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Ebola’s Second Punch: Hunger

Children from over 4,000 vulnerable families could eat three healthy meals a day after their parents used cash transfers from Catholic Relief Services to invest in their farms and buy food. / Michael Stulman, CRS

Travel restrictions meant to contain Ebola also kept farmers from their fields, harvests and the markets.

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Resilient Health Systems Can Prevent and Contain Pandemics

A technician swabs the throat of a duck at Bangkok’s Klongtoey Market during an avian influenza survey. / Richard Nyberg, USAID

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.

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Even Amid a Humanitarian Crisis, Education Cannot Wait

Victoria Cole, 12, hasn’t let the Ebola crisis interrupt her education. Here she participates in in an outdoor classroom while schools in Liberia were closed during the height of the Ebola epidemic / Neil Brandvold for USAID

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.

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Q&A: How We Are Working To Rid Mozambique of A Blinding Disease

​A community drug distributor provides a young mother with ​the ​appropriate dose of the trachoma-fighting drug Zithromax as part of ​a mass drug administration in Mozambique. / RTI International

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.

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Record Population Displacement Shows Needs are Rising

One in three Syrian children, born after the conflict began, have never known a life without war, insecurity or displacement. A new report reveals Syria has the second-largest number of internally displaced people in the world, due to conflict and violence. / Louai Beshara, AFP

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.

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Delivering Life-Saving HIV/AIDS Drugs Around the World

USAID’s global health supply chains promote country ownership of public health programs and create sustainable country health systems. / Ulf Newmark, SCMS

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.

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Leveraging Data and Evidence to Drive Decision Making at USAID

A young girl outside a schoolhouse in Ethiopia. / Susan Liebold, USAID

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.

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Leveraging Markets for Global Health

An analyst at the National Quality Control Laboratory in Kenya conducts a test on a pharmaceutical sample. / Tobin Jones, Chemonics

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.

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5 Things USAID’s Land Office Has Learned about Impact Evaluations

Laida Phiri proudly displays her customary land certificate on her parcel of land in eastern Zambia. USAID is conducting a randomized control trial impact evaluation to measure the effect of securing property rights on the adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices. / Jeremy Green, The Cloudburst Group

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.

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Using Mobile Phones to Alert Households Waiting for ‘NextDrop’ of Water

Emily Kumpel, representing the NextDrop team, accepts an award in 2011 to scale up the team’s pilot study in Hubli-Dharwad. / Big Ideas Contest

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.

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