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HIV+ and Pregnant: A Deadly Combination?

A couple from Nigeria holds their 5-month-old HIV-negative baby. Photo credit: Deidre Schoo, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

According to new estimates, HIV-positive pregnant women had 8 times the risk of death during pregnancy than HIV-negative pregnant women. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: USAID Launches “Promote” a New Initiative to Benefit Afghan Women

Raj shah bbc

Last week, Administrator Shah at the United States Insittute for Peace, launched a five-year program targeting the education, promotion, and training of a new generation of Afghan women, aged 18-30.

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Sharing Agricultural Success with President Obama

Nimna Diayaté showed President Obama how technology helps her corn growers federation in Senegal. Photo credit: Zach Taylor, USAID

A woman farmer from rural Senegal shares her story of meeting President Obama and the success of a federation that last year produced 13,000 tons of corns on 5,000 hectares of land to feed their families. Read more >>

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Demographic and Health Survey Show Positive Results in Haiti

Patients get laboratory work done at a USAID-supported health clinic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti (May 15, 2013). Photo credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID

A newly released nationwide health survey of Haiti shows continuing positive trends on key health-care indicators in particular those of Haitian women and children. Read more >>

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Angola Embraces New WHO Guidelines That Pave Way for Universal HIV Treatment for Pregnant Women

Physicians, nurses, and community health workers of Clinical Km 12 with PEPFAR technical consultants during site visit. Photo credit: Dr. Samson Ngonyani

USAID Angola embraces new WHO guidelines that provide an option for universal, lifelong treatment of pregnant mothers who test HIV-positive. Read more >>

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Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health for All

World Population Day 2013 aims to draw awareness to the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Photo credit: Netsanet Assaye, Courtesy of Photoshare

On World Population Day, USAID joins the global community in raising awareness on the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Read more >>

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Mujeres Adelante: Leading Change Against Violence

"Mujeres Adelante" participants. Photo credit: State Department

USAID joins the U.S. commitment to prevent, and respond to, gender-based violence and advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>

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A Bright Future for Agriculture in Africa

At a Feed the Future agricultural technology marketplace in Senegal last week, President Obama met with farmers, innovators and entrepreneurs whose new methods and technologies are improving the lives of smallholder farmers throughout West Africa. Photo credit: Kate Gage, USAID

USAID/Senegal Mission Director talks about Feed the Future and President Obama’s global hunger and food security initiative. Read more >>

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Equipping Women Teachers in South Sudan with the Skills to Succeed

Teacher Samna Basha (middle) with colleagues. The women are benefiting from USAID-supported child care services that enable them to improve their professional development as teachers. Photo credit: Creative Associates International

USAID is helping to improve female teachers’ professional skills and retain female teachers in South Sudan. Read more >>

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A Quick Guide to Feed the Future’s New Progress Report

Woman in Liberia tends to her plants. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE

Feed the Future releases its progress report of results achieved in fiscal year 2012. Read more >>

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