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Overcoming the Stigma of Disability Across the Globe

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This year, Americans celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Let’s take a moment to recognize the impact of USAID’s inclusive education and youth workforce development programs in other parts of the world.

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Around the World in Videos: How USAID is Helping Curb Child and Maternal Deaths

Mom and baby are doing fine because mom was taught how to perform Kangaroo Mother Care to keep her premature newborn warm. / Molly Ronan, Embrace Global

The goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths is within reach. Since 2008, USAID has helped save nearly 2.5 million children and 200,000 mothers through our programs. Watch inspiring stories of families getting the health care they need.

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Q&A: The Legacy of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis

USAID’s Senior Ebola Coordinator Denise Rollins (right), Mission Director John Mark Winfield (second from right) and Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs staffer Kate Alexander listen as a staff member of DuPort Road Clinic in Paynesville, Liberia speaks to them. / Jonta Williams, USAID

In this Q&A series, we interview Denise Rollins, senior coordinator of USAID’s Africa Ebola Unit, who liaises with other U.S. Government agencies to help West African countries strengthen their ability to respond to future disasters.

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Providing Clean Water to Families Fleeing Violence in Central Darfur

Triangle Generation Humanitaire and community members worked together to build more than 1,150 emergency latrines. / Triangle Génération Humanitaire

Mohammed and his family fled from village to village trying to escape ongoing violence in Sudan. Once settled in Ammar Jaded in Central Darfur, his family faced a new foe — dirty water that was making his children sick.

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World Humanitarian Day: Protracted Mega-crises Require New Solutions to Save Lives

Christmas miracle: Baby Josephine was released as the youngest Ebola survivor from a USAID-supported Ebola treatment unit in Liberia in December 2014. / Maya Baldouf, International Medical Corps

Today’s mega-crises show no signs of subsiding. In just over a decade, the number of people in need of humanitarian aid has more than doubled. These unparalleled challenges require innovative solutions. USAID is prepared to show the humanitarian spirit is still alive.

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On the Job at USAID: Meeting An Amazing Global Health Hero

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On July 28, in Chennai, India, the world that fights HIV lost a true hero. It was an honor to have met Dr. Suniti Solomon, a pioneer in HIV and AIDS work. How lucky we are to be with people who really do make the world a better place. Now, we must carry on the legacy.

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Q&A: What A Year Without Polio in Nigeria Means

A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a girl in Nigeria. / Courtesy of TSCHIP

July 24 marked one year since the last reported case of wild polio in Nigeria. This is a significant milestone for the largest country by population in Africa and, historically, a major reservoir of the virus.

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Looking Down Supply Chains to Counter Human Trafficking

Senior Counter-Trafficking in Persons Fellow Marina Colby for DCHA/DRG presents at the Regional Conference on Information Communication Technology to Combat Human Trafficking in Bangkok. / @USAIDAsia Twitter

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, USAID recognizes human trafficking as a major violation of human rights. To better identify and counter human trafficking in supply chains, USAID is pioneering an initiative called Supply Unchained.

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USAID Seeds Innovation: 15 Social Entrepreneurs Making a Difference

Field engineer, Mathew, stress tests Smart Tractor at test farm in Kaduna as kids from nearby village look. / Jehiel Oliver.

With interests ranging from “Uber for tractors” to rights for the visually impaired, the innovations from this year’s Echoing Green Global Fellows are providing essential services, creating jobs and reducing poverty — often through market-based solutions.

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The Heart of Progress: Transformation in Africa

A community solution provider in rural Senegal, Hapsatou Kah is giving her community access to better health and nutrition. / Morgana Wingard, USAID

This week, President Obama travels to Africa to see how U.S. development efforts have helped transform communities. USAID helped deliver this change, but our results aren’t just numbers. The people behind our work–more than any statistic–reflect the meaning of our progress.

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