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Archives for 2011

A Tale of Two Citizens

By: Clydette Powell, MD, MPH, FAAP It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.  January 12’s earthquake, epicentered in Port-au-Prince, killed over 200,000 people, but also mobilized one of the largest humanitarian disaster responses in the Western Hemisphere in the last 60 years.  As Medical Officer at USAID/Washington, I was part […]

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Pharmaceutical Management – Assuring the Quality and Safety of Medicines

By Maria A. Miralles, PhD, USAID’s Senior Pharmaceutical Management Advisor At the moment of using a medicine, do we trust that the product is of good quality and will not cause us any harm?   For those who live in countries with competent regulatory agencies and functioning systems, the answer is yes and this trust is […]

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Administrator Shah Makes His Debut in Guatemala

Administrator Shah’s trip to Guatemala signifies the long tradition of collaboration and friendship between Guatemala and the United States.

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U.S. Helps Flood-Affected Farmers in Pakistan

As featured in Dipnote By: Alberto Rodriguez, Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan During a ceremony held today, January 11, 2011, in Peshawar, officials from the government of Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KPk) and the United States marked the success of their partnership in providing high-quality wheat seeds to flood-affected farmers across the nation. The […]

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Picture of the Week

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Embracing Innovation in Haiti: USAID’s Haiti Mobile Money Initiative

One of the hallmarks of the U.S. Government’s fresh approach to development in Haiti is making better use of innovative private sector ideas to solve tough development challenges. So when one third of Haiti’s bank branches were destroyed in the earthquake a year ago, we looked for ways to overcome one of the primary obstacles […]

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Voting Begins in the Southern Sudan Referendum

On Sunday, voting began in the historic southern Sudan referendum. Read more >>

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From the Field

Updates from USAID Missions abroad. Read more >>

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Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods and Nutritious Meals

We are concerned with not only feeding those in need around the world, but making sure they have access to healthy and nutritious meals on a regular basis. Read more >>

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50th Anniversary: The Program of Scientific and Technological Cooperation

The Program of Science and Technology Cooperation broke ground for USAID. Read more >>

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