (AFDC) organized a short play at Aley Cultural Secondary School to raise awareness on forest fire prevention and fire fighting techniques.  This event included a short play on fire safety and demonstrations on […]

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World Malaria Day: Celebrating Progress Against a Preventable and Curable Disease

By Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Over the past four years I have had the privilege of serving as Coordinator of the President’s Malaria Initiative. The initiative is led by USAID and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Our goal is to reduce malaria illnesses and death by […]

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Forest Conservation – Helping Nature Helps People

Note: Earth Day, April 22, 2011, coincides with the United Nations Year of Forests. USAID proudly celebrates more than 30 years of supporting projects to promote forest conservation in ways that reduce poverty, combat climate change, and recognize the economic, cultural, and ecological benefits for sustainable development. Near Ecuador’s border with Colombia, a young boy […]

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Sustaining Human Life and the Environment

Ultimately, I believe, our planet’s sustainability will be determined by one overarching action: how mankind protects, supports and realizes the potential of human life and human systems and that of other species and ecosystems— and how sustaining life and the environment go hand in hand. In that regard, I participated last month during World Water […]

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From the Field

In Senegal, we will launch a new training curriculum on Value Chain and Agri-Food Business in collaboration with Michigan State University. The 4-semester Master’s Degree program is mainly aimed at regular fourth-year agricultural engineering students and includes tailor-made short-term training modules for working people. The overall objective is to promote excellence beyond national boundaries and […]

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World Health Day: Combating Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

By: TB Alliance John* can’t remember the names of all the medications he takes—there are just too many. In the morning, nurses watch him swallow 10 pills and give him an injection, and in the evening, they stop by with another two tablets. The regimen is tiresome, says John, but he is sick and has […]

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“No Action Today, No Cure Tomorrow”

Also posted at DipNote, the U.S. Department of State Official Blog USAID representatives joined the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), members of Parliament, health officials, and the international community on April 6, 2011, to celebrate World Health Day in Kabul. Under the theme “No Action Today, No Cure Tomorrow,” the […]

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Picture of the Week

In recognition of this year’s International Women’s Day, the U.S. Mission in Bangladesh, through USAID/Bangladesh , joined with female political leaders, celebrities, academic experts, thought leaders, musicians, mothers, daughters to celebrate the economic, political and social contributions of women in Bangladesh. The 2-day Gender and Development Fair, “Equal Access to Education, Training, and Science & […]

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From the Field: Our Ongoing Efforts in Egypt

Submitted by: David Yang, USAID Office of Democracy & Governance For the past two months, USAID has responded rapidly to the historic events in Egypt. We are pivoting our existing portfolio of 36 democracy programs implemented by Egyptian, U.S. and international organizations to support the new opportunity. During the protests, our partners deployed observers throughout […]

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