Across the continent, we see promising new approaches that help us understand what works to prevent and respond to violence within schools. We all must support more rigorous research and evaluations to build our global evidence base on violence prevention programming and policy.
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Tanzania’s Young Leaders Bring Innovation to Development Challenges
Abella Bateyunga is an example of the dynamic young leaders around the world that USAID is investing in and empowering to be partners in the development of their communities and countries.
Raising Goats (and Confidence) in Uganda
USAID is empowering women by introducing livestock ownership as a productive, resilience-building activity that ultimately benefits entire communities.
If Fighting Hunger Were an Olympic Event
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.
Responding to Madagascar’s ‘Silent’ Emergency
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 […]
Q&A: How We Are Working To Rid Mozambique of A Blinding Disease
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.
Innovative HIV-Prevention Product for Women Could Be New Tool in the Fight for an AIDS-Free Gen
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.
When The Sweet Potato Goes Viral: A New Approach to Nutrition Programming in Northern Ghana
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.
Q&A: What A Year Without Polio in Nigeria Means
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.
USAID Seeds Innovation: 15 Social Entrepreneurs Making a Difference
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.