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Archives for June, 2011

30 Years of HIV/AIDS: A USAID Historical Perspective

On June 5, 1981, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported that five seemingly healthy young gay men were diagnosed with an infection that would typically affect only individuals with substantial damage to their immune system. As similar cases cropped up, national and international attention soared, and the scientific and public health community mobilized to […]

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Interpreting the Arab Spring at DRG: 2.0

The events of the Arab Spring have had tectonic effects on Middle Eastern civil society from Tahrir Square to Benghazi. Today at 11:30am, USAID is hosting a panel of policy experts, moderated by our own Deputy Administrator, discussing how the international community can best respond to this historic opportunity to support freedom and opportunity in […]

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The Other Half of the Family Planning Equation

As Father’s Day approaches I look back to when my wife and I first decided to have children. We married fairly late, both in our early 30s, so we planned to have our first child just a couple years after we married. It was an exciting time; much thought went into planning our family. We […]

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Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance 2.0

Next week, USAID is excited to be hosting DRG 2.0: Promoting Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance in 2011, and we’d like you to participate. What is DRG 2.0? Our own David Yang, Director of our Office of Democracy & Governance, says it best. With the exciting emergence of the Arab Spring, USAID experts in Democracy, […]

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Photo blog: If countries lead will donors follow?

Originally posted on the Ministerial Leadership for Global Health (MLI) Blog All five MLI countries were represented Thursday afternoon at the MLI event, “If Countries Lead Will Donors Follow?” at the Global Health Council’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Delegates spoke on a panel moderated by John Donnelly in The Ambassador Room, sharing stories about […]

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USAID Convenes Discussion on South Sudan Private Sector Engagement

Angela Stephens is a Development Outreach and Communications Officer in the Africa Bureau. USAID on June 14 convened a discussion in Washington with representatives of the World Bank, the Departments of Treasury and Commerce, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Citibank, the Corporate Council on Africa, and the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) to discuss investment […]

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The Health Professional Crisis: A Personal Perspective

Phetogo Phoi, Lab Logistics Advisor, Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Botswana, like many countries, struggles with a limited amount of health workers, especially personnel qualified in the area of lab management.  In Botswana, this challenge is compounded by a limited number of graduate and undergraduate health programs. Professional courses, especially in the health area, are […]

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Renewed Commitment to Global Vaccines and Immunizations Will Save Lives

Originally posted on the White House Blog During a time when we all – including the federal government – need to live within our means and find places to cut spending, any investments made by your government need to meet the test of whether it is an effective and efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Immunizing children […]

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Blogging for Political and Social Change

Laura Rodriguez manages the USAID Impact Blog and Luke Forgerson is the Managing Editor of DipNote, the U.S. Department of State official blog. As Secretary Clinton returns from Africa, here in Washington D.C. the State Department has been hosting some of the world’s best known and most influential bloggers, including several headliners from Africa. The […]

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Planting the Seeds To Feed the Future

Cindy Huang serves as Senior Advisor to the Office of Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative in the U.S. Department of State. This post originally appeared on DipNote, the U.S. Department of State official blog.  Sunday was a big day for the Administration’s flagship global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future. Secretary Clinton […]

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