Recent Site Articles
Training the Next Generation of Ebola Fighters
by Carol Han on 15th January 2015
Welcome to the nerve center of the U.S. health care worker training program. It’s a replica of an Ebola treatment unit (ETU), where doctors, nurses, hygienists, and others learn how to safely care for Ebola patients while staying alive.
Feed the Future: Progress in the Goal of Ending Hunger
by Nancy Stetson and Tjada D'Oyen McKenna on 14th January 2015
As we start 2015, take a moment to learn about global hunger and consider what you can do to help end it. You can start by reading Feed the Future’s “Year in Review.”
Invest in Health Workers to End AIDS
by Diana Frymus on 13th January 2015
The recent focus on Ebola in West Africa has reminded us of the need for strong and resilient health systems. USAID will continue to use innovative training models and make investments in building work forces and strengthening health systems in countries with high HIV burdens worldwide.
“I remember it like it was yesterday. The entire city just shrunk.”
by Tim Callaghan on 12th January 2015
On January 12, 2010—five years ago today—a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Port-au-Prince and forever changed Haiti. I was struck by the tragedy and inspired by the Haitian people’s resilience. It is something I will never forget.
Disruptive Innovations Bringing Nepal Closer to Ending Extreme Poverty
by Alex Thier on 9th January 2015
From antiseptic interventions for newborn babies to creative, community-based approaches to countering human trafficking, USAID/Nepal is using several innovative programs to cut extreme poverty. Learning from and scaling these types of interventions globally will be the key to meeting the next set of sustainable development goals post-2015 and ending extreme poverty worldwide.
Saving Korto and Josephine
by Maia Baldauf on 6th January 2015
Four-month-old Josephine is the youngest Ebola surviver that USAID partner International Medical Corps has treated thus far in their fight against Ebola in West Africa. Here is her survival story.
Breaking New Ground: A Different Approach to Building Ebola Clinics in Liberia
by Carol Han on 2nd January 2015
In the town of Zwedru, Liberia, an innovative new type of Ebola treatment unit is designed to tackle one of the Ebola response’s many challenges - the stifling heat.
Lessons Learned a Decade after the Indian Ocean Tsunami
by Nancy Lindborg on 26th December 2014
Ten years ago today the Indian Ocean tsunami hit land in Aceh province, Indonesia. As we mark this tragic anniversary, we also reflect on some valuable lessons learned about how we respond to disasters. Here are five.
Why Strengthening Civil Society Matters + Co-Creating Solutions Rocks
by Claire Ehmann on 19th December 2014
The DRG Center is using the Global Development Lab's new Development Innovation Accelerator to do better, more innovative programming. In September 2014, President Obama charged USAID with developing six networked regional civil society innovation centers all over the world. USAID used the DIA to have a huge co-creation meeting with over 60 stakeholders to co-design the initiative.
A Spotlight on the World’s ‘Invisible’ Workers
by Bama Athreya and Marina Colby on 18th December 2014
The world’s 232 million migrant workers bring wealth, infrastructure and services to a globalizing world. But they also fall outside of human rights norms and are often victims of exploitation. Read how USAID has elevated the profile of some of the world’s most invisible workers.