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Picture of the Week: Secretary Clinton Chairs the Annual Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

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Paving the Way for a Measles-Free Nigeria

Guest Post by: Andrea Gay, Executive Director of Children’s Health at the United Nations Foundation For the last ten years, I have seen thousands of children cry after being pricked by needle for a vaccination against measles –a deadly disease that is preventable by one quick, albeit painful, shot. I witnessed it again this week […]

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USAID Commemorates National Freedom Day and Advocates to Combat Human Trafficking

On February 1, 1865 President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery and sent it to the States for ratification.  February 1st was later established as National Freedom Day.  A very complex form of “modern slavery” currently pervades across society and affects men, women and children.  Through human trafficking, individuals and families are entrapped in […]

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A Look at Our Partners – Relief Work in Haiti

As featured in the White House Blog By: Joshua Dubois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships After the one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, I wanted to highlight some of the great work our nonprofit and faith-based partners have been doing to […]

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From the Field

In Kenya, partnering with Pact Kenya we will hold a Trauma Healing and Social Reconciliation Workshop to develop a team of trainers/experts in the region to enhance the sustainability of people to people/social reconciliation processes.  By helping individuals deal with trauma, we hope to improve relationships between communities in the area and create environments more […]

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Engaging Presidential Management Fellows at USAID

Dr.  Shah recently met with a group of 75 Presidential Management Fellows (PMFs) and PMF alumni at USAID. The discussion focused on engaging the dynamic PMF community in the reforms associated with USAID Forward. Notable guests at this event included Deborah Kennedy, the Director of Human Resources, and Ambassador Barry Wells, the Director of the […]

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Week 10: Addressing Malnutrition

We have a long history of addressing malnutrition and it remains one of our top priorities. Check out our current work at Feed the Future.

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A Success: USAID’s Neglected Tropical Disease Program

There is a group of diseases you don’t hear much about but that has a terrible impact on more than 1 billion people around the world – that’s one sixth of the world’s population. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified 13 of these as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and they include such dreaded illnesses […]

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Afghanistan and Pakistan – The Year in Photos

USAID sponsors Afghan participation in Domotex—the premier international carpet trade show, featuring some of the best internationally produced hand-made carpets and kilims. For three years, USAID’s role in promoting Afghan carpet dealers has generated millions of dollars in exports. Photo: USAID/ASMED

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USAID Health Project Supports 8,000 Births in Armenia

Community nurse in Aigeshat conducts infant check-up at the village health post, renovated through USAID’s Project NOVA. Photo Credit: USAID/Aremenia

I have visited a number of health facilities during site visits, and  I feel great pride when I hear of the positive impact of our assistance in improving health in rural communities, particularly mothers and children.  The stories about rural nurses like Alina Hovhannisyan are especially touching.  Alina is a community nurse in Haykavan village […]

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