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05 Feb 2016 description

Secretary Kerry announced today that the United States is providing nearly $601 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This new funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $5.1 billion since the start of the crisis. Secretary Kerry also announced more than $290 million in U.S. development assistance for education to Jordan and Lebanon.

05 Feb 2016 description

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 04, 2016

01 Feb 2016 description

Geneva, 1 February 2016: UNITAID and IVCC (Innovative Vector Control Consortium) today announced an initiative to expand the use of new anti-malarial insecticides to maintain the important role of mosquito control in combating malaria.

31 Jan 2016 description

Gondar, Ethiopia, January 28, 2016– The U.S. Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handed over a newly built comprehensive outpatient facility that improves the quality of comprehensive outpatient services and education at Gondar University. The United States has provided USD 9.1 million through the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for the construction of the new facility.

04 Jan 2016 description

Refugee children and adolescents exhibit resilience despite a history of trauma. However, trauma can affect a refugee child’s emotional and behavioral development.

25 Nov 2015 description

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, November 25, 2015 — Human error, procedural missteps and technical failures contributed to the attack on a Doctors Without Borders trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, Army Gen. John F. Campbell said in Kabul today.

Speaking via teleconference, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces - Afghanistan briefed the press on the results of the U.S. investigation into the incident that left 30 people dead and 37 wounded.

19 Nov 2015 description

Tuberculosis (TB) is a communicable disease that spreads through the air. When left untreated, persons with TB can infect 10 to15 other people each year. Even though this disease is treatable and curable, the scope of TB as a disease in India is both wide and complex.

India carries the highest burden of TB in the world – an estimated 2.2 million new cases. A staggering 220,000 deaths are reported annually. More than 110,000 people are co-infected with HIV/AIDS and TB.

04 Nov 2015 description

By Airman 1st Class Alexa Ann Henderson | November 03, 2015

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- About 800 miles southwest of Guam lies a collection of small islands that make up the nation of Palau. With little contact to the outside world, approximately 18,000 residents live a life nearly untouched by time. Most Palauans live without running water and air conditioning, a considerable feat with a hot and humid climate.

16 Oct 2015 description

Matthew L. Bohn, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Department of Administration & Finance

On a recent visit to Zambia, I had the opportunity to visit some of the neighborhoods in Lusaka that will benefit from MCC’s $355 million compact, and I was reminded once again of the tremendous impact MCC can have on people’s lives.

28 Sep 2015 description

President Obama's Commitment to Global Development

Building on Over a Half Century of U.S. Leadership

28 Sep 2015 description

DREAMS is an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.

The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.

Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

21 Sep 2015 description

Novel technology holds potential for public health responses

A novel Ebola virus disease treatment based on three monoclonal antibodies will advance in development through an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Tarrytown, New York.

01 Sep 2015 description

Living in dry, desert-like conditions isn’t easy for people in the Mvumi village in the Dodoma Region of Tanzania. Extended periods of drought and limited water sources routinely lead to dry fields, parched plants and poor crop yields, creating hard times for farming families. Fortunately, the beneficiaries of the Feed the Future-supported Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program are able to meet these challenges head on. “Mwanzo Bora” in Swahili means good start.

19 Aug 2015 description

En collaboration avec le Ministère haïtien de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP), l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis à Port-au-Prince, annonce la visite en Haiti du bateau hôpital des Etats-Unis «USNS Comfort». Le USNS Comfort arrivera à Port-au-Prince le 10 septembre et y restera jusqu’au 19 septembre. La visite rentre dans le cadre de l’exercice «Continuing Promise 2015» de la Marine des Etats-Unis, une mission d’assistance humanitaire de cinq mois menée à travers les Caraibes, l'Amérique Centrale et l'Amérique du Sud.

06 Aug 2015 description

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S. Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity toward the long-term goal of elimination.

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