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Archives for June, 2011

Day of the Child: 250 Million Kids to Receive Life-Saving Immunization

Compiled by Chris Thomas, Ryan Cherlin “The most transformative technology at our disposal, vaccines ensure protection against killer diseases whether children are immunized by pediatricians in the U.S. or by health workers in rural clinics in Africa,” said USAID Administrator Dr. Raj Shah. Yet, vaccine-preventable diseases are still estimated to cause more than 2 million […]

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Nutrition and Food Security: What Matters Most

Every day, two billion people in the world do not consume enough nutrients to live healthy, productive lives. As the head of the Bureau for Food Security at USAID, the magnitude of this number – two billion – is why I am so serious about my work. As a father, another number resonates with me: […]

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Investing in Women to Defeat Hunger in Malawi

Submitted by guest blogger Anita McCabe, Country Director, Concern Worldwide, Malawi As the hot, dry breeze wafts through the lakeside district of Nkhotakota, Malawi, a group of women sing as they take turns to water their near-ripe crop of maize. Further downstream, another group is busy making seed beds in preparation for another crop. Like […]

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Notes from the Field: We Can Feed the Future

Julie A. Howard is the U.S. Government Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future My job as the Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future is to champion the cause for global food security. It’s good for health, it supports economic growth, and it promotes global stability. For as much as I value […]

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Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) Celebrates One-Year

December 24, 2009: as DC was beginning its holiday retreat, a group of career USAID staff walked over to USDA to congratulate our newly confirmed Administrator. There was a great feeling of anticipation as we briefed him on our ideas for bringing policy, strategic planning, budget responsibilities and many core competencies back into the Agency.  […]

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Unlocking the Potential of Moroccan Youth

I recently returned from a week-long trip to Morocco where USAID brought together the heads of our offices from across the Arab world to reflect on how we can and should adjust our work in response to the Arab Spring. Among the many themes we discussed was the central role of youth in the recent […]

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Partnering to Respond to Disasters & Emergencies

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has a long history of responding to global disasters and emergency situations. Taking even just a cursory look at the news and you will see stories about how the Agency is responding to the complex emergencies and humanitarian crises in Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire and the earthquake and […]

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Picture of the Week

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Worth a Thousand Words: Photo Contest Captures USAID Environment Projects

Never heard of a dugong? This photo took top-10 honors in the most recent FrontLines photo contest. Dugongs, a type of large marine mammal caught by the residents of Maliangin, Malaysia, are now released within the Maliangin marine sanctuary as a result of the USAID and World Wildlife Fund Coral Triangle Support Partnership. The collaboration […]

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USAID in the News (5-31-2011–6/3/2011)

May 31: France 24 posted a video interview with USAID Administrator Shah, from his recent trip to Paris, France, where he attended the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting. During the interview, Administrator Shah discussed the importance of foreign aid. June 1: The Milton Herald published a story highlighting the work […]

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