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Healing Plants to Feed a Nation

High res photo Miriam Otipa

Miriam Otipa was the first women in her village in Kenya to earn a science degree. She wanted to do more to ease farmers’ suffering and is now providing solutions to plant diseases.

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3 Myths About Women and Violent Extremism

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls group campaigning for the release of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists march to meet with the Nigerian president in Abuja, on July 8. / Philip Ojisua, AFP

When it comes to terrorism, think women are just victims? Think again. USAID is dispelling this and other common myths and getting to the real story.

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Sustainable Finance Key to Health Equity

A newborn in Nigeria. USAID is intensifying efforts to develop, test and scale up simple, low-cost approaches to preventing newborn deaths in lower-income countries. / Amy Fowler, USAID

Shouldn’t a baby in Ethiopia and a baby in the U.S. have the same opportunity to be born safely? The Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child aims to bring an end to preventable maternal, child and adolescent deaths by 2030.

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Keeping Up with the Times: Local Media Outlets Help Georgia Move Into the Digital Information Age

To help media in Georgia stay ahead of changing trends and technology, the USAID supported New Media Initiative is working with media organizations like the Information Center of Kakheti to build TV studios for streaming news programming online. / Photo by Gela Mtivlishvili

Journalists in Georgia are telling stories that are more dynamic, relevant and accessible to audiences with the support of multimedia training through the USAID’s New Media Initiative (NMI).

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Leadership at USAID Q&A: Susan Markham Shares Why Gender Equality Matters

As USAID’s senior coordinator for gender equality and women’s empowerment, Susan advocates for the inclusion of issues affecting women and families into development work. A women and her children prepare food for dinner in the Aldoosh Village in Yemen with food provided through a USAID program. / Mercy Corps

In this Impact Blog series, we talk with leaders at USAID to learn about the work they are doing and why it matters – both for the Agency and for the development community as a whole.

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The Power of Africa: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Watts

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a schoolgirl is introduced to Little Sun – her first solar-powered light – and the concept that she can hold power in the palm of her hand. / Merklit Mersha

What does energy innovation look like? Just glimpse at the more than 60 snapshots submitted for the inaugural Power Africa photo contest to see how President Obama’s call to double access to power across sub-Saharan Africa is turning the lights of opportunity on.

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Q&A: How Technology is Transforming Ebola Response Efforts

Eric King holds up a handprint to echo the wall of handprints from Ebola survivors at the Bong County Treatment Unit in Liberia. Eric King worked to coordinate the flow of data for the international humanitarian response in Liberia for two months last Winter. / Ellie Van Houtte, USAID

Eric King shares how digital technologies and data tools are shaping the Ebola response in West Africa.

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This Ramadan, Like Most, It’s Personal

Islamic Relief-USA CEO Anwar Khan delivers remarks during USAID Iftar / Robb Hohmann, USAID

As millions of Muslims around the world celebrate the month of Ramadan, one USAID employee reflects on how the holiday reminds people of all faith of the importance of alleviating hunger for those who suffer most.

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Setting an Example, Emblematic of Recovery Possible in Nepal

A young girl plays with her doll outside her family's tent at Camp Hope. More than 330 families from the Sindhupalchowk district are taking temporary shelter at the camp. / Kashish Das Shrestha/USAID

USAID Nepal is committed to earthquake relief efforts. Learn how the private sector is contributing to recovery, and the U.S. Government’s continued commitment.

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Raising the Bar, Honduran Singer Fights Violence through Music

Musician Eduardo Umanzor is inspiring young fans to take pride in their communities through uplifting songs. / Photo Courtesy Eduardo Umanzor

Honduran pop singer writes inspiring songs for USAID’s outreach centers, which help bring brighter opportunities to at-risk youth in Central American communities plagued by violence.

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