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Improved TB Diagnosis & Treatment: Research and Innovation Urgently Needed to Address Global Epidemic

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In 1882, Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013

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Last week, USAID and partners NASA, NIKE Inc., and the Department of State, held a LAUNCH 2020 Summit to kick off a new LAUNCH focus on systems innovation. LAUNCH is aimed at identifying, showcasing, and accelerating innovative approaches to specific global challenges. LAUNCH searches for visionaries whose world-class ideas, technologies, or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts […]

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Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health

Doctor prepares malaria treatment. Photo credit: IMAD

Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>

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LAUNCH: Addressing Development Problems Through Systems Innovation and Collaboration Across Boundaries

Will Schmitt

To mark the start of an exciting new phase of LAUNCH and to celebrate our success, we provide a short overview for those not familiar with the program. Read more >>

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Embracing Innovation and Discovery to Accelerate Global Health Progress

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

Improving women’s and children’s health is critical to the development of successful economies and stable communities. Read more >>

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Light Above Darkness – The Global Struggle for Democracy & Human Rights

Sarah Mendelson serves as deputy assistant administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

We have a duty to remember those who do not live free and to work tirelessly to ensure that one day they can. Read more >>

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Outcomes are Nice, But What About Measuring Them?

Cambodian woman and man with irrigation drip-kits. Photo credit: WLE

The main lesson that we have learned is that outcomes take time to generate, are iterative and not linear. There are not magic bullet solutions in getting to outcomes.

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Video of the Week: Animating M-PESA

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Public-private partnerships are a critical way that USAID is doing business differently and maximizing our impact. Read more >>

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Saving Lives at Birth Innovator Named CNN Hero of the Year

Midwife in Samaru Clinic using typical kerosene lighting. Photo credit: We Care Solar

In March, Saving Lives at Birth innovator, Dr. Laura Stachel of We Care Solar, was named a CNN Hero of the Year. Read more >>

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Young Albanian Women Set Sights on IT

Egi Shikaju at the 2nd Annual Microsoft Imagine Cup held in Tirana, Albania on March 15. Photo credit: USAID

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID recognizes 20 year old, Egi Shikaju, whose team competed in this year’s competition of innovative software applications in Albania.

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