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Under Five Child Survival Under Microscope at Summit

Between 1990-2011 child mortality has decreased 39% in sub-Saharan Africa. Photo credit: Mom Bloggers for Social Good

This week child survival is under critical review in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia about markedly improving child survival rates. Read more >>

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U.S. Recognition of Government of Somalia for First Time in 20 Years

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Yesterday, the U.S. government formally recognized the Government of Somalia for the first time in 20 years. Read more >>

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USAID’s Youth in Development Policy: Investing in Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health

Young people in Kenya. Photo credit: USAID.

The first-ever USAID Youth in Development Policy provides important opportunities to involve global youth in shaping our development agenda and advancing their health and rights. Read more >>

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Ethiopia Hosts African Leaders to Accelerate Gains in Child Survival

Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tedros Adhanom opens the African Leadership for Child Survival meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo credit: UNICEF

Today it was an honor for me to join African colleagues in health and development at the opening of the African Leadership for Child Survival – A Promise Renewed. Read more >>

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Ethiopia Shares Best Practice for Maternal and Child Survival

Members of the press interview women at a health center in Mikawa, Ethiopia. Photo credit: Nicole Schiegg

In advance of tomorrow’s African Leadership on Child Survival meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Ministry of Health organized a media site-visit to showcase their community health extension program and its impact on the country’s tremendous reductions in child mortality. Read more >>

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Public, Private, and Civil Society Partnerships in Action

Save the Children visits neighborhoods to monitor child health and nutrition, and treat sick children. Photo credit: Gerardo Aráuz

An alliance between USAID, Save the Children and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. maximizes the use of resources and helps to identify new solutions to challenges affecting Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: Fighting Modern Day Slavery

Since 2009, USAID’s Actions to Combat Trafficking-in-Persons program has been working closely with the Government of Bangladesh to help survivors of human trafficking through counseling and life skills training. Photo credit: Winrock International

Since 2005, USAID and the Government of Bangladesh have collaborated to address human trafficking on two fronts: by preventing it and by alleviating the suffering of its victims. Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: Children’s Saviors on the Front Lines

Community health worker Rosalina Casimiro meets with children in Nampula province, Mozambique, to demonstrate how to purify water prior to drinking. Photo credit: Luisa Chadreque, Pathfinder Nampula

Front-line health workers are the first and often the only link to health care for millions of children in the developing world. Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: A Right to Land

Asilya Gemmal, 14, of Gure Tebeno Union, proudly displays her land certificate obtained from the Ethiopian Government with USAID assistance. Photo credit: Links Media

Property rights are proving to be a solid foundation for economic empowerment for individuals, corporations and nations, and a potential solution to shore up food security in developing countries. Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: Aligning the Goals of Development and Business

Dr. Maura O'Neill is the chief innovation officer and senior counselor to the administrator at USAID.

In the five decades since President John F. Kennedy asked Congress to create the U.S. Agency for International Development, the development landscape has changed tremendously. One of the most powerful changes is the growing role of the private sector. Read more >>

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