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Empowering Voters One Mobile Phone at a Time

Access to the internet is increasing rapidly across Cambodia and outpacing the research on total users, especially for young people using free wi-fi available at many locations across the nation’s capital. / Chandy Mao, USAID

Around the world, USAID is leveraging increasingly affordable technologies to improve access to information for citizens even in the most repressive countries, helping create space for civil society to develop.

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Fighting Ebola with Information

Youth-turned-social mobilizers in Liberia learn how to use social media tools on their cell phones to stay connected while spreading awareness about Ebola prevention in communities. / Eric King, USAID

USAID and partners have unlocked the power of mobile phones to fuel the fight to eliminate Ebola in West Africa.

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Are you using USAID’s data? We want to hear about it!

The Feed the Future Project is linking markets in Mozambique with mobile phones

USAID is committed to development innovation and wants to improve user experience with our data. Do you use USAID data? Tell us about it!

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Texts Connect Midwives to Mothers in Timor-Leste

Amalia Martins Calapes is a new mother in Same, the capital of Manufahi District. Project SMS messages have encouraged her to visit her midwife regularly. Credit: Marisa Harrison, HAI

In Timor-Leste, progress against maternal deaths has been slow. USAID’s “Mobile Moms” project is using mobile phones to connect expectant mothers with with trained midwives.

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New Mobile Clinics Take to the Road in Lesotho

Representatives from the Lesotho Ministry of Health, USAID, and EGPAF – including EGPAF COO Brad Kiley (in orange tie) – at a launch for two mobile clinics in Lesotho. Photo credit: EGPAF

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation teamed up with the Lesotho Ministry of Health to launch two mobile health care clinics. Read more >>

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Youth, Urbanization and Health

The HealthyActions program in Liberia, under the Advancing Youth Project and in partnership with EDC delivers an HIV and family planning curriculum in alternative high schools for youth that have left the formal education system. Photo credit: USAID

In celebration of International Youth Day, Global Health Youth Advisor discusses U.S. Government and USAID’s health programs impacting urban youth. Read more >>

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USAID wins ‘Best Government Policy for Mobile Development’ Award

Empowering Moms through mHealth

USAID is the first bilateral development agency to launch a dedicated Mobile Solutions team to help us do business better and expand opportunities for individuals, families and communities around the world. Read more >>

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Boosting Women’s Entrepreneurship Via Mobile Money

A woman sells prepaid mobile phone airtime credits. Photo Credit: Devex.

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women have joined forces for an innovative project to maximize mobile financial service opportunities for women entrepreneurs Read more >>

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Video of the Week: mWomen Design Challenge

The GSMA mWomen Programme asks ‘What if we designed smartphones with the needs of resource-poor women in mind?’ and encourages innovators around the world to design an Android Launcher to do just that.

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Visa Joins Global Partnership


Today, Visa joins with six partners from government, the private sector and the international development community to launch the Better Than Cash Alliance. Read more >>

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