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USAID’s Youth in Development Policy: Investing in Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health

Young people in Kenya. Photo credit: USAID.

The first-ever USAID Youth in Development Policy provides important opportunities to involve global youth in shaping our development agenda and advancing their health and rights. Read more >>

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FrontLines Feature: A USAID Legacy in Latin America: Smaller Families and Better Health

Maryuri Arellano gives a health talk on adolescent pregnancy prevention.

Today, more than 1,000 men and women like Hernández are involved in the country’s ambitious community-based efforts to improve health by helping parents decide the size of their families. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Clean Cookstoves: Saving Trees and Lives in Tanzania

Clean Cookstoves: Saving Trees and Lives in Tanzania

Video of the Week: Clean Cookstoves: Saving Trees and Lives in Tanzania. This video features the work of a USAID funded project “Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development” (BALANCED). Read more >>

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Building the Foundations for Sustainable Health Services

I am proud to serve as the Assistant Administrator for Global Health, where I’ve often remarked that I feel like a kid in a candy store when I think about all of the important work going on at USAID, especially in global health.

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Photo of the Week: Happy Baby

This year, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is hosting the 19th International AIDS Conference, which takes place in Washington, DC, from July 22–27. Learn more about USAID activities at the International AIDS Conference.

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One Year On: Looking Back on Famine and a Smarter Response in the Horn

While the food security conditions in Somalia have improved, our response this past year reflects our understanding of the fragility of the situation Read more >>

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Taking Stock of Improvements in South Sudan’s Health Sector

As South Sudan celebrates the first anniversary of its independence on July 9, the new nation is taking stock of what it has accomplished over the past year. After suffering through civil war for most of its history (since before Sudan’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1956), South Sudan remains one of the world’s […]

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This Week at the 65th World Health Assembly (WHA)

The 65th World Health Assembly (WHA) took place in Geneva and reflected on a decade of progress in global health, particularly in maternal and child health, uncertainty in the current economic climate, new challenges like non-communicable diseases and a sense of urgency to improve health systems. Dr. Margaret Chan was elected for a second five-year […]

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Saving Children’s Lives, Closer to the Home

My most vivid early childhood memory is waking up to excruciating pain in my throat, and seeing the goldfish swimming in the aquarium of the pediatric surgical ward. Although penicillin had been discovered 30 years earlier, doctors had not learned yet that treating “strep throats” with penicillin was better than operating. I didn’t need the […]

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On the Road Again: USAID’s Mobile Medical Teams Resume Serving Yemen’s Marginalized People

During my recent visit to Yemen I had the opportunity to view many of the ways in which USAID is supporting development in the country. I was particularly impressed by USAID’s successful effort to provide local communities with basic medical services. Yemen faces many challenges, but few are as daunting as providing medical care to […]

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