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Fostering Leadership to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Nigeria

Keziah Samaila, coordinator of PMTCT in Township Clinic, Nigeria, training women on Family Planning and HIV. Photo: Lourdes de la Peza

More than 85,000 infants in Nigeria are at risk of HIV transmission from their mothers every year. Read more >>

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Men for Others: Keeping Men Safe as They Battle Against HIV

A family celebrates with their child, a sign of togetherness and healthy living. Photo credit: USAID/B. Deutsch

Today, as we celebrate International Men’s Day, we need to “step up” for every man and boy, keeping them safe as they continue the battle against HIV. Read more >>

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Human Resources for Health: Foundation for Universal Health Coverage

A community health worker counts the respiratory rate of a young child in Dhanusha, Nepal.  Photo credit: Dillip Chandra Poudel, courtesy of Photoshare.

USAID will continue to support health workforce strengthening in order to improve access to and quality of health services for the most at-need populations. Read more >>

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Tackling Malaria and Other Transboundary Challenges in the Lower Mekong through Regional Cooperation

Photo Credit: CIA World Factbook

More than 60 million people live in the lower Mekong River basin and currently struggle with drug-resistant malaria. Read more >>

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MCHIP Plays Key Role Introducing Lifesaving Vaccine in Nine African Countries

Mother and child at the launch ceremony. Photo credit: MCHIP

Today, on World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP and USAID celebrate that this disease is preventable with safe, effective and affordable tools. Read more >>

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Expanding Access and Choice for Family Planning

Women gather at a health post in Ethiopia. USAID trains and supports health extension workers across Ethiopia's health system in the most populous regions of the country. Photo credit: Nena Terrell, USAID Ethiopia

Women deserve family planning options that are “full access, full choice.” Read more >>

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What Does It Take to Get Contraceptives to Clients in Rural Nigeria?

DDIC truck delivering commodities at a rural health facility in Nigeria. Photo credit: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT

What does it take to get contraceptives to clients in rural Nigeria to promote safe motherhood and healthy families? Read more >>

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MCHIP Spurs Action to Protect Women from Excessive Bleeding After Childbirth

Women waiting for newborn care at a nursery. Photo credit: MCHIP

Excessive bleeding after birth is easily preventable with lifesaving drugs, yet it is the largest killer of women giving birth. Can a cutting-edge tool for estimating the number of women receiving these drugs help to halt these senseless deaths? Read more >>

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Harnessing S&T for Global Development

Indonesia Laboratory technical at Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung (West Java) performs multi-drug resistant TB tests using GeneXpert as part of a pilot project supported by USAID. Photo credit: Roni Chandra

USAID Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation shares a discussion on how science, technology and innovation is helping to tackle development challenges in Indonesia. Read more >>

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Knowledge-Sharing in MHealth is Critical to Providing Life-Saving Solutions for Moms

Participants looking pleased with access to health information on their mobile phones. Photo credit: Living Goods

In order for mobile to be scaled to address health issues, global communities must come together to openly share lessons learned Read more >>

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