Recent Site Articles
“I’ve Never Had a Job Like This”: Life Inside an Ebola Treatment Unit
by Morgana Wingard on 21st October 2014
California nurse, Audrey Rangel, works at the Ebola treatment unit in Bong County. She explains what it's really like and talks about one of the patients she met inside. Watch the video and go inside the Ebola response with Audrey.
Livestock Production: Empowering Women in Ethiopia
by Dr. Yirgalem Gebremeskel on 20th October 2014
Through livestock and agricultural training, USAID is helping women farmers in Ethiopia take on leadership roles in their communities.
The Digital Development Opportunity
by Dr. Rajiv Shah on 20th October 2014
New technologies have created unprecedented opportunities to end extreme poverty. USAID is proud to endorse a set of guidelines on digital development, the Greentree Principles, to help ensure we’re effectively harnessing digital technology to transform lives.
Justin Pendarvis: “We have to demystify Ebola. It’s not a superhuman and magical thing.”
by Natalie Hawwa on 17th October 2014
This is the third in our Profiles in Courage series in which photojournalist Morgana Wingard compiles snapshots and sound bites from our USAID and Disaster Assistance Response Team staff on the front lines of the Ebola response. Here she and USAID’s Natalie Hawwa talk to the first man on the ground with USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team, Public Health Advisor Justin Pendarvis.
2014: A Year of Food Assistance
by Nina Rosenberg on 16th October 2014
Over the past year, USAID has responded to several large-scale humanitarian crises using new and innovative approaches to food assistance.
Announcing USAID’s Open Data Policy
by Angelique M. Crumbly and Brandon Pustejovsky on 15th October 2014
USAID has just released its first ever open data policy. We want you engaged in the process!
An Outsized Problem with a Small-sized Solution
by Jessica Hartl on 15th October 2014
In the small country of Burundi, malnutrition is an elephant-sized problem, and has remained stubbornly high across the population. See how USAID is changing that with a new food product.
Standing with Civil Society
by Larry Garber on 15th October 2014
Larry Garber highlights the importance of civil society and the need for USAID to ensure that, when it comes to civil society, our financial investments are met by our political commitments.
Reducing Disaster Risk for All Generations
by Laura Powers on 13th October 2014
This year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction emphasizes the need to ensure that disaster planning and mitigation efforts are inclusive of all people, particularly the aging population. The day also recognizes the experience and knowledge that the aging population can bring to disaster preparedness--showing that all generations can learn from one another by working together before disasters strike to reduce risk and increase resilience.
Calling all Innovators to Help Fight Ebola
by Dr. Rajiv Shah on 9th October 2014
Today, West Africa faces the largest Ebola epidemic in history. A new Grand Challenge for Development is calling on innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs to generate pioneering solutions that help health care workers on the front lines provide better care and contain this devastating virus.
The Fight on Ebola Continues in the Lab
by Carol Han on 7th October 2014
The Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research was established in the 1970s as a premier research facility to develop scientific breakthroughs for a variety of viral infections, including hepatitis. Now, the facility finds itself drawn into an epidemiological battle against another outbreak, this time as one of only a handful of laboratories where Ebola specimens are sent to be tested. The U.S. Government is joining forces to boost its capacity.
New Promise for a Greener, More Productive Future in Indonesia
by Robert Blake and Eric Postel on 6th October 2014
Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and four of the world’s biggest palm oil companies announced a zero-deforestation palm oil pledge at the U.N. Climate Summit 2014 in New York. The U.S. supports this historic announcement and will stand with Indonesia as the country pursues a future of cleaner, more sustainable growth.