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Saving Lives at Birth Innovator Named CNN Hero of the Year

Midwife in Samaru Clinic using typical kerosene lighting. Photo credit: We Care Solar

In March, Saving Lives at Birth innovator, Dr. Laura Stachel of We Care Solar, was named a CNN Hero of the Year. Read more >>

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Shoulder to Shoulder: Delivering Real Results for Women and Girls

USAID staff host International Women of Courage Awardees. Back row, from left: Fartuun Adan, Somalia; Summer Lopez, USAID; Franklin Moore, USAID; Beth Hogan, USAID; Ambassador Donald Steinberg, USAID; Kathleen Campbell, USAID; Amber Ussery, USAID; Front row, from left: Dr. Josephine Odumakin, Nigeria; Roberta Mahoney, USAID; Julieta Castellanos, Honduras; Sarah Mendelson, USAID; Malalai Bahaduri, Afghanistan; Yelena Milashena, Russia, Key Freeman, USAID. Photo credit: Pat Adams, USAID

Yesterday USAID was proud to host the International Women of Courage awardees. Read more >>

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Live at 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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On the road with SCMS, Part One: In Nigeria, PEPFAR partners pool procurement of life-saving commodities

In this three part series, Jay Heavner, Director of Knowledge Sharing and Communication at Supply Chain Management System (SCMS), highlights his experiences visiting three countries in Africa to observe SCMS project sites. On a documentation tour of Nigeria earlier this month, I visited sites in four states plus the capital, Abuja, to document the progress […]

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Paving the Way for a Measles-Free Nigeria

Guest Post by: Andrea Gay, Executive Director of Children’s Health at the United Nations Foundation For the last ten years, I have seen thousands of children cry after being pricked by needle for a vaccination against measles –a deadly disease that is preventable by one quick, albeit painful, shot. I witnessed it again this week […]

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Maternal Health Matters to Everyone

Traditonal and religious leaders in Bauchi State meet with officials to explore how leaders can work with government to improve community health care. Photo Credit: USAID/ Nigeria

Overcoming the extraordinary health challenges for women and children in Nigeria requires commitment and partnership at all levels. Read more >>

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Miller Finds Fortune in Rice Cultivation

In 2006, USAID’s MARKETS program changed the fortunes of many rice farmers and processors in the area. Read more >>

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Nigeria @ 50: Microenterprises Support Caregiver Families

Jamila and her husband display their peanut butter. Business skills training has empowered many woman caregivers to engage in effective business practices. Photo Credit: Fernando Maldonado, USAID/MARKETS

USAID training in Nigeria equips participants with practical business skills to become successful entrepreneurs. Read more >>

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Nigeria @ 50: Partnership with USAID

USAID is helping farmers' organizations, like this group in Kano, Nigeria, to plant and harvest higher-yielding crops. These women have boosted their incomes by producing more cowpeas than in previous years. Photo Credit:Ann Fleuret, USAID/Nigeria

USAID is helping farmers’ organizations in Nigeria to plant and harvest higher-yielding crops. Read more >>

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Repairing Obstetric Fistula in Nigeria

Women with fistula are stigmatized among their peers and by society in general. Read more >>

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