USAID has responded to urgent needs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by airlifting more than $270,000 worth of emergency relief supplies to the region. Read more >>
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In this USAID Pounds of Prevention article, we examine the problem of cholera in West Africa.
By Cary Jimenez, Development Outreach and Communications Officer at USAID/Zimbabwe USAID/Zimbabwe commemorated World Water Day 2011 on March 23 with a special ceremony to draw attention to the efficiency and effectiveness of rainwater collection as a way to provide clean water to families and schools. The event took place at the Tasimukira Primary School in [...]
Submitted by: Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, USAID Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Responding to disasters is never easy, and the cholera outbreak in Haiti is no exception. The six-week-old outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 2,000 Haitians and infected 80,000 others. Sadly, this illness will likely continue to spread for many [...]
This afternoon we visited two sites where USAID, together with community groups, is helping improve health in Juba. Sudan is a top U.S. government foreign policy priority; we need this country to be on a stable, peaceful path, which in turn is crucial to regional security. Ultimately this means transitioning from humanitarian assistance to long-term [...]