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Neonatal Alliance Locks in on Largest Contributor to Under-5 Death in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mother and child. Photo credit: MCHIP

To prevent neonatal deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID, ministries of health in the region, NGOs, and professional associations, have formed the LAC Neonatal Alliance. Read more >>

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USAID Scholarships: Forming Lasting Bonds among Nations through Youth

Marling García, who is studying entrepreneurship and leadership for youth development at Northcentral Technical College in Wisconsin, talks to U.S. Ambassador Phyllis M. Powers about activities she intends to carry out when she returns from her studies. Photo credit: USAID

Phyllis M. Powers, U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, reflects on her recent trip to Nicaragua where she visited USAID’s Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program. Read more >>

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LGBT Families at USAID: Integration and Solidarity in Nicaragua

USAID Democracy, Human Rights and Governance officer Jessica Morrison with her wife and newborn daughter. Photo credit: Jessica Morrison/USAID

In 2009, Secretary Clinton announced that the U.S. State Department would extend benefits to the same-sex partners of Foreign Service officers. Although I didn’t officially begin working for USAID until September 2012, I had applied to the agency’s Development Leadership Initiative program that summer and had little idea just how much this and other policy advancements towards […]

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Public, Private, and Civil Society Partnerships in Action

Save the Children visits neighborhoods to monitor child health and nutrition, and treat sick children. Photo credit: Gerardo Aráuz

An alliance between USAID, Save the Children and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. maximizes the use of resources and helps to identify new solutions to challenges affecting Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more >>

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FrontLines Feature: A USAID Legacy in Latin America: Smaller Families and Better Health

Maryuri Arellano gives a health talk on adolescent pregnancy prevention.

Today, more than 1,000 men and women like Hernández are involved in the country’s ambitious community-based efforts to improve health by helping parents decide the size of their families. Read more >>

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International Education Week: Early Education Sets Young Nicaraguans on the Path the Academic Success

Identifying problems in early-grade reading is crucial for development in parts of the world where the stakes are high for kids that get behind the learning curve at a young age. Nicaragua is one country that has identified early-reading as a major area for improvement and made widespread efforts to address it. The ministry of […]

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From the Field

In Kosovo, RTK Public TV filmed an episode of  “Classroom Makeover”, in which parents and teachers use materials donated by the community to update and improve classrooms. The show was inspired by a USAID project of same concept. In Nicaragua, we are supporting fair elections.   In the face of this complex, non-transparent environment for the […]

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From the Field

In Nicaragua, we joined the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Nicaragua to celebrate World Food Day.  Three important USAID food security programs will be highlighted in the celebration. In Kenya, we will launch the first of a series of county youth forums to engage Kenyan youth. […]

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Building Civil Society in Nicaragua

As the leader of an important development project in Latin America, I had the chance to document the experience through video, highlighting aid beneficiaries’ civic passion and pride that characterize the current challenges in Nicaragua. The video, USAID: Building Civil Society in Nicaragua, captured the activities in Managua while showing scenic footage of the vibrant […]

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From the Field

In Uganda, we supported a youth festival to demonstrate the spirit of entrepreneurship.  USAID organized a national youth festival with 18 youth organizations and 26 youth clubs from local universities. More than 7,000 youth attended the event and three Members of Parliament who represent youth. The event was used to showcase entrepreneurial activities that youth […]

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