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Calling all Innovators to Help Fight Ebola

Health workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) wait to enter the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia on Sept 22. 2014. PPE is their primary protection, but it is also the greatest source of stress

Today, West Africa faces the largest Ebola epidemic in history. A new Grand Challenge for Development is calling on innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs to generate pioneering solutions that help health care workers on the front lines provide better care and contain this devastating virus.

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Video of the Week: POTUS on Typhoon Haiyan

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President Obama delivers remarks on Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Two

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A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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A New Presidential Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

President Barack Obama meets with Ambassador Donald Booth, Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, in the Oval Office, Aug. 28, 2013. Photo credit: Pete Souza

Yesterday, President Obama appointed Ambassador Donald Booth as the new U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. Read more >>

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Addressing the Crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

National Security Staff Senior Director for Development and Democracy Gayle Smith, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights Steve Pomper, and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs Grant T. Harris discuss the situation in South Sudan at the White House, July 24, 2013. Photo credit: White House

Yesterday, the White House hosted NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the political crisis in South Sudan, and how the U.S. can help end the violence and support South Sudan’s democratic development. 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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Video of the Week: President Obama Speaks on Food Security

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During his trip to Africa, President Obama spoke about the need to confront chronic hunger, making a plea for long-term food security. Read more >>

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We the Geeks: Innovation for Global Good

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On Thursday, June 27 at 1:00 pm EST, the White House will host a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout to discuss innovation for global good. Read more >>

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Promoting Empowerment and Education in the Americas

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Last week, Dr. Jill Biden witnessed the good work of the United States to promote economic growth and development through education and empowerment of women entrepreneurs. Read more >>

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The Road to a ‘Data Ecosystem’ for Modern Abolitionists

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PhD student Dave Blair considers it a tremendous privilege to contribute to the fight against modern day slavery. Read more >>

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