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It’s been a busy week at USAID…

First Lady Michelle Obama visited USAID. Read her remarks to the staff here.

Administrator Rajiv Shah laid out his approach to high impact development at the US Global Leadership Coalition. Watch his remarks and Q&A here, or read the speech.

Enhanced radio coverage to come to the FATA thanks to a new agreement.

Mosquito nets and more in Ghana.

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits USAID

As a special guest to the employee Town Hall meeting held today at USAID, Michelle Obama visited to thank USAID employees around the world for their work. Mrs. Obama reminded staff that her mother-in-law had worked on USAID projects for almost 20 years in Indonesia.

Mrs. Obama shared insights on her visits to USAID projects in Ghana, Russia, and Haiti, and told the staff: “You have always represented what is truly best about America –- the idea that we have an obligation not just to help those in need, but to also help folks beyond our borders build capacity to help themselves.”

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