Investing in vaccines is a best buy in global health — for every dollar invested, $16 in health care costs is averted. As the global community celebrates World Immunization Week, Katie Taylor describes why USAID invests in sustained and sustainable immunization systems.
Archives for 2016
Facing Climate Change, Leaders Take A Step Toward A Healthier World
With the signed Paris Agreement in place, USAID is renewing its commitment to empower people and communities to take bold action to invest in the future. We all share a responsibility to help build a safer, healthier world.
Building Back Together: Nepal, One Year Later
A year ago today, a devastating 7.8 earthquake took 9,000 lives and injured 25,000 people. As we put the past year behind us, Mission Director Peter Malnak takes a look back at what USAID helped accomplish together with the people of Nepal.
The Real Heroes Behind USAID’s Nepal Earthquake Response
One year ago, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing 9,000 people and destroying 605,000 houses. Within hours, USAID deployed a DART with urban search-and-rescue experts to help save lives. Our DART leader talks about the unsung heroes of the response.
As the World Focuses on Zika, Malaria Continues its Deadly Toll
What disease comes to mind when you hear the word mosquito? Probably, the Zika virus. However, don’t forget a more prevalent and deadly mosquito-borne disease — malaria.
Building Opportunities for Out-of-School Youth in Jordan
USAID launches a program in Jordan to expand non-formal education to 28 new school-based centers. The effort aims to enhance the prospects of vulnerable, out-of-school youth, both Jordanian and Syrian.
USAID Continues to Deliver on Aid Transparency
USAID is committed to aid transparency and is making great strides in complying with the International Aid Transparency Initiative.
Strengthening Grassroots Democracy in Libya
USAID supports the Libyan people by working to improve Libyan governance and build community cohesion at the local level.
Equipping Health Workers to Achieve an AIDS-free Generation
As we celebrate World Health Worker Week, we recognize the tireless efforts of facility- and community-based health workers to achieve an AIDS-free generation, and we advocate that the international community continue to invest in them.
Ending a Global Epidemic of Tuberculosis in Children
A new analysis reveals how a persistent divide between policy and practice threatens to impede progress on childhood TB in Africa. Join us on World TB Day to learn more about how we’re working to overcome this and fight TB — a preventable and curable disease.