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Designing for Women: The Mobile Challenge

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Imagine if you picked up a smartphone and didn’t know how to use it. What must it be like to have such a powerful device in the palm of your hand and not be able to utilize it? For many technically illiterate women in the developing world, navigating a smartphone or even a more basic feature phone is a real challenge. Read more>>

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (8/4/2012 – 8/10/2012) August 6: ABC News featured a blog post on Secretary Clinton’s recent trip to Malawi, where she met with local farmers at the Lumbadzi Milk Bulking Group, established as part of the Feed the Future initiative. Clinton spoke with a farmer who received a cow from USAID several years ago. With revenue from […]

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Fighting TB in India, One Lab at a Time

Phil Carroll is the Senior Policy Communications Associate at USAID partner organization PATH. He spent two weeks in India last fall visiting PATH programs related to maternal and child health, tuberculosis, immunizations, and safe water and diarrheal disease. Originally posted at the Global Health Technologies Coalition Blog. India is a country that changes dramatically from […]

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A Triumph of Coordination: To the Last Case in India and Beyond

Ellyn Ogden has coordinated USAID’s polio eradication initiative since 1997 and is a frequent visitor to India. Western Uttar Pradesh was once seen as the world’s largest reservoir of polio virus. Four districts, namely Moradabad, Bareilly, Rampur and Badaun, were considered the ‘Hot 4’ and for many years, people speculated that the last polio cases […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (1/16/2012 – 1/20/2012) January 17: The GlobalPost highlighted India’s progress in its fight to end polio and noted that the country recently marked one year since its last confirmed case of polio. The news outlet interviewed Ellyn Ogden, USAID’s worldwide polio eradication coordinator. In the published interview, Ogden discusses India’s achievement and the global outlook to end polio. January 18: On Wednesday, at the University of Delaware-Wilmington, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah joined Senator […]

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A Triumph of Coordination:  Eradicating Polio from India

Ellyn Ogden has coordinated USAID’s polio eradication initiative since 1997 and is a frequent visitor to India. The news out of India this week marking 12 months with no confirmed case of polio is indeed a landmark event.  I have had the good fortune of working with the Pulse Polio Program, as the Polio Eradication […]

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USAID in the News

January 3: Billboard Magazine highlighted USAID’s work to launch a public awareness campaign for the famine in the Horn of Africa. Specifically, the magazine praised USAID’s partnership with MTV to not only “forward the facts,” but auction off items to benefit families in East Africa. January 2: Over the weekend, Forbes India published a transcript of an interview with USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah. The interview discusses Feed theFuture and the budget, and took […]

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Crowd Sourcing Development Innovation in India

India has become synonymous with innovation.  Inexpensive mHealth applications.  The Tata Nano. Low cost eye surgery. These are just a handful of the frugal innovations that India has developed and is now exporting.  With a booming social enterprise sector, a number of the world’s leading academics, Nobel Prize winners and thinkers, a vibrant private sector, […]

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Administrator Shah Receives Award for Indian Diaspora

Diaspora can make a difference.  That’s the reasoning behind India’s Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award—the most prestigious civilian award given by the President of India to successful Indian diaspora who have enhanced India’s prestige around the world. USAID’s Administrator, Rajiv Shah, was recently honored as an Indian-American who is making a difference when he was presented […]

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Mobile Clinics in India Take to the Road: Bringing HIV Testing and Counseling and STI Services to Those Most at Risk

Ed Scholl, AIDSTAR-One Project Director, John Snow, Inc. AIDSTAR-One is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, and provides rapid technical assistance to USAID and U.S. Government (USG) country teams to build effective, well-managed, and sustainable HIV and AIDS programs, and promotes new leadership in the […]

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