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Archives for 2016

Healthy Beginnings: New Evidence Cites Breastfeeding’s Health Benefits for Moms, Babies and Economies

This mother in Bakapome, Senegal, a rural village near Thies, knows that breastfeeding doesn’t just benefit infants: it also reduces the risks for breast and ovarian cancers in women. / Jane Silcock, USAID

New evidence reveals the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. At USAID, breastfeeding is an important component of our work to promote adequate nutrition among some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children.

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Young Entrepreneurs Develop Startups in Serbia

Milan Brindić, 26, co-creator of Bincode Entertainment, collaborates with team members at the ICT Hub. / Laura Jagla, USAID

In Serbia, USAID is partnering with the private sector to increase economic opportunity for young entrepreneurs in the ICT sector.

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USAID Delivers: Quality Care for Expectant Moms Results in Fewer Stillbirths

Gift Usami Ava, pregnant with her third child, receives prenatal care at the Ugep General Hospital in Nigeria’s Cross River State. Quality prenatal care during pregnancy helps reduce stillbirths and improves maternal and newborn health. / Amy Fowler, USAID

A Lancet series published today reports on the problem of stillbirths worldwide. At USAID, our efforts for maternal and child health address many of the same risk factors associated with stillbirths.

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Loans in Bangladesh: Stories of Change

Local bank and USAID staff with Somer Ali near his rice milling operation. / USAID Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, hundreds of entrepreneurs have been given fresh starts and second chances, pairing up with USAID-supported local banks to receive the loans that have never before been available.

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