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Youth, Urbanization and Health

The HealthyActions program in Liberia, under the Advancing Youth Project and in partnership with EDC delivers an HIV and family planning curriculum in alternative high schools for youth that have left the formal education system. Photo credit: USAID

In celebration of International Youth Day, Global Health Youth Advisor discusses U.S. Government and USAID’s health programs impacting urban youth. Read more >>

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Securing a Better Future Means Knowing Your Past

Jean Geran, Founder & President, Each Inc. Photo credit: Jean Geran

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I think about the millions of women and girls who hold up half the sky but feel invisible and trapped due to poverty, illiteracy, disease, abuse and other forms of marginalization and deprivation

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A Roadmap to Protecting the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

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The first U.S. Government Action Plan (PDF) on Children in Adversity provides an important framework through which to guide and galvanize U.S. government agencies to protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Read more >>

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Strong Families Equal Strong Nations

Kathleen Strottman is the Executive Director at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Photo Credit: CCAI.

Thanks to leaders like Dr. Jack Shonkoff, we know that relationships with other human beings are not a luxury for children, but an absolute necessity. Read more >>

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Changing the World for Children

Susan Hillis and her family. Dr. Hillis is a senior advisor for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Photo Credit: XXXX

The historic launch of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity on December 19 makes me believe that my dream has become yours Read more >>

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A Conspiracy of Goodness

Neil Boothby serves as U.S. Government Special Advisor and Senior Coordinator to the USAID Administrator on Children in Adversity. Photo Credit: Columbia University.

I’ve found there are some things on which everyone can agree. Children need strong beginnings – health, nutrition and nurturing care – to live their most productive lives Read more >>

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16 Day Challenge: Preventing Violence Against Children and Women

Neil Boothby speaking at a press conference in Geneva in October 2012 to launch the "Mimimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action". Photo Credit: USAID

The science is clear – childhood experiences shape adult outcomes, including long-term health, cognitive development, academic achievement Read more >>

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A New Milestone in Child Protection

Children at a school damaged by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2010.  USAID, through the International Medical Corps, helped ensure that children were safe and protected when attending classes. Photo credit: Ron Libby, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Disasters impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world every year. Half of those affected are children, who often bear the biggest brunt of humanitarian crises. Nowhere have we seen this more clearly than in the wake of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake. Read more >>

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