- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Benin: Cholera Outbreak - Sep 2016
- Benin/Nigeria/Togo: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Benin: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Benin: Floods - Sep 2013
- Benin: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Benin: Cholera Epidemic - Oct 2012
- Benin: Floods - Oct 2012
- West/Central Africa: Meningitis Outbreak - Jan 2012
Enhance food security, economic growth, resilience, and poverty reduction in West Africa through an integrated common market
Life of Program:
5/2015 – 5/2020
Total USAID Funding:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Contact: FAS Food Assistance Division (202) 720-4221
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today announced that six agricultural development projects supported through the Food for Progress Program in fiscal year 2015 will potentially benefit more than 1.1 million people in Benin, Ghana and the Dominican Republic.
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.
Since coming into office in the midst of a global financial and food crisis, President Obama has made food security a foreign policy priority. Building on commitments first made by African leaders at the African Union (AU) Summit in Maputo in 2003, the President led the G-8 in 2009 in launching a global food security initiative in L’Aquila, Italy and then shortly after launched Feed the Future which invests assistance in countries’ national food security plans, promotes agricultural research and innovation, and helps build the capacity of our partners.
Announcing MCC’s KIN Journal
Posted on May 22, 2013 by Jolyne Sanjak, Deputy Vice President, Department of Compact Operations
I am pleased to unveil MCC’s Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIN) Journal, a technical publication featuring lessons, innovations, ideas, and thinking behind MCC’s poverty reduction investments around the world.
In parts of West Africa, the Peace Corps is expanding opportunities for its Volunteers to receive training in combating hunger and undernutrition.
Peace Corps Volunteers are closely integrated with the communities they serve, often supporting local community health workers or even providing counseling themselves to caregivers responsible for the health and nutrition of family members.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—March 27, 2013—The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and the Government of Benin renewed a five year strategic partnership this week which will directly benefit 28,000 marginalized people in Benin.
West Africa as a region, with a few exceptions, is not on track to achieve Millennium Development Goal 1(MDG) on halving the percentage of those living on under $1 per day, and halving the numbers suffering from malnutrition by 2015. For example, the under-one-dollar-per-day poverty rate in Niger was 66% in 2005, down substantially from 78% in 1994, but still high by any standard. For Burkina Faso, the most recent figure was 56.5%, vs. 70% in 1998.
Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective and is a core component of a comprehensive U.S. Government (USG) Global Health Initiative (GHI), announced in May 2009 by President Barack Obama to reduce the burden of disease and strengthen communities around the world. The 2008 Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act (Lantos/Hyde Act) authorizes up to $5 billion in USG funding for malaria prevention and control for the period FY2009-2013.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
The White House Summit on Malaria
On December 14, 2006, The President And Mrs. Bush Will Host The First-Ever White House Summit On Malaria In Washington, D.C. The White House Summit on Malaria will bring together international experts; corporations and foundations; African civic leaders; and voluntary, faith-based and non-profit organizations. The Summit's goals are to raise awareness of malaria and to mobilize a grassroots effort to save millions of lives in Africa. One American with just $10 can help save a life in Africa. A school, a church, or a team can help save a village.
By Dave Melancon
By Dave Melancon