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Empowering Mothers to Save Lives

Children benefit from handwashing. Photo credit: Lifebuoy

Lifebuoy joined forces with USAID and its Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) to raise awareness of the link between newborn survival and handwashing with soap. Read more >>

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Curbing Open Defecation in Liberia to Save Children Under Five

WASH program beneficiary. Photo Credit: Bendu Doman-Nimley/USAID

USAID is working to to change sanitation practices in Liberia so the country can become defecation-free. Read more >>

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Water: A Unifying Issue: USAID’s New Global Water Strategy

Chris Holmes serves as USAID’s Global Water Coordinator.

The goal of the USAID Water and Development Strategy is to save lives and improve development in a world where practically 800 million people are without adequate water. Read more >>

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In Tajikistan, Little Drops Make the River

School children in Khatlon enjoy their first taste of drinking water outside their school. Photo credit: USAID

Where one in six child deaths is related to waterborne diseases, USAID is helping communities build sustainable pipe networks.

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Improving Hygiene for Displaced Syrians

Using clean water from her family’s new  bucket, Haneen* brushes her teeth with the  toothbrush received from a USAID partner in  Olive Grove Camp (Photo: USAID Partner)  *Name changed to protect identity Improving Hygiene for Displaced Syrians

Basic personal hygiene is critical to help prevent the spread of illness and disease among displaced
Syrians. Read more >>

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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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Saving Lives, Improving Health with Simple Act of Handwashing with Soap

Studies show that washing hands with soap is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diseases: it can cut deaths from diarrhea by almost half and from acute respiratory infections by a quarter. On Saturday, people across the globe celebrated the fourth annual Global Handwashing Day. Last year, over 200 million people […]

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WASH for Life: Testing Promising Solutions and Scaling Proven Successes in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Dr. Maura O’Neill is the Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Counselor to the Administrator at USAID. In 2008, the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire brought the issue of unsafe sanitation to the silver screen. Audiences cringed as young Jamal is forced to jump into the open pit of feces in which he was previously seen relieving […]

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Making the Unavoidable Unacceptable

On World Water Day, March 22, safe drinking water and sanitation experts gather across the globe both to celebrate successes and to develop more effective, sustainable ways of meeting this vital development need. One element of those conversations is that the lack of safe drinking water and sanitation in developing countries poses a number of […]

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