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Family Planning Improves and Saves Lives

A community health worker in Malawi counsels a woman on her family planning options at a gathering place in her community. USAID works in more than 45 countries around the globe to increase access to family planning information and services for all who want them. Photo credit: Liz Bayer

Today, World Contraception Day, draws attention to the fact that more than 222 million women in the developing world say they want to delay or avoid pregnancy but are not using a modern method of contraception. Read more >>

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Empowering Women with the Female Condom

RH Councillor Jonathan Kabanda in a councilling session with client Pauline Phiri at SFH Obote Site, Livingstone, Zambia. Photo credit: PSI

In recognition of Global Female Condom Day, Population Services International reflects on how they’re working with USAID to use female condoms as tools to prevent HIV transmission. Read more >>

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Educating A First-Time Mother

Mother and child with mobile phone.

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post’s Global Motherhood page to highlight the successes and remaining opportunities in the Every Woman Every Child movement. Read more >>

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The Issue of Inequalities: A Look at the Underlying Causes of Maternal and Child Death in Latin America and the Caribbean

PromiseRenewed

Eliminating preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths globally is an overarching goal of USAID’s work, so we must address the underlying causes. 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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USAID’s Employee HIV Testing Campaign

Assistant Administrator for Global Health Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez (left) and Deputy Assistant Administrator Wade Warren (right) listen to Community Education Group counselor and tester Miriam Jones explain how to use the oral swab. Photo credit: Molly Schmalzbach, USAID

In honor of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, USAID offered free HIV screening to all USAID employees. Read more >>

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Technologies to Keep Mothers Safe

Elizabeth Abu-Haydar, right, with a mother in a prenatal clinic in Rajasthan, India. Photo Credit: PATH/Noah Perin

t PATH, we’re dedicated to developing simple, affordable technology to make sure becoming a mother is a time of joy the world over. Read more >>

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Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health

Doctor prepares malaria treatment. Photo credit: IMAD

Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>

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Use of Technology in Malaria Prevention and Control Activities

Malaria surveillance officer interviewing woman from malaria positive household in Zanzibar, June 2012. Photo credit: Mike McKay, RTI

mHealth applications are helping Zanzibar to identify and treat many otherwise undiagnosed malaria cases, identifying hot spots and transmission patterns, and responding rapidly to new outbreaks. Read more >>

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Better Diagnostics Critical to the Fight against Typhoid

Women and children

When children’s lives are at stake, we need to move quickly. That’s why we need to rise to the challenge of developing better typhoid diagnostics, and soon. Read more >>

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