Recent Site Articles
Media’s Multiple Roles in Democracy and Development
by Mark Koenig on 1st May 2015
Sunday is World Press Freedom Day, which prompts us to reflect on the vital role that journalists and media play in our daily lives. USAID recognizes this critical role, supporting freer and better-established media in over 30 countries.
Aid Pushed to the Forefront of U.S. Foreign Policy
by Alex Thier on 30th April 2015
The State Department and USAID released the second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, a blueprint for advancing America’s interests in global security, inclusive economic growth, climate change, accountable governance and freedom for all.
USAID Arrives in Nepal, Earthquake Response Efforts Begin
by Chuck Setchell on 29th April 2015
After Nepal’s devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Saturday, USAID sent a Disaster Assistance Response Team to coordinate the U.S. response efforts to deliver life-saving aid to those in need.
Vaccinating Each Child to Build a Village
by Gunjan Taneja and Anjali Vaishnav on 27th April 2015
The “My Village My Home” tool helps community members and health workers increase the number of children who are vaccinated. World Immunization Week calls attention to the need for efforts like these to protect children from preventable diseases.
Shrinking the Malaria Map
by Retired Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer on 24th April 2015
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is working to eradicate malaria, a completely preventable and treatable disease. For World Malaria Day, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Adm. Ziemer talks about PMI’s successes and what still needs to be done.
Slam Dunk: Empowering African Women Through Sports
by Astou Ndiaye on 23rd April 2015
Astou Ndiaye came from humble beginnings to the world of basketball, from living with 20 siblings in her native Senegal to making a name for herself in the WNBA. In the process, she became strong, confident and dedicated--she now hopes USAID sports programs can help youth achieve the same.
5 Memorable Moments from Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day
by Ellie Van Houtte on 22nd April 2015
More than 250,000 people attended Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day last weekend in Washington, D.C. Check out memorable quotes and photos from the event to inspire action to fight climate change and poverty on the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.
Rebuilding Liberia As Ebola Cases Decline
by Clara Wagner on 20th April 2015
Liberia was hit hard by Ebola. But as the number of Ebola cases gets close to zero, new stories, signs of hope and efforts to rebuild are emerging. USAID is committed to supporting a full Liberian recovery--this is what that commitment looks like.
From Vaccinations to Vitamins: Ensuring West Africans Get Critical Care Amid Ebola Crisis
by Nic Corbett on 18th April 2015
Now that new Ebola cases are starting to decline in West Africa, USAID is focusing on re-establishing and strengthening health systems. At the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Concert today, the Agency announced that $126M will go toward this goal.
Road to Redemption: How One Liberian Hospital is Recovering from Ebola
by Carol Han on 17th April 2015
Redemption Hospital took on some of the earliest Ebola patients. When 12 health care workers became infected, the hospital was forced to shut down. USAID and the International Rescue Committee have since partnered to renovate and reopen the hospital’s emergency and pediatric wards.