Understanding food consumption patterns and nutrient intakes is essential for informing evidence-based food and nutrition policies. The international food and nutrition community, however, faces a lack of accurate and reliable data.
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The Power of Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (HCES) to Inform Evidence-Based Nutrition Interventions and Policies
250 Million Children In The World Cannot Read And USAID Is Doing Something About It
Two hundred and fifty million children in the world cannot read according to the recently released Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All; 130 million of them are in primary school. If these children do not learn to read they will have fewer opportunities and struggle with learning for the rest of their lives.
USAID Fosters Grassroots Innovation in Zambia
Attendees at the International Development Design Summit have one thing in common: a desire to improve lives through technology and innovation. Read more >>
USAID in the News
A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of July 8, 2013. Read more >>
Pledge Guarantee for Health: Working Better, Faster and Smarter
Pledge Guarantee for Health allows countries to accelerate delivery of, and access to, necessary health commodities. Read more >>
FrontLines Releases May/June 2013 Issue
Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to get updates about how the Agency is implementing the Feed the Future initiative. Read more >>
Task Shifting to End Preventable Maternal/Child Death in Kenya and Zambia
The American College of Nurse-Midwives’ (ACNM) Department of Global Outreach is embarking upon a collaborative project with the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) program at Columbia University and the Chainama College of Health Sciences in Lusaka, Zambia to review, identify, and understand the regulatory, educational, and health systems support that Ministries of Health must put into place to accomplish task sharing and task shifting in health facilities.
Saving Mothers: A New Initiative to Address Maternal Mortality
Saving Mothers, Giving Life is addressing the problem of a disproportionately high rate of maternal
mortality rate in Zambia and Uganda. Read more >>
Debra Messing, Actress and HIV Activist, Promotes HIV Combination Prevention in Zambia
This past May I traveled to Zambia and had the chance to see my taxpayer dollars hard at work – saving and improving lives. I wanted to see, and learn, how “combination prevention” helps stop the spread of HIV. Read more >>
Saving Mothers, Giving Life
Imagine that you are a young woman who is pregnant, lives in a remote location far from a hospital, and you have a husband and mother-in law who think giving birth at home with an untrained attendant will suffice. Read more >>