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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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NOAA-USAID Join Forces for Global Development

As featured in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Blog by Hillary Chen Hillary Chen is a Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Earlier this week I had the pleasure of joining with scientists and development experts at a workshop jointly sponsored by the National Oceanic and […]

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Actress Lucy Liu: “Fight Human Trafficking by Nurturing Women and Girls”

In the past several years I’ve met with girls and women who have survived brutal treatment as sex trafficking victims, and have been involved with several documentaries about their struggle to survive and give back.

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From the Field

In Senegal, in collaboration with Michigan State University, we will have the official launch of a new training curriculum on Value Chain and Agri-Food Business.  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 […]

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World Water Week: Protecting Lives and the Environment

By: Christian Holmes, USAID’s Global Water Coordinator During World Water Week 2011, I participated in a “WASH/Environmental Working Group” panel which addressed this critical linkage. This Washington, DC panel was hosted by the Water and Sanitation Program which is a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank. The panel participants consisted of Catholic Relief Services […]

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Coming Full Circle: My Experience with USAID

By: Anne Ralte, USAID Senior Advisor I was born in Mizoram (“land of the Mizo people”), a remote, mountainous part of north-eastern India, with our own language and culture.  During my early childhood in the 1950’s, we were a marginalized tribal group with most families, like mine, making a living by farming.  We lived in […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (3/21/2011–3/25/2011) March 22 The Sherman Oaks (CA) Patch reported that alongside a Fairfax, Virginia team, USAID dispatched 74 LA County firefighters to Japan two days after they returned from an earthquake rescue mission in New Zealand. In addition, six search and rescue dogs trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation helped firefighters […]

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