On January 12, 2010—five years ago today—a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Port-au-Prince and forever changed Haiti. I was struck by the tragedy and inspired by the Haitian people’s resilience. It is something I will never forget.
Archives for 2015
Disruptive Innovations Bringing Nepal Closer to Ending Extreme Poverty
From antiseptic interventions for newborn babies to creative, community-based approaches to countering human trafficking, USAID/Nepal is using several innovative programs to cut extreme poverty. Learning from and scaling these types of interventions globally will be the key to meeting the next set of sustainable development goals post-2015 and ending extreme poverty worldwide.
Saving Korto and Josephine
Four-month-old Josephine is the youngest Ebola surviver that USAID partner International Medical Corps has treated thus far in their fight against Ebola in West Africa. Here is her survival story.
Breaking New Ground: A Different Approach to Building Ebola Clinics in Liberia
In the town of Zwedru, Liberia, an innovative new type of Ebola treatment unit is designed to tackle one of the Ebola response’s many challenges – the stifling heat.