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Ending Extreme Poverty in Asia through Universal Health Coverage

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Despite the region’s robust economic growth, over 60 percent of those in extreme poverty still live in Asia. Partnering with countries to invest in Universal Health Coverage will boost the critical economic growth and social safety nets needed to eliminate extreme poverty.

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“Being LGBT” in Asia

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USAID’s “Being LGBT in Asia” initiative has just released its eighth series of comprehensive country reports. They examine the LGBT experience across Asia, highlighting the various stages of social acceptance, tolerance and challenges that LGBT people experience across the continent.

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Wildlife Trafficking Response Reaches a Tipping Point

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Wildlife trafficking – poaching and illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife parts – is a major threat to the security and stability of nations worldwide. On February 13, leaders from around the world met at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade to commit to take action on this crisis.

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Tackling Malaria and Other Transboundary Challenges in the Lower Mekong through Regional Cooperation

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More than 60 million people live in the lower Mekong River basin and currently struggle with drug-resistant malaria. Read more >>

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Celebrating the Richness of Uzbekistan’s Harvest

Rural children enjoy prize-winning fruits of the Ferghana Valley at a USAID-sponsored agricultural contest. Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

A USAID program economist recounts his recent trip to Uzbekistan, where he witnessed the rich abundance of Uzbekistan’s land. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Empowering Women Through Horticultural Innovations

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Meet some of the Bangladesh women farmers that have benefited from innovative agriculture training. Read more >>

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From the Field in Timor-Leste: Giving Communities a Voice in Conservation

Ruy Pinto, a representative from the Coral Triangle Support Partnership, shows fisherman Feliz Fernandes how to use dive equipment during a community meeting in Manatuto. Photo credit: Cristovão Guterres, USAID/Timor-Leste

Through the Coral Triangle Support Partnership, USAID is supporting Timor-Leste’s efforts to anticipate and adapt to climate change and natural disasters, especially in coastal communities. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Market Linkages in Bangladesh

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USAID has worked with the Government of Bangladesh and local communities to better manage and conserve Bangladesh’s natural resources and biodiversity since 1998. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Agriculture Productivity Improvement in Bangladesh

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USAID/Bangladesh’s Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement (AAPI) project, will reach 3.5m farmers and save the Bangladesh Government US$84 million through improved efficiency in fertilizer input. Read more >>

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With a Nudge from a Tiger project, Nepal is poised to take the Lead on Conservation Genetics

Female Bengal Tiger with her four cubs sighted at Bardia National Park, Terai Arc Landscape. Credit: Jakob Jespersen/WWF Nepal

Globally, poaching has become ever more violent and the smuggling of wildlife parts increasingly sophisticated by organized crime groups. On his recent trip to Africa, President Obama highlighted the gravity of this problem, drawing renewed attention to the issue.

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