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The Power of the Classroom

Girl students at Shalom Community School, Lusaka, Zambia

Girls in many parts of Africa face extraordinary obstacles to get an education. However, Senior Gender Coordinator for USAID, Susan Markham, explains the almost immeasurable value that such an opportunity can provide.

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Why Fighting Gender Violence is Also Fighting Hunger in the DRC

Ms. Namuhindo demonstration her new writing skills. / Rachel Grant, USAID

Eastern DRC is said to be the “rape capital of the world.” But how do gender issues relate to hunger? If the DRC can alter its behavior towards women, these women can stay in their communities, increase production on their land, earn incomes, and put food on their families’ tables.

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A Moment For Hope in the DRC?

Walking into the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo (DRC), one is immediately struck by a sense of purposefulness. The hospital, led by the legendary Dr. Denis Mukwege, has treated nearly 20,000 survivors of sexual violence since 1999.

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Photo of the Week: Learning How to Read

Students are learning to read through new learning techniques at USAID-supported Kakila Primary School in the DRC. Read more >>

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A Promise Renewed: A Great Global Ambition and Every Father’s Dream

We have an unprecedented opportunity to virtually end preventable child death. Read more >>

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A Good Place to Start to Improve Schools

A capacity-building program sponsored by USAID is helping local leaders, both men and women, take responsibility for their school. Read more >>

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DRC Making Great Strides in Child Survival

This week, the Congolese Government’s National Steering Committee for Health  is meeting to officially launch the National A Promised Renewed (APR)’s acceleration framework to reduce infant and maternal mortality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Following the Minister of Health’s participation in the Child Survival Call to Action in Washington June 2012 and […]

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USAID Brings New Communications Options to Remote Communities in Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

In late April, residents across the Democratic Republic of the Congo were pleasantly surprised to receive phone calls from friends and relatives living in the remote northeastern corner of the country – for the first time. Read more >>

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Catching Mosquitoes, Not Fish: Returning Bed Nets to their Proper Use in the DRC

In the DRC, where only five percent of pregnant women receive proper preventive malaria therapy, and malaria accounts for nearly 40 percent of child deaths, prevention is a critical priority. Read more >>

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Non-hormonal Methods of Contraception Meet Need in DRC

USAID programs have worked to meet the needs of women in the DRC by expanding access to a wide range of family planning choices Read more >>

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