Recent Site Articles
Leveraging Markets for Global Health
by Wendy Taylor and Amy Lin on 4th May 2016
USAID’s work with new insecticide sprays and antiretrovirals demonstrates the potential impact of maximizing market forces to achieve global health goals. Through collaboration, USAID aims to continue identifying and realizing market-shaping opportunities.
Mythbusting: 5 Things You Should Know About Impact Evaluations at USAID
by M. Mercedes Stickler on 3rd May 2016
USAID is committed to building the evidence base on what works through impact evaluations. While impact evaluations require a lot of work from a variety of stakeholders, the payoff in terms of improved programming can start at the baseline.
Using Mobile Phones to Alert Households Waiting for ‘NextDrop’ of Water
by Anh-Thi Le on 2nd May 2016
Unreliable water supply is a serious impediment to health and economic development. Across the globe, 400 million people rely on unreliable water systems, and 250 million of them live in India. Learn how one organization is working to help.
Improving Microenterprise through Open Data
by Hayley Samu on 29th April 2016
A collaboration between two data-focused groups at USAID has resulted in an interactive map of microenterprise activity that will lead to better informed policy decisions.
Saving Lives Today, Saving Costs Tomorrow: Why USAID Invests in Immunization
by Katie Taylor on 28th April 2016
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.
Facing Climate Change, Leaders Take A Step Toward A Healthier World
by Gayle Smith on 26th April 2016
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
by Peter Malnak on 25th April 2016
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
by Bill Berger on 25th April 2016
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
by Elaine Roman on 22nd April 2016
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
by Mona Yacoubian on 14th April 2016
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.