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Archives for 2010

Administrator’s Note: Welcome to IMPACTblog!

Hi everyone! Thanks for visiting IMPACTblog, USAID’s new blog. We’re excited about this project and I hope you’ll find it interesting. Every day, I’m told of the fantastic projects USAID is working on throughout the world, and I wanted to create a space where we could share those stories with you in an interactive way. […]

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Pic of the Week – Back to School in Haiti

Back to School in Haiti–USAID plastic sheeting provides a roof for students at a Petionville Golf Course camp school in Haiti.

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USAID in the News

It’s been a busy week at USAID… First Lady Michelle Obama visited USAID. Read her remarks to the staff here. Administrator Rajiv Shah laid out his approach to high impact development at the US Global Leadership Coalition. Watch his remarks and Q&A here, or read the speech. Enhanced radio coverage to come to the FATA […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama Visits USAID

As a special guest to the employee Town Hall meeting held today at USAID, Michelle Obama visited to thank USAID employees around the world for their work. Mrs. Obama reminded staff that her mother-in-law had worked on USAID projects for almost 20 years in Indonesia. Mrs. Obama shared insights on her visits to USAID projects […]

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U.S. Releases Six-Year Strategy to Combat Malaria Globally

In conjunction with World Malaria Day, and in accordance with the requirements of the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Lantos-Hyde), the U.S. Government (USG), through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), today released a comprehensive strategy to combat malaria globally. Press release…

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World Malaria Day – 2010

April 25, 2010, marks the third annual World Malaria Day, a day set aside to call attention to malaria and to mobilize action to combat it. The U.S. Government, on behalf of the American people, has taken extraordinary steps to curb the spread of this preventable and curable disease. Since 2006, the President’s Malaria Initiative […]

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USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah Announces 20 Feed the Future Initiative Focus Countries

At a high-level nutrition roundtable today co-hosted by Canada, Japan, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Bank, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah announced the 20 focus countries of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future, initiative that targets the causes of hunger and aims to reduce poverty, hunger, […]

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