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Facing Death, Six Days a Week

The mother of Phelica Anthony, 6, says goodbye to her daughter as a burial team takes her body away. USAID is supporting the safe burial teams and Agency partners are working with communities to share information on proper hygiene practices and preventing transmission through workshops, community meetings, and radio campaigns.

This is the third blog in our Daily Dispatches series in which we’ve teamed up with photojournalist Morgana Wingard, who is on the ground with USAID staff in Liberia documenting the fight on Ebola. Here she follows members of the Liberian Red Cross and Global Communities burial team, who spend their days confronting grief and the dead in order to save more lives.

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A Grand Challenge to Help Health Care Workers Fight Ebola

Health care workers put on Personal protective equipment (PPE) before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia on Sept 22 2014. / Morgana Wingard, USAID

Today, West Africa faces the largest Ebola epidemic in history. A new Grand Challenge for Development is calling on innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs to design better protective solutions for the health care workers leading the battle against Ebola from the front lines.

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René Van Slate: “I’ve pretty much done everything that terrifies me… except for Ebola”

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This is the first blog in our Profiles in Courage series in which photojournalist Morgana Wingard compiles snapshots and sound bites from our USAID and Disaster Assistance Response Team staff on the front lines of the Ebola response. Here she talks to a veteran in humanitarian disaster assistance, René Van Slate, who serves as a liaison between the military on the ground and the U.S. civilian team.

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Liberia Gripped By Ebola’s Many Tentacles

Monrovia, Liberia - September 18, 2014: West Point, a township of 20,000 to 80,000 people, is a hot zone for the Ebola virus.

This is the second blog in our Daily Dispatches series in which we’ve teamed up with photojournalist Morgana Wingard, who is on the ground with USAID staff in Liberia documenting the fight on Ebola. These photos were taken in mid September and show the many ways that Ebola is impacting the lives and livelihoods of ordinary Liberians. They were provided courtesy of the United Nations Development Program.

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Powering The Ebola Response: Monrovia’s Island Clinic

Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at the Island Clinic in Monrovia

This is the first blog in our Daily Dispatches series in which we’ve teamed up with photojournalist Morgana Wingard, who is on the ground with USAID staff in Liberia documenting the fight against Ebola. Here she visits the newly opened Island Clinic, in Monrovia, where health care workers respond to the surge of patients needing care, and where USAID is helping “power” the response by providing much-needed generators to the operation.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Female Condoms

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In honor of Global Female Condom Day, read and share these five facts about female condoms, and help ensure that we continue celebrating successes in advancing sexual and reproductive health for all.

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An Opportunity of 300,000 Lifetimes

A baby receives life-saving drugs. / Anna Zeminski, AFP / Getty Images

A new $200 million initiative by PEPFAR and CIFF will double the total number of children receiving life-saving ART across 10 priority African countries over the next two years, bringing us closer to achieving an AIDS-Free Generation.

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How Gender Analyses Shaped the Future of Microbicides

Caption Forthcoming / Lisa Marie Albert

Three key takeaways: USAID-supported gender analyses in South Africa and Kenya zero in on the best ways to effectively introduce microbicides, an HIV prevention method that women can control.

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Five Takeaways from AIDS 2014

Signs highlighting the 2014 International AIDS Society Conference on Princes Bridge in Melbourne, Australia. /  International AIDS Society/Steve Forrest

USAID Office of HIV/AIDS Director David Stanton on his five takeaways from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Global Leadership, Collaboration Aligned in the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Forthcoming. / David Rochkind, WHO

The global fight against TB remains fragile. Yet, promising new tools are now available, and donors and partners are allied around a new strategy with refocused resources. We are now at a crossroads between ending the TB epidemic by 2035 and witnessing millions more TB deaths. But with continued consultation, coordination and leadership, we believe we will end the epidemic.

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