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Q&A: What A Year Without Polio in Nigeria Means

A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a girl in Nigeria. / Courtesy of TSCHIP

July 24 marked one year since the last reported case of wild polio in Nigeria. This is a significant milestone for the largest country by population in Africa and, historically, a major reservoir of the virus.

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USAID Seeds Innovation: 15 Social Entrepreneurs Making a Difference

Field engineer, Mathew, stress tests Smart Tractor at test farm in Kaduna as kids from nearby village look. / Jehiel Oliver.

With interests ranging from “Uber for tractors” to rights for the visually impaired, the innovations from this year’s Echoing Green Global Fellows are providing essential services, creating jobs and reducing poverty — often through market-based solutions.

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Improving Agriculture to Help Lift Nigerian Families Out of Poverty

Alex Thier (far left) looks on as a Nigerian farmer checks the starch level of his cassava crop. (Photo Credit: USAID)

USAID/Nigeria has been investing in several agriculture activities such as Thai Farms to support local farmers. In fact, Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (MARKETS II) is the Nigeria Mission’s flagship agriculture activity. This project seeks to connect local farmers to markets, introduce new technology and partnerships, and provide training to farmers to improve production capacity.

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GE Turns on Power in Power Africa

Mibawa Suppliers was awarded a $100,000 grant from Shari Berenbach, President and CEO of the USADF. Mibawa’s ‘rent to own’ solar scheme provides Kenyan villagers with cheaper, safer, and more regular power supply. Credit: Rudy Gharib/USAID

Whether it’s kick starting local off-grid energy projects in Kenya and Nigeria, or larger scale initiatives across the region, GE’s involvement in the Power Africa initiative is very much underway.

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Fostering Leadership to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Nigeria

Keziah Samaila, coordinator of PMTCT in Township Clinic, Nigeria, training women on Family Planning and HIV. Photo: Lourdes de la Peza

More than 85,000 infants in Nigeria are at risk of HIV transmission from their mothers every year. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Women Sing in West Africa

Women sing

Community members sing at the opening of a border information center in West Africa. Read more >>

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What Does It Take to Get Contraceptives to Clients in Rural Nigeria?

DDIC truck delivering commodities at a rural health facility in Nigeria. Photo credit: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT

What does it take to get contraceptives to clients in rural Nigeria to promote safe motherhood and healthy families? Read more >>

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USAID in the News

A Promise Renewed

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of September 16, 2013. Read more >>

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“Come Back at Night and You Will Understand”

Rajiv Shah serves as Administrator at USAID

USAID is working with the U.S., African governments and the international business community to bring reliable, clean power to Africa. Read more >>

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The Power of Mobile to Improve Women’s Health

Mother with a mobile phone. Photo credit: VillageReach

Mobile technology has made possible innovative new ways to deliver health information and services. Read more >>

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