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Archives for 2013

Video of the Week: LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013

Last week, USAID and partners NASA, NIKE Inc., and the Department of State, held a LAUNCH 2020 Summit to kick off a new LAUNCH focus on systems innovation. LAUNCH is aimed at identifying, showcasing, and accelerating innovative approaches to specific global challenges. LAUNCH searches for visionaries whose world-class ideas, technologies, or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts […]

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VIDEO: Twitter Chat on Mobile Money on May 9

Join Nandini Harihareswara on Thursday, May 9th at noon for an #AskUSAID Twitter Expert Hour. Read more >>

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Catching Mosquitoes, Not Fish: Returning Bed Nets to their Proper Use in the DRC

In the DRC, where only five percent of pregnant women receive proper preventive malaria therapy, and malaria accounts for nearly 40 percent of child deaths, prevention is a critical priority. Read more >>

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Saving a Syrian Student’s Life

Ghassan, a university student from Rif Damascus, was heading home from classes when fighting broke out between regime and rebel fighters. Ghassan was not able to take cover in time and was hit by shrapnel in both legs. Read more >>

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Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health

Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of April 29, 2013. Read more >>

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Use of Technology in Malaria Prevention and Control Activities

Malaria surveillance officer interviewing woman from malaria positive household in Zanzibar, June 2012. Photo credit: Mike McKay, RTI

mHealth applications are helping Zanzibar to identify and treat many otherwise undiagnosed malaria cases, identifying hot spots and transmission patterns, and responding rapidly to new outbreaks. Read more >>

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LAUNCH: Addressing Development Problems Through Systems Innovation and Collaboration Across Boundaries

To mark the start of an exciting new phase of LAUNCH and to celebrate our success, we provide a short overview for those not familiar with the program. Read more >>

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Free Press: The Cornerstone of Democracy

Today and every day, USAID applauds the brave work of journalists, editors, and the increasing millions of “citizen reporters” throughout the world in their common pursuit to freely gather, report, analyze, and share news. Read more >>

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Better Diagnostics Critical to the Fight against Typhoid

When children’s lives are at stake, we need to move quickly. That’s why we need to rise to the challenge of developing better typhoid diagnostics, and soon. Read more >>

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