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USAID in the News

June 24: USAID’s completion of its work in Panama was highlighted in an editorial from Voice of America, which noted that given the country’s economic growth and commitment to development, U.S. assistance is no longer needed. USAID’s 50-year partnership with the Panamanian government included the building of schools and youth centers, preservation of the Panama Canal watershed, […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (6/18/2012 – 6/22/2012) June 18: Last Friday, The Guardian published a story highlighting the importance of advancing water supply and sanitation. USAID’s Chief Innovation Officer, MauraO’Neill, cited the benefit of working with the private sector to address development needs. “Increasingly, we are co-creating solutions [with private companies] around a big, difficult development problem,” O’Neill says. USAID is […]

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Rio+20: The Demographic Dividend and Sustainable Development

Some of the fastest growing economies in the world today are in East Asia and Latin America – countries that were among the poorest in the world just 40-50 years ago. A distinguishing common feature of these countries today is that the working age population—those between 15 and 64—is larger than the dependent population—the very young […]

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Family Planning Accelerates Improvements in Child Survival

This blog post is published in conjunction with the Child Survival Call to Action, which was convened June 14-15 by the Governments of the United States, India, and Ethiopia, and organized in close collaboration with UNICEF. On a recent visit to northeast Bangladesh, I had the opportunity to visit rural postpartum women in their homes. My […]

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An Oasis for New Moms

This blog post is published in conjunction with the Child Survival Call to Action, which was convened June 14-15 by the Governments of the United States, India, and Ethiopia, and is organized in close collaboration with UNICEF. The new mothers I met at the Regional Maternity Hospital in Kyzylorda, a province in southern Kazakhstan, were as […]

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Saving the Lives of Newborns in Indonesia

Dina, age 27, delivered her first baby Diandra at an Indonesian hospital in Central Java. Hospital staff kept Diandra away from her mother in the newborn care unit and fed her formula until they deemed Dina ready and strong enough to feed the baby. Diandra fell sick with severe diarrhea and died at the hospital […]

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Ending Child Mortality

Originally posted as an OpEd in Politico. Actor Ben Affleck is founder and director of the Eastern Congo Initiative. Rajiv Shah is administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.  More than 7 million children — most of them in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia — are expected to die this year before reaching their fifth […]

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Strategic Help for Global Health Care

This post originally appeared in Politico.  People often ask me what the global health community can do to have more impact. The answer is easy: We could be more like Tsion Berhanu. I met Berhanu the last time I visited Ethiopia. My colleagues and I drove to the end of the road, then kept going […]

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Faith in Future Generations

Originally posted to the Washington Post. We are on the front lines of one of the quietest—but most compelling—revolutions in human history. It is not marked by upheaval, bloodshed, frantic news coverage or impassioned debate. In the last 50 years, child mortality has dropped by an astonishing 70 percent globally. This revolution of helping children […]

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1,000 Photos

As of today, 1,000 people around the world have posted photos of their 5th birthday in support of the Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday awareness campaign. From Secretary Hillary Clinton and Kay Warren to Tony Hawk and Mandy Moore, government representatives, faith-based and civil society leaders, celebrity activists and athletes have uploaded photos of themselves at […]

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