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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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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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From the Field in Vietnam: Small Loans Mean Big Changes for People Living with HIV

In her traditional costume typical of the Thai ethnic minority group in northern Vietnam, Hinh tells her story to a reporter from Vietnam Television with confidence, shining eyes and a radiant smile. Photo Credit: Richard Nyberg/USAID

The USAID HIV Workplace Project, funded under PEPFAR, the USAID HIV Workplace Project. Read more >>

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Photos of the Week: AID in Action: Delivering on Results

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

Driving human progress is at the core of USAID’s mission, but what do development results look like? Read more >>

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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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