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Women Deliver: Bold Visions for Women’s and Girls’ Health and Rights

Robert Clay serves as deputy assistant to the administrator for Global Health. Photo credit: Robert Clay

I’ve just returned from an inspiring and thought-provoking week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where leaders and advocates from 149 countries gathered for the Women Deliver 2013 conference. Read more >>

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Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Family Planning and Integrated Development in Tanzania

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Filmed in the northern coastal region of Tanzania, the short documentary “Healthy People, Healthy Environment” showcases an innovative approach to development Read more >>

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The injection advantage: Reaching more women with an effective and convenient family planning method

Small, light, and easy to use, Sayana Press is well-suited for community health workers. Credit: PATH/Patrick McKern

The women are about 25 to 30 years old. They’re married with two, or as many as nine, children. They’re tired. They may have miscarried, more than once. They want a break.

This is how community health workers in Senegal describe the women who visit village health huts for family planning. “Some are educated and some are not,” one health worker said, “but they are smart. They worry about the health consequences of multiple pregnancies.”

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Allowing Women to Nurture Themselves and Their Children Before Giving Birth Again

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In too many places around the world, women lack the access to contraception or the decision-making ability to seek services. Read more >>

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Women Deliver Conference Focuses Attention to Women’s Health and Rights

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This week leaders and advocates from nearly 150 countries are gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Women Deliver 2013, one of the largest conferences of the decade focused on the health and wellbeing of girls and women. USAID is proud to participate in Women Deliver 2013 and highlight the Agency’s strong support and dedication to improving the health and status of women and girls across the globe.

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PEPFAR: Ten Years of Saving Millions of Lives

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is in its 10th year of helping HIV and AIDS-infected and -affected populations get access to prevention, care and treatment services. PEPFAR, the largest effort by any nation to combat a single disease, is working to achieve former Secretary of State Clinton’s vision of creating an AIDS-free generation.  Photo Credit: USAID

Ten years ago today, the United States Congress, in a remarkable display of compassion and bipartisanship, passed overwhelmingly legislation that established an historic and transforming global health program now known as PEPFAR — the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

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Community-based Approach Prevents HIV in Children and Keeps HIV+ Mothers Healthy in Bondo, Kenya

Beatrice, holding Gabriel, and Grace, with baby Mary, listen as CHW Jane Akoth (right)  counsels them on their health choices. Photo Credit: USAID

In Africa, HIV and AIDS affects women and mothers at a greater rate than men, creating a heavy disease burden among families. When parents die of the disease, children are left orphaned or given to the care of relatives who may not have the means to raise them. Pregnant and breastfeeding women who are infected with HIV also run the risk of transmitting the disease to their children.

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Women’s Involvement in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

Kawango Agot works to scale up voluntary medical male circumcision in Kenya. Photo Credit: USAID

It’s that time of the year when the world takes a moment to take stock of women who have made history fighting to improve the health and well-being of fellow women. Women achievers stand up to be counted and are celebrated. I salute them all, but this year I would like to shift the focus to the unknown, unsung heroines — and call on many more to come forth and follow their footsteps.

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More than 30,000 Fistula Repair Surgeries Supported by USAID

USAID-supported projects work to improve access to routine and emergency obstetric care and cesarean deliveries for women who experience complications during labor and delivery. Photo credit: EngenderHealth

USAID commemorates today’s first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula by celebrating a milestone in global maternal health. Read more >>

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ROADS II Video: Transforming Corridors of Risk into Pathways of Prevention and Hope

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FHI 360 congratulates PEPFAR for 10 years of improving lives worldwide. Read more >>

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