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Why the Arts and Youth Matter for LGBT Global Development

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah dances with a Family Ayara Youth Foundation dancer in a trip to Bogota, Colombia in April 2013. Photo credit: USAID

Arts and youth play a key role in international development. Read more >>

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Taking Our New Model of LGBT Inclusive Development to UNGA

USAID’s LGBT Global Development Partnership promotes foreign assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in emerging markets and developing countries. Photo by: Pat Adams/USAID

An important part of this year’s UNGA agenda is inclusive development efforts to ensure equal access to foreign aid and the protection of the human rights of one of the world’s most vulnerable populations – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Read more >>

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Empowering LGBTI people in Colombia to Advocate for Their Own Rights

USAID conducts training on on respecting and protecting LGBTI rights in Cartagena. Photo credit: Victory Institute

USAID Senior Advisor of Office of Innovation and Development Alliances shares her recent visits to Colombia, where she witnessed how USAID is supporting the LGBTI populations in the region so they can advocate for their own rights. Read more >>

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Neonatal Alliance Locks in on Largest Contributor to Under-5 Death in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mother and child. Photo credit: MCHIP

To prevent neonatal deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID, ministries of health in the region, NGOs, and professional associations, have formed the LAC Neonatal Alliance. Read more >>

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The LAC Effect: Addressing Inequalities to Save Lives

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

Assistant Administrator for Global Health reflects on the progress that USAID has made in the Latin America and Caribbean region in ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Read more >>

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A New Partnership to Support Colombia’s Coffee Farmers

Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz meets with USAID Administrator Raj Shah on partnership. Photo Credit: Starbucks

Starbucks and USAID embarks on a new public-private partnership to help increase Colombian coffee yields and enhance livelihoods of Colombian farmers. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Empowering Afro-Colombian Communities

USAID working with the private sector in Cali to promote Afro-Colombian employment and inclusion. Photo Credit:

Our Photo of the Week comes from USAID/Colombia. Read more >>

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La Idea Initiative Seeks Entrepreneurs with Business Partnerships in Latin America

Bogota, Colombia is not the only place where La Idea has convened eager entrepreneurs to learn more about its Business Competition. At business advising events it organized throughout the U.S. and Latin America, entrepreneurs have learned about a variety of ways to grow their businesses and partner across borders. Photo credit: La Idea

Last month, La Idea launched the La Idea Business Competition, an opportunity for innovative social entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas to turn their business visions into reality. Read more >>

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River Blindness Eliminated in Colombia

In Naciona, Colombia, a child is measured for treatment with the drug Mecitzan®, donated by Merck. The village of Naciona's close proximity to the river meant that, in the past, residents were exposed to the bites of flies that carried river blindness. Now, thanks to the work of the national program and the Carter Center OEPA Colombia has eliminated river blindness nationwide. Photo Credit: USAID

Today, Colombia celebrates a great milestone. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), out of 38 endemic countries worldwide, Colombia is the first to eliminate river blindness, a disease transmitted through infected flies that can cause chronic skin lesions, irreversible blindness, or severe visual impairment.

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Promoting Empowerment and Education in the Americas

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Last week, Dr. Jill Biden witnessed the good work of the United States to promote economic growth and development through education and empowerment of women entrepreneurs. Read more >>

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