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USAID’s Investment in Africa

Women in Senegal. Photo credit: USAID

As President Obama embarks on his trip to Africa, USAID is proud to take this opportunity to highlight the important work we are doing there. Read more >>

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Introducing SILCS: It’s Not Your Mother’s Diaphragm

The SILCS Diaphragm is the first new cervical barrier method that will enter the market in more than a decade. Photo credit: Kessel Marketing

PATH, in collaboration with CONRAD and funded by USAID, designed the one-size-fits-most SILCS Diaphragm to increase access to contraception for women in low-resource settings. Read more >>

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SMART Training Enables Egyptian Woman to Educate Community on Nutrition, Healthy Behaviors

Gaz Mohamed, third from the left (in red scarf), attending the CHW training. Photo credit: MCHIP.

USAID-funded SMART project focuses on improving maternal and neonatal health and nutrition, and works through community development associations in Upper and Lower Egypt. Read more >>

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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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