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Transporting vital supplies and critical commodities quickly to the epicenter of an international disaster is what USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance does every day. However, the Ebola response has proved especially challenging for USAID’s disaster experts.
As we start 2015, take a moment to learn about global hunger and consider what you can do to help end it. You can start by reading Feed the Future’s “Year in Review.”
The recent focus on Ebola in West Africa has reminded us of the need for strong and resilient health systems. USAID will continue to use innovative training models and make investments in building work forces and strengthening health systems in countries with high HIV burdens worldwide.
On January 12, 2010—five years ago today—a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Port-au-Prince and forever changed Haiti. I was struck by the tragedy and inspired by the Haitian people’s resilience. It is something I will never forget.
In the town of Zwedru, Liberia, an innovative new type of Ebola treatment unit is designed to tackle one of the Ebola response’s many challenges – the stifling heat.
“Death is always difficult,” said Elizabeth Stevens, a nurse from Freetown, Sierra Leone.
At her new job, Stevens is forced to confront this stark reality every day, and in a way that she never has before.
USAID’s renewed focus on data-driven analysis, particularly cost-benefit analysis, and the resulting collaboration with Feed the Future are bearing fruit for USAID beneficiaries.
USAID-sponsored LGBT sensitivity training for school principals “tickles” a few minds and opens a dialogue in Kosovo’s most traditional communities about the school’s role in setting the societal standard for inclusiveness.
The 2014 U.N. climate conference has kicked off in Lima, Peru, and negotiators are working hard to reach agreement on global climate targets. Tune in to three key events to show off some of the ground-breaking work U.S. Government agencies are doing on climate change.
USAID is supporting the development of a new module, entitled “Elections and Disability Rights” designed to train election stakeholders. Assessing gaps between international legal standards, and domestic law and practice is critical and affects developed and developing democracies alike.