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Last night, the Saving Lives at Birth partnership announced three award nominations for transition-to-scale grants that have the potential to save the lives of mothers and newborns in rural areas of the developing world at the time of birth. We couldn’t be more excited about the announcement. The award nominees – a mobile technology initiative […]
Back in June, I posted here about the negative impacts of global undernutrition as my colleagues and I prepared for Feed the Future’s agriculture and food security Research Forum in Washington, D.C. This week, as I attend two meetings for the international Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement during U.N. General Assembly week in New York, […]
Each week USAID produces a fact sheet with updates on the drought in the Horn of Africa. These fact sheets provide background information about the crisis, key recent developments, data on U.S. humanitarian assistance to the region, and public donation information. We’ll now be featuring the key developments of the week on our blog as well. […]
I spoke today at the International Water Forum held at the United Nations. The Forum was organized by the Energy and Waer Institute of New York and The Chronicles Group in cooperation with The World Water Organization (WWO), and WaterAid America. The International Water Forum at the United Nations convened policy makers, academics, non-governmental organizations, […]
This week, we’re highlighting how in volatile regions, USAID works side-by-side with the military, playing a critical role in our nation’s effort to stabilize countries, and build responsive local governance. Development efforts can also prevent conflict from occurring and future military involvement by helping countries become more stable, prosperous and less prone to violent extremism. […]
USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah traveled to Haiti on Sept. 15, 2011, to discuss USAID’s long-term strategy for helping the nation recover from its devastating January 2010 earthquake. Check out the photo gallery.
When my daughter Caitlin cried getting her polio booster, I was able to staunch the flow of her tears by describing the amazing work USAID/Central Asian Republics did in Tajikistan last spring when USAID’s rapid response and advocacy with the host governments and other donors resulted in more than 7 million children getting vaccinated (that’s […]
Today at Round 8 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Chicago, IL, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a white paper outlining a new strategic initiative entitled “Trade Enhancing Access to Medicines (TEAM).” TEAM is designed to deploy the tools of trade policy to promote trade and reduce obstacles to access to […]
For the past 50 years, USAID and a growing number of partners have been working to improve the quality of education in developing countries with an emphasis on boosting child literacy. In February of 2011, USAID launched its evidence-based education strategy – shifting the focus of global education toward achieving real results in childhood literacy, higher […]
The start of September is always a time that we once again turn our thoughts to education. Our children get ready for school, are excited at the prospect of seeing their friends, meeting their new teacher, and learning new skills. For others it is a time to return to university and continue their education, be […]