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USAID @UNGA: Working to Energize Private Sector Partnership Development at UN Summit

Submitted by Scott Schirmer, Senior Coordinator, Private Sector Alliances Division, Office of Development Partners Eleven nations today released at the United Nations a joint Bilateral Donor’s Statement in Support of Private Sector Partnerships for Development. Read into the UN record by Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, this ground breaking statement recognizes the tremendous […]

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USAID @ UNGA: International Alliance Launched to Support Country-Led Advances in Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health

For the past ten years, the UN Millennium Development Goals have provided a blueprint to build stronger nations by setting aggressive goals from halving extreme poverty to significantly reducing maternal and child mortality to promoting gender equality.  The ambitious agenda and relatively short time period galvanized unprecedented collaboration among governments, international organizations and private partners […]

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USAID @ UNGA: Harnessing Innovation to Achieve the MDGs

What an amazing week it’s been, with so many people from around the globe gathered in one place, intent on finding ways to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.  To do so, we need innovators to dramatically change the way development is done. Today, at a forum co-hosted with the New York Academy of Sciences, USAID […]

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USAID @ UNGA: Addressing the Global Water and Sanitation Challenge

Submitted by Chris Holmes This morning at an event at the UN Summit titled, “Addressing the Global Water and Sanitation Challenge: The Key to the MDGs,”  USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah discussed the United States’ efforts and renewed attention to ensure water security world-wide. Perhaps no single issue is as important to achieving all of […]

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1,000 Days: Partnering to Reduce Child Undernutrition

Child undernutrition has historically been – and continues to be – one of the most serious health and development issues we face today. The good news: This problem is preventable. This morning, I joined leaders of governments, international organizations, civil society groups, and private sector companies in creating a collective global commitment to improve child […]

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USAID @ UNGA: A Conversation with GHI “Plus” Country Leaders

This morning, I had the privilege to meet with leaders from  Global Health Initiative (GHI) “Plus” countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Nepal and Rwanda. I was joined by Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, and Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, to discuss how U.S. global health programs […]

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USAID @ UNGA: Science and Technology Forum Preview

Submitted by Ellis Rubinstein President and CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences USAID and its Administrator, Rajiv Shah, are onto something big: science, technology and innovation dedicated to the challenges of the Developing World. During my decade as Editor of Science followed by another eight years at the New York Academy of Sciences, I […]

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USAID @ UNGA: The Millennium Development Goals are Everyone’s Business

Submitted by Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme Administrator and former Prime Minister of New Zealand I’m looking forward to attending the

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USAID @ UNGA: Innovating to Save Lives

Guest Blogger Krista Donaldson CEO of D-Rev: Design Revolution Here’s a test.  You have 20 seconds to list the scientific and technological innovations that have had a positive, lasting impact in the developing world since the Marshall Plan.  And be specific – “Green Revolution” is not allowed. Technology and innovation drive economic growth, and can […]

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From the Field

In Nicaragua, we are we are launching the Maternity House Project.  A network of maternity houses, located in rural communities, will provide pregnant women from remote areas a place to stay during the last month of pregnancy.  This will facilitate access to child delivery inside a formal health facility.  The women will also receive additional […]

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