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Mobile Persuasion: Can mobile phones and cutting-edge behavioral science improve lives?

Farmers and community members in Morrumbala, Mozambique. Photo by Bita Rodriguez

We might not fully agree, but it has a key insight. All of us- including people living in poverty- have complicated, demanding lives. So simple availability doesn’t mean that even life-changing services like vaccines and HIV tests stay at the top of our minds.

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To Win the Fight Against AIDS, We Must First Defeat TB

To mark World TB Day 2013 in Ethiopia the Minister of Health, joined by USAID and partners in the fight against TB, watch a role play created to raise public awareness about getting tested and fishing the prescribed course of treatment. Photo by Karen Ottoni/USAID Ethiopia

This week, tremendous and unprecedented progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS is being celebrated around the world by the HIV and AIDS community. The world has definitely made crushing AIDS a top priority and we’ve been able to accomplish what many would have said 15 years ago was impossible.

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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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USAID Applauds Launch of the 2013 WHO Global Tuberculosis Report

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

We stand together with WHO and our international partners to save lives from TB and other diseases, and to develop healthier societies in the countries with the most need. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

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

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Improved TB Diagnosis & Treatment: Research and Innovation Urgently Needed to Address Global Epidemic

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In 1882, Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB. Read more >>

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Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health

Doctor prepares malaria treatment. Photo credit: IMAD

Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>

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Latin America’s Slums and TB

A woman and child receive TB treatment. Photo credit: USAID

The control of tuberculosis in Latin America requires social, economic, and environmental interventions to improve living conditions and increase access to health services. Read more >>

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Improving Tuberculosis Treatment for Children

David Greeley, Senior Vice President at TB Alliance. Photo credit: TB Alliance

USAID is teaming up with TB Alliance to change course, help our children, and brighten the future prospects for the youngest TB patients. Read more >>

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Microbicides, Vaccines, and TB Diagnostics Oh My! What’s New in HIV/AIDS Research?

Women can use this ARV-based vaginal gel to protect themselves against HIV. Photo credit: International Partnership for Microbicides

In December 2012, USAID released a new strategy to address some of the world’s most challenging health and development issues through new technologies, research and evaluation. Read more >>

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