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Harnessing S&T for Global Development

Indonesia Laboratory technical at Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung (West Java) performs multi-drug resistant TB tests using GeneXpert as part of a pilot project supported by USAID. Photo credit: Roni Chandra

USAID Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation shares a discussion on how science, technology and innovation is helping to tackle development challenges in Indonesia. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Securing Water for Food

Securing Water For Food: A Grand Challenge For Development

Our Photo of the Week features the new USAID and Sida program “Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development.” Read more >>

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Using Science to Warn Countries About Deadly Flash Floods

USAID responds to more floods than any other type of natural disaster, like this one in Trinidad, Bolivia in 2003. Photo credit: USAID

Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer and the most fatal side effect of hurricanes. Read more >>

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Use of Technology in Malaria Prevention and Control Activities

Malaria surveillance officer interviewing woman from malaria positive household in Zanzibar, June 2012. Photo credit: Mike McKay, RTI

mHealth applications are helping Zanzibar to identify and treat many otherwise undiagnosed malaria cases, identifying hot spots and transmission patterns, and responding rapidly to new outbreaks. Read more >>

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Embracing Innovation and Discovery to Accelerate Global Health Progress

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

Improving women’s and children’s health is critical to the development of successful economies and stable communities. Read more >>

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USAID Contest to Recognize Pioneers in Science and Technology for Development

USAID-related science programs assist in expanding training for people around the globe. Photo credit: Zahur Ramji (AKDN)

USAID Office of Science and Technology (OST) is excited to announce the Agency’s first-ever Science and Technology Pioneers Prize contest Read more >>

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Taking on Global Challenges through Science, Diplomacy, and Development

The cutting edge of science and technology is rapidly moving to address questions of global importance: How do we conserve ecosystems and protect against the spread of emerging infectious disease? How do we increase agricultural yields while decreasing the environmental footprint of agriculture? How do we better predict natural disasters, ranging from global climatic disruption, […]

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Bringing Science and Technology Expertise to USAID

Recognizing the Importance of Science & Technology in Development, USAID attended The Space Coast Job Fair and Hands-On Training Event in Cape Canaveral, Florida on July 26th. This event was part of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) continuing effort to promote Federal hiring in areas most adversely affected by current economic conditions. OPM […]

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USAID’s Frontlines – June/July 2011

Read the latest edition of USAID’s premier publication, FrontLines for these stories focusing on the Agency’s work in Science and Technology and Climate Change: The United States is helping developing countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve their resilience to the effects of climate change Warns Vermont’s Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy: “We are facing a […]

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Developing Kenya through AIDS Vaccine Research

Dr. Omu Anzala of the Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) during an interview for the 2007 documentary HIV/AIDS: the search for a vaccine.  The documentary originally aired as part of BBC World’s “Kill or Cure?” series. Credit: KAVI

I was very glad last month to hear Administrator Rajiv Shah describe USAID’s deep commitment to sustainable development and building country-led health systems. These principles characterize USAID’s impact in Kenya, where USAID has supported the Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) through our partnership with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Here in Kenya, our people […]

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