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
Back in the Classroom: Displaced Students in Nigeria Find Education & Hope
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.
Cote d’Ivoire Election to Mark Turning Point After Years of Healing From Conflict
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.
Q&A: How Power Africa is Investing in a Brighter Planet
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.
Saving Mothers, Giving Life
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.
USAID Salutes Nobel Laureates Whose Discoveries Help Fight Malaria, River Blindness, Elephantiasis
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.
New FrontLines Shows How USAID Tackles Climate Change Across the Globe
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.
Countering Violent Extremism Through Development
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.
Change and Transformation @USAID: Modernizing Development Assistance
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.
Advocating for Sign Language Education as a Human Right
In some parts of the world, being deaf can mean being cut off from education and left without alternative options. USAID is committed to changing that, working to make sure every child can learn, grow and be empowered.