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Leveraging Markets for Global Health

An analyst at the National Quality Control Laboratory in Kenya conducts a test on a pharmaceutical sample. / Tobin Jones, Chemonics

USAID’s work with new insecticide sprays and antiretrovirals demonstrates the potential impact of maximizing market forces to achieve global health goals. Through collaboration, USAID aims to continue identifying and realizing market-shaping opportunities.

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Saving Lives Today, Saving Costs Tomorrow: Why USAID Invests in Immunization

A young boy receives an oral polio vaccine in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The incidence of polio has fallen by more than 99 percent over the past three decades. / Kendra Helmer, USAID

Investing in vaccines is a best buy in global health — for every dollar invested, $16 in health care costs is averted. As the global community celebrates World Immunization Week, Katie Taylor describes why USAID invests in sustained and sustainable immunization systems.

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As the World Focuses on Zika, Malaria Continues its Deadly Toll

Nurse Agnes Nambuya gives Christine sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine drugs to prevent malaria in pregnancy. / Allan Gichigi, MCSP

What disease comes to mind when you hear the word mosquito? Probably, the Zika virus. However, don’t forget a more prevalent and deadly mosquito-borne disease — malaria.

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Ending a Global Epidemic of Tuberculosis in Children

Atsede Tefera with her daughter, Nigist, who was diagnosed with tuberculosis at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. / MSH Ethiopia

A new analysis reveals how a persistent divide between policy and practice threatens to impede progress on childhood TB in Africa. Join us on World TB Day to learn more about how we’re working to overcome this and fight TB — a preventable and curable disease.

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Empowering Women Through a Simple Purse

Zubaida posing with the clean birthing kit. / Ayzh

USAID is committed to improving women and baby’s health during childbirth. Ayzh, supported by the Higher Education Solutions Network, develops low-cost, clean birth kits designed to meet the unique needs of women in low-resource settings.

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More Community Health Workers Needed for a Healthier World

Mbour 1 Health Post in the Community of Ndiébél, Thies, Senegal

Community health workers are vital in the effort to achieve global goals and help women and children survive, thrive and transform for the better the communities in which they live.

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Innovative HIV-Prevention Product for Women Could Be New Tool in the Fight for an AIDS-Free Gen

The Ring Study findings may give new hope to women who need diverse options to protect themselves from HIV and AIDS./ Matthew Willman/Oxfam, Courtesy of Photoshare

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.

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Healthy Beginnings: New Evidence Cites Breastfeeding’s Health Benefits for Moms, Babies and Economies

This mother in Bakapome, Senegal, a rural village near Thies, knows that breastfeeding doesn’t just benefit infants: it also reduces the risks for breast and ovarian cancers in women. / Jane Silcock, USAID

New evidence reveals the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. At USAID, breastfeeding is an important component of our work to promote adequate nutrition among some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children.

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USAID Delivers: Quality Care for Expectant Moms Results in Fewer Stillbirths

Gift Usami Ava, pregnant with her third child, receives prenatal care at the Ugep General Hospital in Nigeria’s Cross River State. Quality prenatal care during pregnancy helps reduce stillbirths and improves maternal and newborn health. / Amy Fowler, USAID

A Lancet series published today reports on the problem of stillbirths worldwide. At USAID, our efforts for maternal and child health address many of the same risk factors associated with stillbirths.

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All in Good Faith: Partnering with Malawian Ministries for Maternal Health

Chimwemwe (“Joy” in the local Chichewa language), a community health worker in Malawi, meets with an HIV-positive pregnant woman at her home in Lilongwe through the USAID-funded Tingathe program, which works closely with the Ministry of Health. / Chris Cox, Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation.

A partnership between USAID and the Christian Health Association of Malawi has enabled more than 200 students to train to become nurses, midwives and technicians, improving health outcomes for women and their babies in the process.

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