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Launching the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance

Group of young adults. Photo credit: Global Social Service Workforce Alliance

Funded by PEPFAR through USAID, the launch of the new Global Social Service Workforce Alliance aims to help the helpers. Read more >>

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FrontLines Releases Special Issue on USAID Results

Swaziland mother Zanele is thankful that 2-month-old son Nkosingphile was born HIV-free

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines for a special issue reviewing 20 projects the Agency counts among its most successful. Here are the first five. Read more >>

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Coordinated Efforts Needed to Combat Infant Mortality in Africa

Attendees at the session get a primer on the HBB program. Photo credit: Johnson & Johnson

To meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing infant mortality by two thirds before 2015, birth attendants in large numbers must acquire the basic skills and equipment to help newborns breathe.

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Demographic and Health Survey Show Positive Results in Haiti

Patients get laboratory work done at a USAID-supported health clinic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti (May 15, 2013). Photo credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID

A newly released nationwide health survey of Haiti shows continuing positive trends on key health-care indicators in particular those of Haitian women and children. Read more >>

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A Roadside Attraction in Djibouti: Community and Condoms at the SafeTStop

Zahra Daher and Hussein Houmed, founders of the PK-12 SafeTStop. Photo credit: Carole Douglis, USAID/East Africa

A center for recreation and HIV education in Ethiopia, called”SafeTStop,” features testing and treatment on the premises. Read more >>

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FP2020: Plans, Partnerships and Progress – One Year On

Ghana woman at USAID health event. Photo credit: USAID

One year after the London Summit on Family Planning, FP2020 continues to accelerate progress towards achieving our goal of reaching an additional 120 million women with lifesaving contraceptive information, services and supplies by 2020. Read more >>

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Pledge Guarantee for Health: Working Better, Faster and Smarter

Aron Betru, Managing Director of Pledge Guarantee for Health, left, and Dr. Raj Shah, Administrator USAID, right, sign the new guarantee agreement between USAID, Swedish SIDA and Pledge Guarantee for Health. Photo credit: USAID

Pledge Guarantee for Health allows countries to accelerate delivery of, and access to, necessary health commodities. 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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Partnering to Control and Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola

Personnel distribute USAID hygiene kits at a Cholera Treatment Center in Verrettes in the Artibonite department of Haiti. Photo by Kendra Helmer/USAID

Today, USAID became an official member of the Coalition on Water and Sanitation for the Elimination of Cholera in Hispaniola. Read more >>

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Health Education in Malawi: Helping Create Safer Advancing Behaviors

“Previously I was not faithful to my family. I used to have extramarital affairs. After attending Hope Kit sessions and listening and participating to the sessions, I realized that I was putting my life at stake and now I have chosen to be faithful to my family.” - Eliza Lupale, 37, married with five children  Photo credit: Edna Ndhlovu

The goal of BRIDGE is lasting, positive change that not only prevents new HIV infections, but also strengthens the ability of Malawi’s communities to care for and protect themselves. Read more >>

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