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Unprecedented Coordination Helped Turn the Tide of an Unprecedented Outbreak

Because of our work in Liberia and other affected countries, local health systems are increasingly poised to maintain control and prevent future large-scale outbreaks themselves. / Morgana Wingard/USAID

The Ebola outbreak was unprecedented. Organizations from around the world worked together on an unprecedented scale to turn the tide against the deadly disease.

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New Partnerships Build Roots that Help All Children Thrive

A female community health volunteer counsels a mother from Nepal about caring for her baby after birth. Setting children on a path to healthy physical growth and cognitive development is a priority of the All Children Thriving partnership. / Thomas Cristofoletti, USAID

USAID and its partners are using new, innovative ways to help children grow up healthy and happy, setting them on a path to live full and productive lives.

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What We See in Lebanon and Jordan

USAID Assistant Administrator Paige Alexander meets a Syrian family living in Tafileh, Jordan. / Mohammed Maghayda, USAID

Jordan and Lebanon have opened their doors to Syrians fleeing conflict in their home country, and USAID is helping these generous neighbors of Syria manage the added needs for housing, education and other vital services.

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How Partnership is Combating Deforestation in the Amazon

The map shows deforestation and degradation in the Amazon rainforest. The State of Paráa has experienced some of the heaviest rates of deforestation in Brazil. / Imazon

About 17 percent of the Amazon has been lost to deforestation, which intensifies the effects of climate change. Imazon, a nonprofit research institution, uses real-time satellite imagery and mapping technology to help combat the problem.

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From the Household Hearth to Global Health: Creating a Healthier Planet Starts with a Cookstove

ESILALEI, TANZANIA - FEBRUARY 4, 2014:  Through the creation of solar powered micro-grids, Maasai of the Moduli district in northern Tanzania are receiving power in their mud huts inside their bomas (corralled community). The solar power is providing life-saving water purification, a shared refrigerator for food and medicines, a computer for the community, and lights for the cow and goat corrals to frighten away the hyenas. The International Collaborative for Science, Education and the Environment (ICSEE) also manufactures and distributes a chimney stove for Maasai homes designed collaboratively with Maasai women and installed by teams of women from each participating village to reduce the intake of smoke and carbon dioxide when cooking over traditional fires inside the home.  Footage by Morgana Wingard

USAID initiatives to expand the use of clean cookstoves help reduce household air pollution and promote health for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Global health and climate change are highly interconnected, and global health considerations deserve a place at the COP21 climate conference in Paris.

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Acting on Climate, Reducing Poverty, Powering Africa

An M-POWER installation agent places a solar panel on a roof in Tanzania. / Mathieu Young, Off.Grid:Electric, for the Power Africa Photo Contest

As world leaders gather for COP 21, Power Africa and USAID are taking action on climate, and tackling extreme poverty, through investment in renewable energy projects that will improve life for millions.

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When Cities Help Each Other to Address Climate Change

Debra Roberts and Sean O'Donoghue of Durban, South Africa, examine South Broward's water pumping station as part of a knowledge-sharing trip to Florida. / CityLinks

Cities across the globe are forming compacts on climate change, sharing their experiences and expertise to better protect their citizens from the impact of unpredictable weather extremes.

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A Time of Unparalleled Need

A young boy smiles as he walks out of his local bakery, arms full of freshly baked bread. Families such as this boy’s family rely on local bakeries to get their daily bread.

Humanitarian assistance for Syrians, including from USAID, has saved lives for nearly five years. But a shortfall in funding is putting that work—and Syrian lives—in jeopardy.

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Why Right Now is the Right Time to Act Faster to Stop Unnecessary HIV/AIDS Deaths

Emily with four youth group members in Botswana. / Project Concern International

Rapidly scaling up treatment can be difficult when international partners’ sense of urgency does not always reflect the reality of those most affected by the epidemic. USAID, PEPFAR, partners and beneficiaries must focus to expand treatment to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.

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How and Why USAID is Ensuring Our Development Efforts are Climate Resilient

Agriculture projects such as this rice cultivation project in Vietnam can benefit from analysis early in planning to determine how climate change could affect outcomes. / Phuong Nguyen

For years, USAID has helped countries and communities build climate resilience, but starting now we are full-on integrating climate risk management in our development efforts. Never has the need been more clear.

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