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USAID is committed to preventing, reducing and responding to gender-based violence, especially in schools. We’re highlighting heroes who are helping to ensure kids around the world have access to a safe, quality education.
Low-lying island communities are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Through small-scale infrastructure projects in the Pacific Islands, USAID is helping them to adapt.
Guatemalans are taking action to include the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in election processes. On Sept. 6, they elected the first openly LGBTI congressperson into office, a turning point in Guatemalan inclusion and civil rights.
USAID joined with WHO and UNICEF to release program guidelines on integrating WASH into nutrition programs in order to achieve positive gains in the fight against undernutrition. Celebrate World Toilet Day by reading more about the document here.
The lives of more than 1 million Nigerian children and youth have been derailed by violence. USAID is working to give these internally displaced children a chance to continue their education with community based non-formal learning centers.
The upcoming Oct. 25 presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire is the first since the disastrous election in 2010. USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives has been working with communities to move toward reconciliation ahead of this critical moment.
A public-private partnership launched in 2012 takes a health systems-strengthening approach, reducing maternal mortality in target districts in Uganda and Zambia by nearly half, with expansion to Nigeria currently underway.
This year’s El Niño is predicted to trigger floods, drought and fires and affect the path and number of tropical cyclones. Today on International Day of Disaster Reduction, USAID highlights the work we’re doing with partners to reduce the risks of natural disasters.
This year’s Nobel laureates in medicine, announced on Monday, developed therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases caused by parasites. USAID relies on these medicines to protect millions of people at risk.
Climate change may well be the defining issue of this century. Read the latest issue of FrontLines to learn how USAID is helping people in developing countries prepare, adapt and ultimately thrive in the midst of rising temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns.