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U.S. Pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

USAID joins the U.S.’s commitment to saving lives devastated by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria through the Global Fund.

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From the Field

Update from USAID Missions abroad. Read more >>

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Maternal Health Matters to Everyone

Traditonal and religious leaders in Bauchi State meet with officials to explore how leaders can work with government to improve community health care. Photo Credit: USAID/ Nigeria

Overcoming the extraordinary health challenges for women and children in Nigeria requires commitment and partnership at all levels. Read more >>

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African First Ladies Fellowship to Strengthen Leadership on Health and Social Ills

A fellowship program in partnership with American University is working to strengthen the capacity of Africa’s first ladies to address health and social problems across Africa. Read more >>

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USAID @ UNGA: Malaria Efforts Are on Track to Meet to Reduce Malaria Deaths to Near Zero by 2015

By Rear Adm. (ret) Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Prominent leaders in global health and development joined several African heads of state yesterday to announce new commitments to accelerate progress toward ending deaths from malaria, a disease that claims the lives of more than 850,000 Africans each year. Participants included: Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda […]

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COUNTDOWN TO THE MDG SUMMIT: Global Investment in Malaria Prevention Could Save 3 Million Lives Over Next Five Years

By Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator This morning at the National Press Club, I joined the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) to launch the third report from the Progress & Impact Series “Saving Lives with Malaria Control: Counting Down to the Millennium Development Goals”.  The report states that the lives of almost […]

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USAID Strengthens Malaria Control Efforts in Africa

Thanks to a little teamwork, efforts toward sustainable malaria control in Africa just received a boost. Indoor residual spraying (IRS), a mainstay of malaria eradication efforts for decades, has typically involved oversight by health specialists trained in IRS application.

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NBA and WNBA Bring Nets to Senegal but Grab Mosquitoes, not Baskets

Submitted by: Susan Telingator On Friday, August 6, USAID/Senegal was pleased to be a part of the effort to distribute long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign and NBA Cares programs in Rufisque, a suburb of Dakar. Teams of NBA (National Basketball Association) and WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) […]

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In Mozambique, Religious Leaders Unite Together Against Malaria

Left unchecked, disease imperils the stability and prosperity of all; therefore, improving global health out­comes is a shared responsibility. This means reaching out to community elders, leaders, and religious groups to ensure the quality and reach of health services and messages. Religious leaders, along with their well-established networks of volunteers and community groups, have the […]

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Focusing on Quality Assurance for Malaria Diagnostics

Maria José Inés, chief nurse at the Benfica Baixa Health Center in the city of Huambo in Angola, has seen many patients with fever over the years and treated countless malaria patients. In many parts of Africa, a majority of fevers have been more likely due to other pathogens than with malaria parasites, underscoring the need for […]

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