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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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Innovative HIV-Prevention Product for Women Could Be New Tool in the Fight for an AIDS-Free Gen

The Ring Study findings may give new hope to women who need diverse options to protect themselves from HIV and AIDS./ Matthew Willman/Oxfam, Courtesy of Photoshare

A new USAID-supported monthly vaginal ring is the first HIV prevention method designed specifically for women to be confirmed effective in two large clinical trials. This innovative product has the potential to contribute to the goal of an AIDS-free generation.

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When The Sweet Potato Goes Viral: A New Approach to Nutrition Programming in Northern Ghana

Women prepare a highly nutritious meal from the orange-fleshed sweet potato, a vitamin A-rich crop introduced in Northern Ghana. / USAID/Ghana

USAID’s new nutrition strategy is creating life-changing results. Read on to learn how integrating sectors like agriculture into nutrition programs has had a big impact on communities in Northern Ghana.

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Sharing the Land: Using Mapping Technology to Resolve Disputes

Sharing the Land Project Manager Archip Lobo (far right) with team member Ali (center) in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. / Christina Mukongoma

University students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are building a database on land ownership, hoping it will lead to a more peaceful future.

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Healthy Beginnings: New Evidence Cites Breastfeeding’s Health Benefits for Moms, Babies and Economies

This mother in Bakapome, Senegal, a rural village near Thies, knows that breastfeeding doesn’t just benefit infants: it also reduces the risks for breast and ovarian cancers in women. / Jane Silcock, USAID

New evidence reveals the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. At USAID, breastfeeding is an important component of our work to promote adequate nutrition among some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children.

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