Video of the Week: Clean Cookstoves: Saving Trees and Lives in Tanzania. This video features the work of a USAID funded project “Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development” (BALANCED). Read more >>
Day three at UNGA included two marquee events spotlighting progress to date on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.
Rakesh Rajani spoke at the Frontiers in Development Forum. Below is his contribution to the Frontiers in Development essays. If there were a prize for global organizations most tainted with corruption, FIFA, the International Federation of Football (Soccer) Associations, would be a strong contender. For years, its board members are said to have demanded, received, and dished out bribes for purposes such […]
USAID is helping Maasai women in Tanzania gain literacy and numeracy skills so that they can obtain land rights, start businesses, and become involved in local government. By 2011, more than 2,000 women had completed the program. Their new communication skills allow them to conduct business activities more easily and empower them to assert their rights. For the first […]
My most vivid early childhood memory is waking up to excruciating pain in my throat, and seeing the goldfish swimming in the aquarium of the pediatric surgical ward. Although penicillin had been discovered 30 years earlier, doctors had not learned yet that treating “strep throats” with penicillin was better than operating. I didn’t need the […]
Margaret Melkiori, a Maasai girl from a rural village in Northern Tanzania, did not have a rosy future when she was born. When her father discovered her mother was HIV-positive, he abandoned them both. When Margaret was five, her mother died from AIDS. She was then reunited with her father, only to lose him five […]
Our weekly feature highlighting events at USAID Missions around the globe. In Tanzania, on World AIDS Day, Former President George W. Bush and his family visited sites in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The highlight of their site visits was observing an innovative HIV prevention intervention funded by USAID that takes place in Tanzanian beauty salons. Former President Bush […]
Jay Heaver is the Director of Knowledge Sharing and Communications for SCMS (Supply Chain Management System). On a recent trip to Tanzania, I made several site visits in and around Mwanza, a beautiful city along Lake Victoria, about 1200 km from the capital of Dar es Salaam. My tour guide was Eric Shoo, one of […]