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19 Jul 2018 description

Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security Project / Esther Ngumbi

This post was co-authored with Esther Ngumbi.

01 Jun 2018 description

The Trump Administration is taking swift action to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

07 Oct 2017 description

A la Primature, le Premier Ministre, M. Bruno Tshibala a reçu en audience vendredi 06 octobre 2017 la délégation conjointe comprenant le Représentant de l’OMS en RDC, le Représentant du Fonds mondial, le Représentant de l’ONUSIDA et d’autres partenaires: CDC, MSF, PEPFAR, Partenariat STOP TUB, UNICEF, USAID. Il s’est félicité de ce partenariat solide et de la mobilisation annoncée d’importantes ressources auprès du Fonds mondial et du PEPFAR pour la période triennale 2018-2020 en matière de lutte contre les deux maladies susmentionnées.

27 Apr 2017 description

This report shares the promising practices and lessons learned from the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT)
Initiative. It was informed by a call for inputs, issued to more than 100 implementing partners in nine countries.
The report is for local, national, regional, and global stakeholders interested in the design, implementation, funding, and sustainability of HIV care and treatment for children. It can be used in the countries involved in ACT and beyond.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

08 Jun 2016 description

UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa

Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009

02 Mar 2016 description

What is ACT?

Launched at the 2014 U.S. African Leaders Summit, the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) Initiative is a two-year effort to double the number of children receiving life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART) in nine high-priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The $200 million initiative represents a joint investment by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).

03 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.

Country Context

27 Jul 2015 description

NAIROBI -- In remarks made during the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, President Barack Obama announced that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution, plans to join Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility (WEOF). As part of the planned commitment, OPIC intends to finance up to $100 million in new projects under the facility.

09 Dec 2014 description

New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

05 Aug 2014 description

“[I]f the dignity of the individual is upheld across Africa, then I believe Americans will be more free as well, because I believe that none of us are fully free when others in the human family remain shackled by poverty or disease or oppression. … Governments that respect the rights of their citizens and abide by the rule of law do better, grow faster, draw more investment than those who don’t.” – President Obama, Cape Town, South Africa, June 30, 2013

19 Apr 2014 description

Kinshasa/Lubumbashi, le 19 avril 2014. Le Programme National de Lutte contre le VIH/Sida (PNLS), en collaboration avec ses partenaires, a organisé sa revue nationale du 14 au 19 avril 2014 à Lubumbashi, dans la province du Katanga.

30 Jun 2013 description

Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to remain the most food-insecure region over the next decade.


14 Dec 2012 description

The United States House of Representatives

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights

Testimony by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele

Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass and Members of the Subcommittee on Africa:

Thank you for the invitation and honor to testify before your committee. I come before you as a Congolese and concerned U.S. citizen. The views expressed in this statement are mine, and mine alone.

14 Dec 2012 description

Steve Hege Former Coordinator of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member Bass, and Members of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights: Thank you for this invitation to testify at this hearing on the current crisis in the eastern DR Congo. I have been working on the Eastern Congo for over eight years, including the past three as a member of the United Nations Group of Experts on the DRC.

14 Dec 2012 description

Testimony of John Prendergast

Co-Founder, Enough Project

House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights

December 11, 2012

Thank you, Chairman Smith and Ranking Member Bass for the opportunity to testify at a crucial moment for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.