Recent Site Articles
Around the World in Videos: How USAID is Helping Curb Child and Maternal Deaths
by Alfonso E. Lenhardt on 28th August 2015
The goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths is within reach. Since 2008, USAID has helped save nearly 2.5 million children and 200,000 mothers through our programs. Watch inspiring stories of families getting the health care they need.
Q&A: The Legacy of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis
by Clara Wagner on 25th August 2015
In this Q&A series, we interview Denise Rollins, senior coordinator of USAID’s Africa Ebola Unit, who liaises with other U.S. Government agencies to help West African countries strengthen their ability to respond to future disasters.
Providing Clean Water to Families Fleeing Violence in Central Darfur
by Amani Osman on 24th August 2015
Mohammed and his family fled from village to village trying to escape ongoing violence in Sudan. Once settled in Ammar Jaded in Central Darfur, his family faced a new foe -- dirty water that was making his children sick.
World Humanitarian Day: Protracted Mega-crises Require New Solutions to Save Lives
by Jeremy Konyndyk on 19th August 2015
Today’s mega-crises show no signs of subsiding. In just over a decade, the number of people in need of humanitarian aid has more than doubled. These unparalleled challenges require innovative solutions. USAID is prepared to show the humanitarian spirit is still alive.
An Appeal for More Support for Youth Civic Engagement
by Maryanne Yerkes on 12th August 2015
This year, International Youth Day notes the importance of ensuring youth have a role in critical public policy decision-making processes within their communities and nations.
Empowering Youth: Expanding Access to Reproductive Health
by Ellen H. Starbird on 11th August 2015
Advancing youth’s access and understanding of family planning is not a “be all and end all” solution to poverty, inequity and poor health, but it’s critical to ensuring that all young people are able to lead healthy, dignified and fulfilling lives.
Championing Rights of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
by Brian Keane on 10th August 2015
On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, USAID celebrates the achievements and commemorates the struggles of indigenous groups across the globe.
On the Job at USAID: Meeting An Amazing Global Health Hero
by Margaret McCluskey on 6th August 2015
On July 28, in Chennai, India, the world that fights HIV lost a true hero. It was an honor to have met Dr. Suniti Solomon, a pioneer in HIV and AIDS work. How lucky we are to be with people who really do make the world a better place. Now, we must carry on the legacy.
Q&A: What A Year Without Polio in Nigeria Means
by Ellyn W. Ogden on 3rd August 2015
July 24 marked one year since the last reported case of wild polio in Nigeria. This is a significant milestone for the largest country by population in Africa and, historically, a major reservoir of the virus.
Looking Down Supply Chains to Counter Human Trafficking
by Marina Colby on 30th July 2015
On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, USAID recognizes human trafficking as a major violation of human rights. To better identify and counter human trafficking in supply chains, USAID is pioneering an initiative called Supply Unchained.