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USAID @ UNGA: Championing Effective Solutions to End Malnutrition in Women and Children

Submitted by Bruce Cogill Ph.D. Chief, USAID’s Nutrition Division Administrator Raj Shah joined a historic gathering of the First Ladies of Africa, who convened to declare nutrition as a critical priority for eliminating poverty. Nutrition is a top priority of both Feed the Future (FTF) and the Global Health Initiative (GHI). To reduce the growing […]

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USAID @ UNGA: Polio Eradication Efforts Spotlighted During Summit on Reaching the Millennium Development Goals

Submitted by Ellyn Ogden USAID Worldwide Polio Eradication Coordinator Today, representatives from partner countries, donors, non-governmental organizations and the private sector met on polio eradication. I represented USAID. USAID is working closely with the United Nations (U.N) and partner countries to address this outbreak. The global polio eradication effort is at a critical point in […]

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COUNTDOWN TO THE MDGS: WHO Cuts Global Annual Estimate of Maternal Deaths

Submitted by Susan K. Brems Ph.D. Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health The World Health Organization said Wednesday that fewer women are now dying each year from complications during pregnancy and childbirth.  A new report found that 358,000 women died during pregnancy or childbirth in 2008, mostly in poor countries of sub-Saharan Africa […]

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Countdown to MDG Summit: Conversations With America “The Obama Administration’s Work Toward Achieving the Millennium Development Goals”

Conversations With America Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID David Lane, President and CEO, ONE The Obama Administration’s Work Toward Achieving the Millennium Development Goals Conversations With America U.S. Department of State Moderator: PJ Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs September 16, 2010 On Thursday, September 16, 2010, David Lane, President and CEO of […]

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COUNTDOWN TO THE MDG SUMMIT: USAID’s Rajiv Shah: “We Need Results”

As featured in Ministerial Leadership Initiative’s blog Part two of the 8-part series In the Driver’s Seat: A Series on Country Ownership of Health Programs. Dr. Rajiv Shah was sworn in as the 16th Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on December 31, 2009. He spoke with John Donnelly earlier this […]

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COUNTDOWN TO THE MDG SUMMIT: Global Investment in Malaria Prevention Could Save 3 Million Lives Over Next Five Years

By Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator This morning at the National Press Club, I joined the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) to launch the third report from the Progress & Impact Series “Saving Lives with Malaria Control: Counting Down to the Millennium Development Goals”.  The report states that the lives of almost […]

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This Week at USAID – September 13, 2010

Administrator Shah will participate in the State Department’s Conversations with America webcast series.  Dr. Shah and the president and CEO of the advocacy group ONE, David Lane, will talk about  global development opportunities and challenges on the eve of the Millennium Development Goals summit. Agency officials will take part in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation Annual […]

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USAID in the News

It was a lively week for USAID in the media as several prominent outlets featured our work in different regions of the world, showcasing the great variety of ways in which which the Agency helps bring hope to people around the globe. National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” featured a piece on efforts to assist in building up the civil […]

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Focus on Literacy and Learning: The Global Community’s Failing Grade

Submitted by: Rebecca Winthrop Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution On the occasion of International Literacy Day and USAID’s Education Week, I wanted to address the fact that so many school children in developing countries are not learning to read in the vital first few years of primary school.  Failing […]

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Quality Education and MDG 2

Submitted by David J. Barth, Director, Office of Education, USAID I enjoyed following a webchat today sponsored by the Brookings Institute on achieving Millennium Development Goal 2: universal primary education. While I didn’t agree with everything that my friend David Gartner said, I agreed with most and it got me thinking about the progress that […]

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