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Implementation Science in Action: Turning HIV Research Into an AIDS-free Reality

I began work in USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS this past August – and, what an exciting time it’s been! With the agency-wide shift towards program efficiency, capacity building, country ownership and sustainability, a new term has risen to prominence: implementation science. Read more >>

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Young People in Bosnia Drive Economic and Social Development

A young woman from Zvornik in north-east Bosnia-Herzegovina is using a blower door and meter to measure air leakages to determine weatherization strategies in a rural house for the upcoming winter.

The release of the new USAID policy (PDF) on youth and development is an opportunity to reflect on whether our work in development is truly serving the next generation. Read more >>

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Shared Responsibility: The Catalyst for Long-Term Success in HIV & AIDS

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

This is a remarkable time to be in Global Health. The successes we are seeing now would not have been achieved without the shared responsibility and partnerships that have been forged over the years Read more >>

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16 Day Challenge: U.S. and Afghan Governments Partner to Combat Human Trafficking

Afghan children in Nuristan Province. Photo Credit: AFP Photo/Tauseef MUSTAFA

USAID is leading a U.S. government interagency process designed to help Afghanistan combat trafficking in persons. Read more >>

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Debra Messing, Actress and HIV Activist, Promotes HIV Combination Prevention in Zambia

Debra Messing, Actress and PSI Global Health Ambassador, cuts the ribbon at a US-funded New Start HIV counseling and testing center in Mongu, Zambia. Photo Credit: Zoeann Murphy

This past May I traveled to Zambia and had the chance to see my taxpayer dollars hard at work – saving and improving lives. I wanted to see, and learn, how “combination prevention” helps stop the spread of HIV. Read more >>

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In Celebration of Men: Stepping up for Male Circumcision

Emmanuel Njeuhmeli serves as Senior Biomedical Prevention Advisor at the Office of HIV/AIDS.

On November 19, the first ever International Men’s Day was celebrated in over 60 countries around the world. It was an occasion to put the spotlight on men’s health Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Improving Property Rights One Mine at a Time

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What started as a small pilot project in the remote mining regions of the Central African Republic (CAR) is now influencing the highest levels of government and has the potential to affect historic legal reforms that will improve land and property rights for land holders and miners throughout the region. Read more >>

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Leading the Way in Enterprise Development

Svetkul Akmatova (center, in the traditional blue Kyrgyz jacket) and members of her organization, Altyn Kol Women's Handicraft Cooperative, busily prepare wool for their handmade carpets. Photo Credit: B. Jakypova, American Council for International Education

Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting U.S. small businesses, is a good opportunity to highlight the importance of women-owned and managed small businesses around the world. Read more >>

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Enough Isn’t Enough: Why Food Security Matters to Me

Roger Thurow, Global Affairs Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council

Traditionally centered around a big meal to celebrate good harvests and time with family, Thanksgiving is also an opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for and our wishes for the future. At the top of our list is the hope for a future in which no one goes to bed hungry. Read more >>

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A New Milestone in Child Protection

Children at a school damaged by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2010.  USAID, through the International Medical Corps, helped ensure that children were safe and protected when attending classes. Photo credit: Ron Libby, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Disasters impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world every year. Half of those affected are children, who often bear the biggest brunt of humanitarian crises. Nowhere have we seen this more clearly than in the wake of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake. Read more >>

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