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The Real Heroes Behind USAID’s Nepal Earthquake Response

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One year ago, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing 9,000 people and destroying 605,000 houses. Within hours, USAID deployed a DART with urban search-and-rescue experts to help save lives. Our DART leader talks about the unsung heroes of the response.

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As the World Focuses on Zika, Malaria Continues its Deadly Toll

Nurse Agnes Nambuya gives Christine sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine drugs to prevent malaria in pregnancy. / Allan Gichigi, MCSP

What disease comes to mind when you hear the word mosquito? Probably, the Zika virus. However, don’t forget a more prevalent and deadly mosquito-borne disease — malaria.

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Building Opportunities for Out-of-School Youth in Jordan

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USAID launches a program in Jordan to expand non-formal education to 28 new school-based centers. The effort aims to enhance the prospects of vulnerable, out-of-school youth, both Jordanian and Syrian.

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USAID Continues to Deliver on Aid Transparency

An Afghan pupil reads a poem to her classmates at a girls school in Kabul on September 20, 2010. The Taliban banned female education and work during their brutal 1996-2001 rule. Since their overthrow in a US-led invasion, millions of girls have returned to the classroom and many women now work outside the home. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BAZ

USAID is committed to aid transparency and is making great strides in complying with the International Aid Transparency Initiative.

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Equipping Health Workers to Achieve an AIDS-free Generation

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As we celebrate World Health Worker Week, we recognize the tireless efforts of facility- and community-based health workers to achieve an AIDS-free generation, and we advocate that the international community continue to invest in them.

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Ending a Global Epidemic of Tuberculosis in Children

Atsede Tefera with her daughter, Nigist, who was diagnosed with tuberculosis at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. / MSH Ethiopia

A new analysis reveals how a persistent divide between policy and practice threatens to impede progress on childhood TB in Africa. Join us on World TB Day to learn more about how we’re working to overcome this and fight TB — a preventable and curable disease.

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Empowering Women Through a Simple Purse

Zubaida posing with the clean birthing kit. / Ayzh

USAID is committed to improving women and baby’s health during childbirth. Ayzh, supported by the Higher Education Solutions Network, develops low-cost, clean birth kits designed to meet the unique needs of women in low-resource settings.

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Adapting to Climate Change: How USAID is connecting cities to find solutions

Oliver Sellers-Garcia, director of Somerville’s Sustainability and Environment Office, points out aspects of Somerville to Oscar Montes, director of La Ceiba’s Environment Office. / Nancy Leahy Martin, USAID

A program to share lessons learned in building resilience to climate change brings together city officials from two very different parts of the world — Somerville, Massachusetts and La Ceiba, Honduras. The two share more in common than meets the eye.

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Q&A with an AAAS Researcher: Funding Great Ideas & Helping Talent Flourish

Cameron Bess is a senior research advisor for the U.S. Global Development Lab. / Alma Aliaj, USAID

In this series, we interview Cameron Bess, a senior research advisor working on a competitive grants program, who shares why he became a AAAS fellow and the role that scientists and engineers can play in accelerating international development outcomes.

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More Community Health Workers Needed for a Healthier World

Mbour 1 Health Post in the Community of Ndiébél, Thies, Senegal

Community health workers are vital in the effort to achieve global goals and help women and children survive, thrive and transform for the better the communities in which they live.

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