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Filling the Bellies of Hungry Kids

Julia Gibson is a member of Mom Bloggers for Social Good. Photo credit: Julia Gibson

A Mom Blogger for Social Good discusses how USAID’s Feed the Future program is helping teach women how to provide healthier food for themselves and their families. 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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MCHIP’s Respectful Maternity Care Toolkit Promotes Positive Attitudes in the Care of Women and Newborns

Mozambican mother holds her newborn. Photo credit: MCHIP

USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) launches the Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) Toolkit. Read more >>

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Women Deliver: Bold Visions for Women’s and Girls’ Health and Rights

Robert Clay serves as deputy assistant to the administrator for Global Health. Photo credit: Robert Clay

I’ve just returned from an inspiring and thought-provoking week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where leaders and advocates from 149 countries gathered for the Women Deliver 2013 conference. Read more >>

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Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Family Planning and Integrated Development in Tanzania

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Filmed in the northern coastal region of Tanzania, the short documentary “Healthy People, Healthy Environment” showcases an innovative approach to development Read more >>

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The injection advantage: Reaching more women with an effective and convenient family planning method

Small, light, and easy to use, Sayana Press is well-suited for community health workers. Credit: PATH/Patrick McKern

The women are about 25 to 30 years old. They’re married with two, or as many as nine, children. They’re tired. They may have miscarried, more than once. They want a break.

This is how community health workers in Senegal describe the women who visit village health huts for family planning. “Some are educated and some are not,” one health worker said, “but they are smart. They worry about the health consequences of multiple pregnancies.”

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Allowing Women to Nurture Themselves and Their Children Before Giving Birth Again

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In too many places around the world, women lack the access to contraception or the decision-making ability to seek services. Read more >>

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Women Deliver Conference Focuses Attention to Women’s Health and Rights

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This week leaders and advocates from nearly 150 countries are gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Women Deliver 2013, one of the largest conferences of the decade focused on the health and wellbeing of girls and women. USAID is proud to participate in Women Deliver 2013 and highlight the Agency’s strong support and dedication to improving the health and status of women and girls across the globe.

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How the Future of Women & Girls is Tied to Water

Girl travels by camel in Mongolia Photo Credit: James Orlando

Almost 800 million people in the world today lack access to clean water. Africa and the Middle East are the most water scarce regions in the world. Three hundred million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live in water-scarce environments and every year the number of people under water stress grows larger and larger.

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Women’s Involvement in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

Kawango Agot works to scale up voluntary medical male circumcision in Kenya. Photo Credit: USAID

It’s that time of the year when the world takes a moment to take stock of women who have made history fighting to improve the health and well-being of fellow women. Women achievers stand up to be counted and are celebrated. I salute them all, but this year I would like to shift the focus to the unknown, unsung heroines — and call on many more to come forth and follow their footsteps.

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