USAID joined with WHO and UNICEF to release program guidelines on integrating WASH into nutrition programs in order to achieve positive gains in the fight against undernutrition. Celebrate World Toilet Day by reading more about the document here.
Archives for 2015
The lives of more than 1 million Nigerian children and youth have been derailed by violence. USAID is working to give these internally displaced children a chance to continue their education with community based non-formal learning centers.
The upcoming Oct. 25 presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire is the first since the disastrous election in 2010. USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives has been working with communities to move toward reconciliation ahead of this critical moment.
Through Power Africa, we’re working in partnership with other governments and the private sector to increase the number of people around the world with access to electricity.
A public-private partnership launched in 2012 takes a health systems-strengthening approach, reducing maternal mortality in target districts in Uganda and Zambia by nearly half, with expansion to Nigeria currently underway.
This year’s El Niño is predicted to trigger floods, drought and fires and affect the path and number of tropical cyclones. Today on International Day of Disaster Reduction, USAID highlights the work we’re doing with partners to reduce the risks of natural disasters.
This year’s Nobel laureates in medicine, announced on Monday, developed therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases caused by parasites. USAID relies on these medicines to protect millions of people at risk.
Climate change may well be the defining issue of this century. Read the latest issue of FrontLines to learn how USAID is helping people in developing countries prepare, adapt and ultimately thrive in the midst of rising temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns.
It is through USAID’s approach to development that we can prevent the underlying causes of discontent — such as social and economic marginalization, unaccountable governance, and inadequate institutions — from turning into radicalization.
This is the perfect year for a transformation in the foreign aid business. As world leaders nail down the Global Goals, it is a key moment to underline strategies for progress to ensure the international community permanently modernizes its approach to development.