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The Power of the Classroom

Girl students at Shalom Community School, Lusaka, Zambia

Girls in many parts of Africa face extraordinary obstacles to get an education. However, Senior Gender Coordinator for USAID, Susan Markham, explains the almost immeasurable value that such an opportunity can provide.

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The Power of Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (HCES) to Inform Evidence-Based Nutrition Interventions and Policies

Conducting Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (HCES)

Understanding food consumption patterns and nutrient intakes is essential for informing evidence-based food and nutrition policies. The international food and nutrition community, however, faces a lack of accurate and reliable data.

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250 Million Children In The World Cannot Read And USAID Is Doing Something About It

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Two hundred and fifty million children in the world cannot read according to the recently released Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All; 130 million of them are in primary school. If these children do not learn to read they will have fewer opportunities and struggle with learning for the rest of their lives.

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USAID Fosters Grassroots Innovation in Zambia

Attendees at the International Development Design Summit have one thing in common: a desire to improve lives through technology and innovation. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Children from Lusaka's Vera Chiluba school in Zambia. Photo credit: Sinjela Derrick

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of July 8, 2013. Read more >>

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Pledge Guarantee for Health: Working Better, Faster and Smarter

Aron Betru, Managing Director of Pledge Guarantee for Health, left, and Dr. Raj Shah, Administrator USAID, right, sign the new guarantee agreement between USAID, Swedish SIDA and Pledge Guarantee for Health. Photo credit: USAID

Pledge Guarantee for Health allows countries to accelerate delivery of, and access to, necessary health commodities. Read more >>

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FrontLines Releases May/June 2013 Issue

Paul Jean Marc, a member of one of Haiti's flower growers associations, shows one of the association’s greenhouses filled with chrysanthemums. Photo credit: Feed the Future

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to get updates about how the Agency is implementing the Feed the Future initiative. Read more >>

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Task Shifting to End Preventable Maternal/Child Death in Kenya and Zambia

A mother and her baby. Photo Credit: USAID

The American College of Nurse-Midwives’ (ACNM) Department of Global Outreach is embarking upon a collaborative project with the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) program at Columbia University and the Chainama College of Health Sciences in Lusaka, Zambia to review, identify, and understand the regulatory, educational, and health systems support that Ministries of Health must put into place to accomplish task sharing and task shifting in health facilities.

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Saving Mothers: A New Initiative to Address Maternal Mortality

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life is addressing the problem of a disproportionately high rate of maternal
mortality rate in Zambia and Uganda. Read more >>

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Debra Messing, Actress and HIV Activist, Promotes HIV Combination Prevention in Zambia

Debra Messing, Actress and PSI Global Health Ambassador, cuts the ribbon at a US-funded New Start HIV counseling and testing center in Mongu, Zambia. Photo Credit: Zoeann Murphy

This past May I traveled to Zambia and had the chance to see my taxpayer dollars hard at work – saving and improving lives. I wanted to see, and learn, how “combination prevention” helps stop the spread of HIV. Read more >>

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