USAID initiatives to expand the use of clean cookstoves help reduce household air pollution and promote health for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Global health and climate change are highly interconnected, and global health considerations deserve a place at the COP21 climate conference in Paris.
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As world leaders gather for COP 21, Power Africa and USAID are taking action on climate, and tackling extreme poverty, through investment in renewable energy projects that will improve life for millions.
Humanitarian assistance for Syrians, including from USAID, has saved lives for nearly five years. But a shortfall in funding is putting that work—and Syrian lives—in jeopardy.
Rapidly scaling up treatment can be difficult when international partners’ sense of urgency does not always reflect the reality of those most affected by the epidemic. USAID, PEPFAR, partners and beneficiaries must focus to expand treatment to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
For years, USAID has helped countries and communities build climate resilience, but starting now we are full-on integrating climate risk management in our development efforts. Never has the need been more clear.
By improving surveillance and promoting good hygiene at land border crossings, seaports and airports in West Africa, USAID and its partners helped slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak.
USAID is committed to preventing, reducing and responding to gender-based violence, especially in schools. We’re highlighting heroes who are helping to ensure kids around the world have access to a safe, quality education.
Low-lying island communities are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Through small-scale infrastructure projects in the Pacific Islands, USAID is helping them to adapt.
Guatemalans are taking action to include the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in election processes. On Sept. 6, they elected the first openly LGBTI congressperson into office, a turning point in Guatemalan inclusion and civil rights.