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Contraceptives Save and Improve Lives

Staff load family planning and other health commodities into a truck as part of the Delivery Team Topping Up system in Zimbabwe. 2009. Photo Credit: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT.

Each year an estimated 74.4 million unintended pregnancies occur in the developing world; primarily among women who had an unmet need for effective contraception. Family planning programs, which provide counseling, services and contraceptive supplies, empower couples to make important decisions about the timing and spacing of their children. By choosing the healthiest times for childbirth, […]

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13 Year Old Innovator Invents Device to Save People in Rural Africa

During the famine, hundreds of children who were too weak to walk were left by the roadside to die when their parents could no longer carry them on the long trek to a refugee center. Parents were forced to decide which children lived, and which were left behind.

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Living Positively: The Importance of Pediatric HIV Disclosure

Illustration explaining the importance of medication for children ages 2-6 from AIDSTAR-One’s “Booklet 1: How to Keep Healthy." Photo credit: AIDSTAR-One

Senior Treatment Officer Bisola Ojikutu, at AIDSTAR-One, discusses the positive, transformative effects disclosing an HIV status have for children living with HIV. Read more >>

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Better Diagnostics Critical to the Fight against Typhoid

Women and children

When children’s lives are at stake, we need to move quickly. That’s why we need to rise to the challenge of developing better typhoid diagnostics, and soon. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Education in Kenya


Education is an important component of reducing poverty, promoting peace, and empowering individuals to participate in democratic institutions. Read more >>

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Separating Children from Armed Groups in the DRC

Children formerly associated with armed groups engaging in recreational activities at a USAID-supported transit center in Bukavu, South Kivu. Photo credit: Dan Rono

Since 2011, USAID, UNICEF and local partners’ child protection work with UNICEF has separated over 1,100 children from armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Video of the Week: Help a Child Reach 5


For the first time in history, we have the available knowledge and technologies to reach the world’s most marginalized children with life-saving interventions. .

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Round-the-Clock Aid for a Syrian Baby

Seven-month-old Dia'a* sustained burns to his face and arm after a shell hit his house, causing a nearby water heater to burst water onto him. Photo credit: USAID NGO Partner

Syrian baby Dia’a is expected to make a full recovery with the help of U.S.-funded medical care. Read more >>

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A Roadmap to Protecting the World’s Most Vulnerable Children


The first U.S. Government Action Plan (PDF) on Children in Adversity provides an important framework through which to guide and galvanize U.S. government agencies to protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Read more >>

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Strong Families Equal Strong Nations

Kathleen Strottman is the Executive Director at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Photo Credit: CCAI.

Thanks to leaders like Dr. Jack Shonkoff, we know that relationships with other human beings are not a luxury for children, but an absolute necessity. Read more >>

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