Trachoma, an eye infection that is the world’s leading cause of blindness, plagues millions of people in Mozambique due to poor sanitary conditions. But a collaboration between the government and international partners such as USAID is helping reduce the risk of infection.
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A city in need: A case study of climate change adaptation from Mozambique
In Pemba, Mozambique, extreme weather has a devastating impact on the homes and lives of citizens. There and across the globe, USAID has partnered with communities and local governments to strengthen their resilience against threats posed by weather and climate change.
Doing Business in Mozambique Just Got Easier
Mozambique has historically struggled with the process of issuing construction permits. The slow issuing process was identified by the private sector as a major obstacle impeding businesses. However, things are starting to change for the better. The latest World Bank Doing Business 2014 report shows a substantial improvement in the country’s construction permit indicator, jumping 46 places to 77th from 123rd in the most recent rankings.
From the Field in Mozambique: Gorongosa Rebirth Gives Communities Another Chance at Life
After a 16-years of serving as the stage of a civil war that devastated Mozambique, today Gorongosa National Park is thriving. Read more >>
Youth Empowerment is Key to President Obama’s Vision for Africa’s Future
In partnership with the International Youth Foundation, USAID is ensuring that African youth have real opportunities to achieve their dreams and build their futures. Read more >>
MCHIP’s Respectful Maternity Care Toolkit Promotes Positive Attitudes in the Care of Women and Newborns
USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) launches the Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) Toolkit. Read more >>
A Year of Progress under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition
One year ago, on the eve of the 2012 G8 Summit, President Obama announced the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, ushering in a new phase of global investment in food security and nutrition. A joint initiative launched under the United States’ G8 Presidency, the New Alliance builds on progress and commitments – both to […]
Feeding Africa’s Future
Across the continent, African nations are taking concrete steps to make agricultural development a priority, lifting families out of poverty and increasing their participation in the global economy. Read more >>
Religious Leaders “Noisy About Malaria” in Mozambique
Each year, World Malaria Day (April 25) commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat malaria. This year’s theme is “Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria.” Anglican Bishop Dinis Sengulane’s message isn’t exactly what one might expect from a typical religious leader. Then again, Bishop Sengulane, who has presided over Mozambique’s Lebombo Diocese since 1976, is not a typical leader, religious […]
Mozambique Turns Potential into Progress through Leadership and Partnership
Last week, I was honored to witness history when Mozambican leaders came together with donor countries, civil society and the private sector to chart a bold path forward to achieve sustainable food security and nutrition. Read more >>