Recent Site Articles
Resilient Health Systems Can Prevent and Contain Pandemics
by Irene Koek on 24th May 2016
Resilient health systems can help us mitigate disease outbreaks and avert pandemics. This entails being able to detect and respond to emerging diseases threats, bounce back when adversity strikes, address a wide range of health challenges and offer innovative solutions.
Even Amid a Humanitarian Crisis, Education Cannot Wait
by Evelyn Rodriguez-Perez on 24th May 2016
During emergencies, education often becomes an afterthought. But without it, children are at increased risk of abuse. No one donor can do this alone. We must work together with countries affected by these crises and our education partners.
Q&A: How We Are Working To Rid Mozambique of A Blinding Disease
by Sharone Backers on 17th May 2016
Trachoma, an eye infection that is the world’s leading cause of blindness, plagues millions of people in Mozambique due to poor sanitary conditions. But a collaboration between the government and international partners such as USAID is helping reduce the risk of infection.
Record Population Displacement Shows Needs are Rising
by Andrew Kent on 16th May 2016
Conflict and violence last year caused more than 40 million people to be internally displaced around the world. This record number underscores the importance of addressing growing global needs during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey later this month.
Delivering Life-Saving HIV/AIDS Drugs Around the World
by Sherif Mowafy on 13th May 2016
For more than 10 years, USAID has been the lead agency innovating in supply chain management — procuring and delivering drugs and laboratory supplies to hospitals and clinics across the globe to achieve an AIDS-free generation.
Leveraging Data and Evidence to Drive Decision Making at USAID
by Negar Akhavi and Brandon Pustejovsky on 6th May 2016
USAID is committed to improving evaluation and data quality to ensure that evidence informs decisions and policies, and improves programs. The Agency has made significant progress over the past five years and is being recognized for these efforts.
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.
5 Things USAID’s Land Office Has Learned about Impact Evaluations
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.