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Saving Children’s Lives, Closer to the Home

My most vivid early childhood memory is waking up to excruciating pain in my throat, and seeing the goldfish swimming in the aquarium of the pediatric surgical ward. Although penicillin had been discovered 30 years earlier, doctors had not learned yet that treating “strep throats” with penicillin was better than operating. I didn’t need the […]

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Putting Orphans and Vulnerable Children First on the Path to an AIDS-Free Generation

Today marks the 10th anniversary of World AIDS Orphan Day – and an important opportunity to highlight stories of children affected by HIV and AIDS. Despite many gains in the fight against AIDS, children still lag far behind adults in access to important medical services, including HIV prevention, care, and treatment. At the end of […]

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Partnerships to End Child Sex Tourism

Guest post by Marina Colby, the Legislative Advisor to ECPAT-USA Child sex tourism is an egregious crime that can occur right under our noses by perpetrators who may believe that by having sex with children, they are helping them and contributing to the local economy. As one child sex tourist stated: “On this trip, I’ve […]

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Worth a Thousand Words

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An Ancient Disease, A Modern Day Development Challenge, A Child Who Deserves a Future

By: Clydette Powell, Medical Officer, Division of Infectious Diseases We need a game changer that puts innovation for Tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment at the forefront of our global health agenda. Unsanitary and unhealthy realities bred by third world conditions provide the perfect opportunity for this ancient disease to continue to spread through vulnerable populations. There […]

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USAID hands over Child Support Centers to Azerbaijan

Anver Tagiyev tailoring at his workshop. Photo Credit: llgar Ahmadov Social worker, Goygoy CFSC (Child and Family Support Center).

Child and Family Support Centers (CFSC) established under USAID’s Community-Based Children’s Support Program have provided around 30,000 vulnerable children and 8,000 families in Azerbaijan with essential social services over the past six years. The majority of children that use the centers are considered vulnerable – meaning they live in institutions, are from poor families, are […]

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New Partnership to Support Child Welfare Reform Launched in Russia

USAID Russia launches new child welfare project to prevent child abandonment and support family-based services for orphans. Read more >>

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USAID Responds to Polio Outbreak in Tajikistan

Tajikistan is experiencing its first importation of wild poliovirus into the country in 12 years and the first case in the WHO European Region since it was certified as polio free in 2002. As of June 9, 2010, there are 183 confirmed cases of polio, including 3 deaths, in Tajikistan – out of 288 total polio […]

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