Resilient health systems can help us mitigate disease outbreaks and avert pandemics. This entails being able to detect and respond to emerging diseases threats, bounce back when adversity strikes, address a wide range of health challenges and offer innovative solutions.
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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.
The “My Village My Home” tool helps community members and health workers increase the number of children who are vaccinated. World Immunization Week calls attention to the need for efforts like these to protect children from preventable diseases.
From antiseptic interventions for newborn babies to creative, community-based approaches to countering human trafficking, USAID/Nepal is using several innovative programs to cut extreme poverty. Learning from and scaling these types of interventions globally will be the key to meeting the next set of sustainable development goals post-2015 and ending extreme poverty worldwide.
Despite the region’s robust economic growth, over 60 percent of those in extreme poverty still live in Asia. Partnering with countries to invest in Universal Health Coverage will boost the critical economic growth and social safety nets needed to eliminate extreme poverty.
How does giving girls a proper education impact their health and well-being? Education is essential to fight poverty and all its corollaries: hunger, disease, resource degradation, exploitation and despair. In low-income countries, mothers who have completed primary school are more likely to seek appropriate health care for their children. A child born to a literate mother is 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5.
Webinar to Highlight How Extension, Technology, and Behavior Change Combine to Improve Agriculture and Nutrition
This blog post is by John Nicholson, SPRING Knowledge Management Manager, JSI Research and Training Institute, and Kristina Beall, SPRING SBCC Project Officer, The Manoff Group. SPRING is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and helps to strengthen country efforts to scale up high-impact nutrition practices and policies. Leveraging the power […]
Agnes Masagwayi has a fierce determination to give her community the best possible care. But as a clinical health officer in Mbale District, Uganda, she knows how difficult it can be.
In this week’s Video of the Week, we highlight Nelson Mandela’s announcement on the AIDS Response Partnership, Durban in 2000 with USAID.