President Obama delivers remarks during a visit to the Feed the Future Agricultural Technologies Marketplace in Senegal. Photo credit: Kate Gage, USAID

Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal published an article in Reuters about the POTUS trip to Africa. The article mentions food security and public aid as two of the issues the Obama team believes are success stories. USAID administrator, Raj Shah told reporters that Africa had seen a steady increase in resources under Obama’s administration despite a tough budget environment.

In its “Well” blog, the New York Times takes a look at “a chronic and serious public health obstacle: Most men do not like condoms.” The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation urge developers to develop ‘a next-generation condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure.’ Jeff Spieler, a senior technical adviser on population and reproductive health at USAID is quoted in the blog.

A recent press release from USAID issues a statement by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in regards to LGBTI pride month. He says in the statement, “At USAID, equality is not only a matter of human rights but also critical to sustainable, comprehensive and inclusive development.”