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The Story Behind the Statistics: Victims of Rape in Benin Find Justice

In Benin, more than 75 percent of women are victims of violence, and 44 percent are sexually abused. Read more >>

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Gender Equality: The Development Community’s Key Ingredient to Realizing a Positive ROI

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What exactly does it mean to invest in gender equality; and how does it contribute to USAID’s bottom line? Read more >>

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Long-Term Investments to Bring Real-Life Improvements to People of Pakistan

During Dr. Raj Shah’s whirlwind two-day visit to Pakistan with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the ongoing Strategic Dialogue between the two countries, the U.S. announced more than $500 million in new development assistance for Pakistan.  The new projects include the completion of two hydroelectric dams in South Waziristan and Gilgit-Baltistan that will supply more […]

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In Mozambique, Religious Leaders Unite Together Against Malaria

Left unchecked, disease imperils the stability and prosperity of all; therefore, improving global health out­comes is a shared responsibility. This means reaching out to community elders, leaders, and religious groups to ensure the quality and reach of health services and messages. Religious leaders, along with their well-established networks of volunteers and community groups, have the […]

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Focusing on Quality Assurance for Malaria Diagnostics

Maria José Inés, chief nurse at the Benfica Baixa Health Center in the city of Huambo in Angola, has seen many patients with fever over the years and treated countless malaria patients. In many parts of Africa, a majority of fevers have been more likely due to other pathogens than with malaria parasites, underscoring the need for […]

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Pic of the Week – USAID Health Huts

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah meeting with expectant mothers on health issues

A community health hut is an innovative approach to ensure health services for those who don’t have the money or the transportation to travel great distances to see a doctor.  USAID supports a nationwide network of nearly 1,500 huts in Senegal, staffed by almost 10,000 volunteers, covering a population of nearly two and a half […]

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Insecticide-treated Mosquito Nets Save Lives

In Africa, malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes that bite predominantly at night. Therefore, sleeping under an insecticide-treated net (ITN) can greatly reduce the risk of infection because ITNs repel mosquitoes and kill those that land on them. Increasing ownership and use of ITNs is a key component of President Malaria Initiative’s (PMI’s) prevention strategy. Launched in […]

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USAID Partners with U.S Army Medical Research Unit to Improve Malaria Diagnosis in Africa

By Rick Scavetta  and Chris Thomas Inside Rachuonyo district hospital in Kenya, Simba Mobagi peers through his laboratory’s only microscope at a sick woman’s blood sample. The 33-year-old laboratory technologist’s goal – rapidly identifying malaria parasites. Dozens more samples await his eyes. Each represents a patient suffering outside on wooden benches. Mogabi takes little time […]

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USAID Supports Rural Pakistani Women Farmers

The Rural Livelihood Development Program in Balochistan built the capacity of 50 female community organizations to increase crop and livestock productivity, improve on-farm water management, and foster improved market linkages for agricultural inputs and outputs. The program also provides institutional capacity building to 200 community organizations which train women in entrepreneurial skills, improved marketing, and […]

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USAID Launches Public-Private Initiative on Newborn Resuscitation

USAID is launching an initiative to reduce infant mortality worldwide by expanding access to high-quality, affordable newborn resuscitation training materials and devices, improving the competence of birth attendants to resuscitate newborns, strengthening health systems, and promoting global commitment and resources for life-saving newborn care. Check out this blog by Dr. George Little of Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock […]

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