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Disruptive Innovations Bringing Nepal Closer to Ending Extreme Poverty

Nurses apply chlorhexidine to the umbilical cord of a newborn at Nepalganj Medical College & Teaching Hospital. USAID is helping Nepal bring the life-saving antiseptic gel to villages, communities and health centers across the country. / Thomas Cristofoletti for USAID

From antiseptic interventions for newborn babies to creative, community-based approaches to countering human trafficking, USAID/Nepal is using several innovative programs to cut extreme poverty. Learning from and scaling these types of interventions globally will be the key to meeting the next set of sustainable development goals post-2015 and ending extreme poverty worldwide.

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Ending Extreme Poverty in Asia through Universal Health Coverage

A woman in the Philippines receives a tetanus shot during a pre-natal visit. / HealthPRO

Despite the region’s robust economic growth, over 60 percent of those in extreme poverty still live in Asia. Partnering with countries to invest in Universal Health Coverage will boost the critical economic growth and social safety nets needed to eliminate extreme poverty.

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If You ‘Let Girls Learn,’ You Save Lives Too

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How does giving girls a proper education impact their health and well-being? Education is essential to fight poverty and all its corollaries: hunger, disease, resource degradation, exploitation and despair. In low-income countries, mothers who have completed primary school are more likely to seek appropriate health care for their children. A child born to a literate mother is 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5.

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Webinar to Highlight How Extension, Technology, and Behavior Change Combine to Improve Agriculture and Nutrition

This blog post is by John Nicholson, SPRING Knowledge Management Manager, JSI Research and Training Institute, and Kristina Beall, SPRING SBCC Project Officer, The Manoff Group.  SPRING is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and helps to strengthen country efforts to scale up high-impact nutrition practices and policies. Leveraging the power […]

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Empowering Health Workers to Improve Service Delivery in Uganda

Agnes provides integrated HIV and family planning counseling to client. Photo credit: Carol Bales, IntraHealth International.

Agnes Masagwayi has a fierce determination to give her community the best possible care. But as a clinical health officer in Mbale District, Uganda, she knows how difficult it can be.

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Video of the Week: USAID and Nelson Mandela

Mandela Announcing a Partnership with USAID on AIDS

In this week’s Video of the Week, we highlight Nelson Mandela’s announcement on the AIDS Response Partnership, Durban in 2000 with USAID.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T Find Out What It Means To Us

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All of us need to respond to promote social justice and improve quality of care. Women’s lives depend on it.

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Meeting the Needs of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence

In Swaziland, just before sunset, a young girl tests out a new seesaw on a playground built by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at the Mkhulamini Clinic. Photo credit: Jon Hrusa, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The stories of many young women’s courage epitomize the struggle to achieve an AIDS-free generation. Read more >>

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A Lesson in Holistic Care: What I Learned from Working with Transgender Women and Health Providers in the LAC Region

REDTRANS and Miluska staff conducting a workshop on HIV and human rights. Photo credit: Manuel Contreras

USAID celebrates the work of transgender women and health providers in Latin America and the Caribbean on Transgender Day of Remembrance. 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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