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Archives for 2010

USAID @ UNGA: Thank you for Saving the Lives of Millions of Children

Submitted by Amie Batson Deputy Assistant Administrator, Global Health Today as the United Nations General Assembly begins its review of progress on fighting poverty and disease, I took part in a meeting about something great you did: You helped save the lives of more than 5.4 million children all over the world in the past […]

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USAID @ UNGA: Championing Effective Solutions to End Malnutrition in Women and Children

Submitted by Bruce Cogill Ph.D. Chief, USAID’s Nutrition Division Administrator Raj Shah joined a historic gathering of the First Ladies of Africa, who convened to declare nutrition as a critical priority for eliminating poverty. Nutrition is a top priority of both Feed the Future (FTF) and the Global Health Initiative (GHI). To reduce the growing […]

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USAID at UNGA: How we are Impacting Lives in Pakistan

This week I’m attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and I’m looking forward to joining a broad and historic international body to discuss the wide spectrum of global issues we face today.  My week at UNGA began with a meeting about a topic of immediate urgency – relief and recovery efforts for […]

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COUNTDOWN TO THE MDGS: WHO Cuts Global Annual Estimate of Maternal Deaths

Submitted by Susan K. Brems Ph.D. Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health The World Health Organization said Wednesday that fewer women are now dying each year from complications during pregnancy and childbirth.  A new report found that 358,000 women died during pregnancy or childbirth in 2008, mostly in poor countries of sub-Saharan Africa […]

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Pipeline to Prosperity: Creating Sustainable Partnerships for Minority Businesses

Submitted by Mauricio Vera Today I spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus conference on a panel entitled “Pipeline to Prosperity: Creating Sustainable Partnerships for Minority Businesses”. The event was hosted by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and the audience consisted primarily of small and minority business owners. I enjoy participating in these events to hear from the […]

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Why Security Matters in Developing Africa

Submitted by Sharon Cromer Today I had the opportunity to take part in a panel on Africa’s role in world security at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference. Security is a required precursor to development. You cannot attain economic growth, better health and education, and good governance without it. But while the number of armed […]

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The Congressional Black Caucus and Haiti’s Recovery

Submitted by Paul Weisenfeld, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator/LAC Today, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion on Haiti’s path to reconstruction at the 40th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference, in Washington D.C.   The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) was one of the champions that helped to push the Supplemental Request, which unlocked […]

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Countdown to MDG Summit: Conversations With America “The Obama Administration’s Work Toward Achieving the Millennium Development Goals”

Conversations With America Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID David Lane, President and CEO, ONE The Obama Administration’s Work Toward Achieving the Millennium Development Goals Conversations With America U.S. Department of State Moderator: PJ Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs September 16, 2010 On Thursday, September 16, 2010, David Lane, President and CEO of […]

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USAID Eases Hardships of Haiti’s Earthquake Survivors

To ease the hardships of people in Haiti’s Central Plateau, USAID partner Mercy Corps is providing immediate financial assistance through cash-for-work programs for both the displaced earthquake survivors and the families who took them in. With USAID/OFDA support, Mercy Corps is providing livelihood opportunities to 2,000 people per week in the Central Plateau. An additional 20,000 people are on track to benefit from the cash-for-work program. Under USAID’s Food Security Program in Haiti, Mercy Corps will also provide food vouchers to 100,000 in the Central Plateau and Lower Artibonite region. This new initiative provides grants, cash or vouchers to buy desperately needed food.

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COUNTDOWN TO THE MDG SUMMIT: Global Investment in Malaria Prevention Could Save 3 Million Lives Over Next Five Years

By Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator This morning at the National Press Club, I joined the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) to launch the third report from the Progress & Impact Series “Saving Lives with Malaria Control: Counting Down to the Millennium Development Goals”.  The report states that the lives of almost […]

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