One of USAID’s best weapons for fighting hunger in Malawi is Emmanuel Ngulube, an officer with the Agency’s Office of Food for Peace who has dedicated his entire career to fighting hunger across Africa.
Tag archives for Africa
Because of its slow onset, Southern Africa’s drought may not be headline news. But its impacts are being felt by millions. At least 12.8 million people in Southern Africa will face crisis levels of food insecurity by the end of this year. Madagascar has been especially hard hit. About 80 percent of the population in […]
Trachoma, an eye infection that is the world’s leading cause of blindness, plagues millions of people in Mozambique due to poor sanitary conditions. But a collaboration between the government and international partners such as USAID is helping reduce the risk of infection.
A new USAID-supported monthly vaginal ring is the first HIV prevention method designed specifically for women to be confirmed effective in two large clinical trials. This innovative product has the potential to contribute to the goal of an AIDS-free generation.
USAID’s new nutrition strategy is creating life-changing results. Read on to learn how integrating sectors like agriculture into nutrition programs has had a big impact on communities in Northern Ghana.
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.
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.
The global development community is coming together to make several big decisions on how to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. One way to do this is through domestic resource mobilization, or helping countries better fund their own development.
President Obama’s Power Africa initiative aims to help private sector partners realize their potential in scaling affordable energy access to remote communities who live beyond the grid–a key ingredient for spurring economic growth.
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.