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Life Savers in Africa

Submitted by Ari Alexander, Director for the Center for Faith-based & Community Initiatives and the Senior Advisor of NGO Partnerships and Global Engagement at USAID. Thunderstorms took out the electricity. The conference proceeded without lights, microphones or air conditioning in 100 degree heat. Most of us would find ourselves understandably distracted and uncomfortable under such […]

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USAID Commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

A usual day in inclusive kindergarten, supported by the USAID-funded Children in Difficult Circumstances Project, implemented by World Vision. Photo courtesy USAID/Yerevan.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, annually observed on December 3, aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues worldwide. Read more >>

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Focus on Nutrition: Creating Inclusive Partnerships and Deepening our Knowledge

We have a remarkable opportunity to make a measurable impact on child hunger and malnutrition.

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Increasing the Involvement of Men in Family Health

Reducing maternal deaths by 75 percent throughout the world by 2015 will take the involvement of men in countries where it matters most. Read more >>

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President Issues First-ever Development Policy

This morning, the White House launched the Presidential Policy Directive on Development (PPD). This is really a great moment for the US and for the development community .

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USAID @UNGA: Working to Energize Private Sector Partnership Development at UN Summit

Submitted by Scott Schirmer, Senior Coordinator, Private Sector Alliances Division, Office of Development Partners Eleven nations today released at the United Nations a joint Bilateral Donor’s Statement in Support of Private Sector Partnerships for Development. Read into the UN record by Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, this ground breaking statement recognizes the tremendous […]

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USAID @ UNGA: International Alliance Launched to Support Country-Led Advances in Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health

For the past ten years, the UN Millennium Development Goals have provided a blueprint to build stronger nations by setting aggressive goals from halving extreme poverty to significantly reducing maternal and child mortality to promoting gender equality.  The ambitious agenda and relatively short time period galvanized unprecedented collaboration among governments, international organizations and private partners […]

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USAID @ UNGA: Harnessing Innovation to Achieve the MDGs

What an amazing week it’s been, with so many people from around the globe gathered in one place, intent on finding ways to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.  To do so, we need innovators to dramatically change the way development is done. Today, at a forum co-hosted with the New York Academy of Sciences, USAID […]

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USAID @ UNGA: Addressing the Global Water and Sanitation Challenge

Submitted by Chris Holmes This morning at an event at the UN Summit titled, “Addressing the Global Water and Sanitation Challenge: The Key to the MDGs,”  USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah discussed the United States’ efforts and renewed attention to ensure water security world-wide. Perhaps no single issue is as important to achieving all of […]

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USAID @ UNGA: The Millennium Development Goals are Everyone’s Business

Submitted by Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme Administrator and former Prime Minister of New Zealand I’m looking forward to attending the

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