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On February 1, 1865 President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery and sent it to the States for ratification. February 1st was later established as National Freedom Day. A very complex form of “modern slavery” currently pervades across society and affects men, women and children. Through human trafficking, individuals and families are entrapped in […]
As featured in the White House Blog By: Joshua Dubois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships After the one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, I wanted to highlight some of the great work our nonprofit and faith-based partners have been doing to […]
In Kenya, partnering with Pact Kenya we will hold a Trauma Healing and Social Reconciliation Workshop to develop a team of trainers/experts in the region to enhance the sustainability of people to people/social reconciliation processes. By helping individuals deal with trauma, we hope to improve relationships between communities in the area and create environments more […]
Dr. Shah recently met with a group of 75 Presidential Management Fellows (PMFs) and PMF alumni at USAID. The discussion focused on engaging the dynamic PMF community in the reforms associated with USAID Forward. Notable guests at this event included Deborah Kennedy, the Director of Human Resources, and Ambassador Barry Wells, the Director of the […]
We have a long history of addressing malnutrition and it remains one of our top priorities. Check out our current work at Feed the Future.
There is a group of diseases you don’t hear much about but that has a terrible impact on more than 1 billion people around the world – that’s one sixth of the world’s population. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified 13 of these as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and they include such dreaded illnesses […]
USAID sponsors Afghan participation in Domotex—the premier international carpet trade show, featuring some of the best internationally produced hand-made carpets and kilims. For three years, USAID’s role in promoting Afghan carpet dealers has generated millions of dollars in exports. Photo: USAID/ASMED
I have visited a number of health facilities during site visits, and I feel great pride when I hear of the positive impact of our assistance in improving health in rural communities, particularly mothers and children. The stories about rural nurses like Alina Hovhannisyan are especially touching. Alina is a community nurse in Haykavan village […]
By: Ruth Levine, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning In a major address today, Dr. Shah will announce USAID’s new evaluation policy, evidence of the renewed emphasis the Agency is placing on evaluation, measuring and documenting program achievements and shortcomings, and generating data on what works to drive decision-making. The policy marks […]