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Archives for 2018

How USAID Is Working to Prevent Sexual Misconduct and Exploitation

  It was March 2018. I had been at USAID for less than a year and had just been asked to serve as acting deputy administrator. The #MeToo movement was in full swing and the international aid community was reassessing its part in devising ways to prevent and hold individuals accountable for misconduct. Administrator Mark […]

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It’s All In the Evidence: Water Challenge Demonstrates the Power of Doing Development Differently

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SWFF’s shared lessons and achievements presented at the recent World Water Week in Stockholm inspire a new and enhanced offshoot program to grow and scale innovations that will help solve current and impending food, water and energy crises.

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Temperature Check: Border Screening of Travelers Key to Stopping Ebola from Spreading

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With confirmation of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, health officials have focused on border screening as a method to identify travelers who could pose a danger to local communities.

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The Hidden Costs of Fistula Repair Surgery

Women at Kyenjojo Hospital, Uganda.

USAID has supported over 50,000 fistula repair surgeries to women, but many still lack access to this critical surgery that can restore their sense of empowerment, their ability to work, and their role in their community. New findings in Nigeria and Uganda have identified key barriers to seeking fistula care and improve fistula programs as well as future steps to accelerate progress.

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The Nature of Self-Reliance: Charting 20 Years of USAID’s Work in Community Enterprises and Conservation

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USAID is committed to building local self reliance and conserving biodiversity so that people and nature thrive.

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Youth Continue to Drive Change in Belgrade

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USAID is committed to fostering the next generation of youth leaders in Serbia.

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Building the Next Generation of Business-Minded Global Health Leaders

If we are to achieve the targets set out in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we need to prioritize new ways of thinking, cutting-edge innovation, and different  partnerships. In global health, we must continue to apply a business mindset to find lasting solutions. Skills like those involved with strategic planning, finance and […]

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How One Simple Solution Has Saved Thousands of Babies

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From saving one baby’s life to saving thousands, USAID is dedicated to ending preventable deaths in newborns. Learn how one, simple solution has impacted over 1.3 million newborns all around the world.

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In Belarus, Women Lead the Way

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Women are making big moves in business, tech and community development across Belarus. Find out how an all-women USAID country team is driven both personally and professionally to empower women to transform this post-Soviet country.

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The Next Generation of Scientists

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During the 2018 Intel ISEF, USAID recognized 12 students for the Science for Development Award. Learn how USAID is dedicated to investing into high school students who are helping to solve development challenges.

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