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USAID Salutes Nobel Laureates Whose Discoveries Help Fight Malaria, River Blindness, Elephantiasis

Habiba Suleiman, 29, a district malaria surveillance officer in Zanzibar, naps with her little girl Rahma under a mosquito net. She lives in Tanzania, where up to 80,000 people die from malaria each year. Hariba is working to change that. Read her story on USAID’s storytelling hub. / Morgana Wingard, USAID

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.

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New FrontLines Shows How USAID Tackles Climate Change Across the Globe


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.

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Countering Violent Extremism Through Development

Richard Bernardo, 18, from conflict-affected Mindanao, Philippines, now works at an automotive shop in Zamboanga City after completing a two-month course offered by USAID for out-of-school youth in the region. USAID/Philippines provides skills trainings for out-of-school youth in Mindanao to help them gain access to income opportunities. / Rojessa Tiamson-Saceda, EQuALLS2 Project

It is through USAID’s approach to development that we can prevent the underlying causes of discontent — such as social and economic marginalization, unaccountable governance, and inadequate institutions — from turning into radicalization.

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Change and Transformation @USAID: Modernizing Development Assistance


This is the perfect year for a transformation in the foreign aid business. As world leaders nail down the Global Goals, it is a key moment to underline strategies for progress to ensure the international community permanently modernizes its approach to development.

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Advocating for Sign Language Education as a Human Right


In some parts of the world, being deaf can mean being cut off from education and left without alternative options. USAID is committed to changing that, working to make sure every child can learn, grow and be empowered.

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Talking About Parrots on Talk Like a Pirate Day

The endangered hyacinth macaw, pictured here in Pantanal, Brazil, is threatened by habitat loss and trapping for the pet trade. USAID works with partners around the world to protect habitat important to parrots and other wildlife while helping communities participate in and benefit from conservation. / Conservation International

We’re talking about parrots on Talk Like a Pirate Day! Parrots are more than just eye candy and pirate paraphernalia. Parrots ensure forests grow, help communities develop eco-tourism, and serve as symbols of national pride.

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How Guatemala’s Justice System Became Strong Enough to Prosecute Corruption

People hold national flags and a sign reading "I love CICIG (International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala)" as they take part in a Aug. 22 demonstration in Guatemala City demanding President Otto Perez's resignation. / Johan Ordonez, AFP

For over 15 years, USAID has played an integral role in modernizing the judicial sector in Guatemala, a continued commitment that has made it possible for the country’s leaders to be held accountable for their actions.

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A Partnership Connecting Space to Village

SERVIR in the field

NASA and USAID have accomplished a lot together. Learn more about how the SERVIR partnership uses satellite images to help people solve local challenges.

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Empowering Voters One Mobile Phone at a Time

Access to the internet is increasing rapidly across Cambodia and outpacing the research on total users, especially for young people using free wi-fi available at many locations across the nation’s capital. / Chandy Mao, USAID

Around the world, USAID is leveraging increasingly affordable technologies to improve access to information for citizens even in the most repressive countries, helping create space for civil society to develop.

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To Fight Extremism, The World Needs To Learn How To Talk To Women

A Kurdish female fighter of the Women’s Protection Units looks on at a training camp in al-Qahtaniyah, near the Syrian-Turkish border on Feb. 13. Syrian Kurdish forces have been fighting advances by the Islamic State jihadist group. / Delil Souleiman, AFP

From Iraq to Pakistan to Nigeria, groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram are winning the war for women’s hearts and minds — and it’s time to stop it.

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