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Picture of the Week

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Accounting for Better Health in Nepal

USAID assists over 48,000 Female Community Health Volunteers to provide health care information and services to rural communities.  This program has decreased childhood deaths from pneumonia and diarrhea – Nepal’s top two child killers. Photo Credit: USAID/Global Health

While we often think of the importance of doctors, nurses, community health workers and even politicians as being the key to strong health systems, it is just as critical to have lawyers, accountants, and governance experts who understand the technical aspects of ensuring that doctors and nurses have what they need to be successful by […]

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From the Field

Updates from USAID Missions abroad. Read more >>

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Celebrating Southern Sudanese Freedom to Determine Their Future

It has been an uplifting and moving week in Sudan, as we have witnessed the joy and resolve of millions of southern Sudanese as they exercise their right to vote in the referendum on self-determination promised to them in the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which ended more than 20 years of deadly and ruinous war […]

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Afghan Partnership Opens Modern Carpet Processing Facility

By: Robert Sauers, USAID Afghanistan. Originally posted in DipNote the U.S. Department of State Official Blog The Paiman Atlas Group celebrated the opening of its new modernized carpet processing facility yesterday in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul. Supported by a public-private partnership facilitated by USAID’s Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED) project, Paiman can now produce […]

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Dèyè mòn gen mòn

Submitted by:  Ryan Cherlin When a Haitian says, Dèyè  mòn gen  mòn, they mean to say, as you solve one problem there is always another that must also be solved. Driving through the densely populated city of Port-au-Prince I wondered how many times this old proverb was the subject of conversation this past year. In […]

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Pharmaceutical Management – Assuring the Quality and Safety of Medicines

By Maria A. Miralles, PhD, USAID’s Senior Pharmaceutical Management Advisor At the moment of using a medicine, do we trust that the product is of good quality and will not cause us any harm?   For those who live in countries with competent regulatory agencies and functioning systems, the answer is yes and this trust is […]

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U.S. Helps Flood-Affected Farmers in Pakistan

As featured in Dipnote By: Alberto Rodriguez, Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan During a ceremony held today, January 11, 2011, in Peshawar, officials from the government of Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KPk) and the United States marked the success of their partnership in providing high-quality wheat seeds to flood-affected farmers across the nation. The […]

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Voting Begins in the Southern Sudan Referendum

On Sunday, voting began in the historic southern Sudan referendum. Read more >>

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