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Happy Baby, Happy Mama: Private Sector Partnership Gets Results with Vouchers

Scovia Ketusiime holds a Healthy Baby voucher. Photo credit: SHOPS

When Scovia Ketusiime was 24 years old and five months pregnant with her second child she made a purchase that might have saved her life, the life of her baby, and that of her 18-month-old: she bought a voucher.Read more >>

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Saving Lives of Mothers and Babies through Family Planning

Mother and Child

During the month of May, IMPACT will be highlighting USAID’s work in Global Health. From May 11-17, we will be featuring the important role of mothers and partnerships in Global Health. With memories of Mother’s Day in the U.S. this past weekend still fresh in the mind—family gatherings, celebrations, festive meals, presents, flowers, and more—attention turns to the estimated […]

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Education: The Most Powerful Weapon for Changing the World

School girls in Sana’a gather for their lesson.

Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace. Read more >>

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1,000 Days to Reach the Millennium Development Goals

These schoolchildren in Aqaba, Jordan, are beneficiaries of the Jordan Schools Program and Education Reform Support Program, both funded by USAID to support the Jordanian Ministry of Education’s reform efforts in improving the quality of education in the country. Photo credit: Jill Meeks, Creative Associates International

What USAID is doing to ensure that by 2015 children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. Read more >>

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USAID Rallies During Final 1,000 Days of Millennium Development Goals

USAID, US News and GAIN participated in a Google Hangout on April 5. Photo credit: USAID

On April 5, USAID joined UN Foundation’s Momentum 1000 and millions around the globe in a digital rally to mark the 1,000 day to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Developing Global Partnerships for Development

Ruth Kamula, a community-based seed producer in Kiboko, Kenya

One of the ways USAID is working to meet the Millennium Development Goals is through its Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project.

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Live @ UNGA – Day Three

Day three at UNGA included two marquee events spotlighting progress to date on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

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Working Together to Save Moms & Kids in Afghanistan

A decade ago, Afghanistan’s health system collapsed, leaving crumbling and neglected infrastructure, widespread prevalence of malnutrition, infectious disease, and some of the highest maternal mortality rates the world had ever seen.

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MDG countdown: Celebrating Successes and Innovation

Today, Secretary of State Mitchell of UK development agency DFID and I will co-host an event along the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to celebrate successes and innovations in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Indeed, the world has much to celebrate. Through partnerships between communities and governments and the integration of new, non-traditional […]

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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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