Recent Site Articles
Strong Border Management is Vital to the Fight against Ebola
by Al Dwyer on 27th November 2015
By improving surveillance and promoting good hygiene at land border crossings, seaports and airports in West Africa, USAID and its partners helped slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak.
16 Days: Making Schools Safe Everywhere For Students Anywhere
by Susan Markham on 25th November 2015
USAID is committed to preventing, reducing and responding to gender-based violence, especially in schools. We’re highlighting heroes who are helping to ensure kids around the world have access to a safe, quality education.
Charting a Course Toward Pacific Climate Resiliency
by Richard Edwards on 23rd November 2015
Low-lying island communities are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Through small-scale infrastructure projects in the Pacific Islands, USAID is helping them to adapt.
Openly LGBTI and in Office: A Historic Election for Guatemala
by Alana Marsili on 20th November 2015
Guatemalans are taking action to include the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in election processes. On Sept. 6, they elected the first openly LGBTI congressperson into office, a turning point in Guatemalan inclusion and civil rights.
What Does Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Have to Do With Nutrition? Everything.
by Merri Weinger on 19th November 2015
USAID joined with WHO and UNICEF to release program guidelines on integrating WASH into nutrition programs in order to achieve positive gains in the fight against undernutrition. Celebrate World Toilet Day by reading more about the document here.
Back in the Classroom: Displaced Students in Nigeria Find Education & Hope
by Michael J. Zamba and David Snyder on 10th November 2015
The lives of more than 1 million Nigerian children and youth have been derailed by violence. USAID is working to give these internally displaced children a chance to continue their education with community based non-formal learning centers.
Cote d’Ivoire Election to Mark Turning Point After Years of Healing From Conflict
by Mark David Emmert on 23rd October 2015
The upcoming Oct. 25 presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire is the first since the disastrous election in 2010. USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives has been working with communities to move toward reconciliation ahead of this critical moment.
Q&A: How Power Africa is Investing in a Brighter Planet
by Rudy Gharib on 22nd October 2015
Through Power Africa, we’re working in partnership with other governments and the private sector to increase the number of people around the world with access to electricity.
Saving Mothers, Giving Life
by Claudia Morrissey Conlon on 19th October 2015
A public-private partnership launched in 2012 takes a health systems-strengthening approach, reducing maternal mortality in target districts in Uganda and Zambia by nearly half, with expansion to Nigeria currently underway.
Bracing for El Niño: How USAID is Helping Countries Prepare and Respond
by Sezin Tokar on 13th October 2015
This year’s El Niño is predicted to trigger floods, drought and fires and affect the path and number of tropical cyclones. Today on International Day of Disaster Reduction, USAID highlights the work we’re doing with partners to reduce the risks of natural disasters.