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Delivering Quality, Affordable and Equitable Care to Improve Health

The U.N. High Level Meeting on Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases marks only the second time in history the UN has held a special meeting on a health issue: the first was for HIV/AIDS in 2001. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent an urgent and growing global public health concern. In 2008, NCDs — diseases such […]

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Administrator Shah at the Social Good Summit

You can learn more about the FWD public awareness campaign at FWD the Facts about Famine, War, and Drought in the Horn of Africa and by visiting FWD.

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FWD the Facts about Famine, War, and Drought in the Horn of Africa

As many of you know, the worst drought in 60 years has devastated communities throughout the Horn of Africa, leaving more than 13 million people in a state of crisis—greater than the population of Los Angeles and New York combined. In Somalia—where twenty years of war and violence has limited humanitarian access and destroyed the country’s […]

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USAID Impact @ UN General Assembly in New York

Every year, USAID plays an important role in the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York. This year is the 66th session of the Assembly and our USAID Impact blog is dedicated to giving you updates. This week from September 19-23, USAID Administrator Raj Shah and  other Agency leaders will participate in several events. […]

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Meeting Global Water Needs: Challenges and Solutions

I spoke today at the International Water Forum held at the United Nations. The Forum  was organized by the Energy and Waer Institute of New York and The Chronicles Group in cooperation with The World Water Organization (WWO),  and WaterAid America. The International Water Forum at the United Nations convened policy makers, academics, non-governmental organizations, […]

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USAID @ UNGA: “Science Fair” Reveals New Promise for Water and Technology

Submitted by Chris Holmes USAID and the New York Academy of Sciences are currently hosting a display of innovative technology at New York City’s  Millennium Hotel. The hotel is just around the corner from the United Nations. This is General Assembly week and participants at the UN activities are filtering into the display room to, […]

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President Issues First-ever Development Policy

This morning, the White House launched the Presidential Policy Directive on Development (PPD). This is really a great moment for the US and for the development community .

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USAID @UNGA: Working to Energize Private Sector Partnership Development at UN Summit

Submitted by Scott Schirmer, Senior Coordinator, Private Sector Alliances Division, Office of Development Partners Eleven nations today released at the United Nations a joint Bilateral Donor’s Statement in Support of Private Sector Partnerships for Development. Read into the UN record by Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, this ground breaking statement recognizes the tremendous […]

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USAID @ UNGA: International Alliance Launched to Support Country-Led Advances in Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health

For the past ten years, the UN Millennium Development Goals have provided a blueprint to build stronger nations by setting aggressive goals from halving extreme poverty to significantly reducing maternal and child mortality to promoting gender equality.  The ambitious agenda and relatively short time period galvanized unprecedented collaboration among governments, international organizations and private partners […]

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USAID @ UNGA: Harnessing Innovation to Achieve the MDGs

What an amazing week it’s been, with so many people from around the globe gathered in one place, intent on finding ways to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.  To do so, we need innovators to dramatically change the way development is done. Today, at a forum co-hosted with the New York Academy of Sciences, USAID […]

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