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Maryam’s Story—Reflections on International Women’s Day

Submitted by Meghan Feeley After the International Women of Courage Award ceremony at the U.S Department of State I had the opportunity to speak with Maryam, a special guest from Afghanistan. This is the story she shared… Maryam: As a child growing up as a refugee in Iran and Pakistan, I had seen the white […]

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A History of Health Aid

In the 1970′s, there was an international effort that sought to provide relief and development assistance to the victims of the savage drought that has brought distress to the Sub-Sahara countries of Africa. The United States, through USAID participated in a Recovery and Rehabilitation program aimed at providing the basis for social and economic development […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (3/14/2011–3/18/2011) March 14 In a letter to the editor of The Washington Post, Deputy USAID Administrator Donald Steinberg wrote that USAID remains committed to empowering women in Afghanistan. “USAID is providing more support than at any time in our agency’s history to address the illiteracy, poor health, extreme poverty and political exclusion.” March […]

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Developing Kenya through AIDS Vaccine Research

Dr. Omu Anzala of the Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) during an interview for the 2007 documentary HIV/AIDS: the search for a vaccine.  The documentary originally aired as part of BBC World’s “Kill or Cure?” series. Credit: KAVI

I was very glad last month to hear Administrator Rajiv Shah describe USAID’s deep commitment to sustainable development and building country-led health systems. These principles characterize USAID’s impact in Kenya, where USAID has supported the Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) through our partnership with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Here in Kenya, our people […]

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Children in Kosovo Learn About the Judicial System Through Coloring Books

Submitted by Xheraldina Cernobregu, USAID/Kosovo Children in Kosovo are now Learning About Justice thanks to over 17,000 coloring books that have been distributed to primary schools in rural and urban Kosovo since the project’s launch in June 2010. The coloring books, published with USAID support, have been in high demand throughout the country. “Learning About […]

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Women’s Month Profile: Improving Health Care in Afghanistan

Submitted by Sally Cooper, Communications and Knowledge Exchange Officer at USAID Tech-Serve Dr. Zareena sits quietly at her desk in the corner of a large office, her attention focused on the files open on the laptop screen in front of her. “We are very busy here today,” she said, adding with a smile, “actually we […]

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From the Field

In Nepal, to commemorate International Women’s Day, thousands of Nepalese women marched the streets to promote women as international leaders.  Check out the video here. In Jamaica, we will begin activities to highlight the dissemination of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) Democracy Survey. In Madagascar, we will sign a three-year agreement with Catholic […]

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USAID@50 – International Women’s Day

By: Abby Sugrue and Laura Rodriguez, USAID We were rummaging through historic USAID materials in the basement of the Ronald Reagan Building and found this photo of a young nurse and a baby. We couldn’t find a project name, date, title, or country – just “USAID” scrawled in pencil on the back. Still, the image […]

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Laying the Foundation for a New Network of Water Centers of Excellence in the Middle East and North Africa

Imagine a water- and food-secure Middle East and North Africa. A region with a reliable supply of water, where no child dies of a water-borne illness, where the hungry are fed, and where no wars are fought over water.

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Calling All Probem Solvers: Help Make Birth Safe

This blog is cross posted from the OSTP blog. The birth of a child is a momentous event anywhere in the world.  In many countries, though, the occasion is not just one of joy, but one of fear – fear for the life of the mother and the newborn baby.  The time between when a […]

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