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31 Jan 2018 description

Sector Overview

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs represent vital components of USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responses to slow - and rapid -onset di sasters and complex emergencies , which render populations more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases.

16 Oct 2017 description

We can combat global hunger and malnutrition, but it takes a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact

World hunger is on the rise. Today, nearly one in 10 people around the world suffer from hunger.

The solution to combatting hunger seems simple — get food to people in need when they need it. And while we have answered the call time and time again in response to crises and humanitarian need, supporting food security requires much more than filling people’s bellies.

13 Sep 2017 description

Natural disasters over the first semester of 2017

During the first semester of 2017, EM-DAT preliminary data shows that 149 disasters occurred in 73 countries. The impact of which resulted in 3,162 deaths, affected more than 80 million people and caused more than US$32.4 billion (A).

The major disasters were floods and landslides occurring in Asia, South America and Africa (B).

01 Aug 2017 description

June 2017 | Volume 5 | Issue 2

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reducing Sepsis Deaths in Newborns Through Home Visitation and Active Case Detection: Is it Realistic?

  • The Importance of Mental Well-Being for Health Professionals During Complex Emergencies: It Is Time We Take It Seriously

  • Improving Adherence to Essential Birth Practices Using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist With Peer Coaching: Experience From 60 Public Health Facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India

27 Jan 2016 description

How USAID is Preparing and Responding Globally

The current El Niño event is one of the strongest in recorded history. Droughts, floods, and other extreme weather exacerbated by El Niño are driving families from their homes, hurting people’s ability to earn an income, triggering food shortages, and threatening health and nutrition.

11 Jun 2013 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

About FrontLines Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

FEED THE FUTURE

23 Apr 2013 description

Natural disasters can quickly wipe out a community’s homes, crops, livestock, and businesses. In the aftermath, affected populations often need money—accessed through savings or loans—to rebuild their lives and livelihoods. In many disaster-prone countries, however, getting cash is not as easy as walking into a neighborhood bank. Around the world, low-income households and small business owners frequently cannot access regular banks. Rather, they rely on various types of microfinance providers, from local savings-and-credit groups to credit unions and cooperatives.

04 Apr 2013 description

Earlier this year, in the State of the Union address, President Obama called upon us to join the world in ending extreme poverty in the next two decades. It was an extraordinary moment, as the President set forth a vision for one of the greatest contributions to human progress in history.

17 Jul 2012 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

The ‘Value Girls’ from Lake Victoria’s Shores

Decades of U.S. Assistance Show Economic Achievement Pays Dividends

A Right to Land

Sara Gets the Message: Texts Plant Profits for Malawi Farmers

Palestinian ‘Liquid Gold’

Haiti’s Road Less Traveled

From Brick and Mortar to Stainless Steel: Investor Voices Help Build a Better Business

The Mile Between the Market and the Farm

Achieving Growth by Changing Mindsets

Your Voice: A Seed in the Desert and a Seat at the Table

10 May 2012 description

Foreword

In the last 20 years, the world has saved more than 50 million children’s lives and reduced maternal mortality by one-third. These accomplishments have been the result of good science, good management, bipartisan political support, the engagement of USAID and many other U.S. Government agencies, and the participation of faith-based organizations, civil society, and the private sector.

27 Mar 2012 description

Public Information: 202-712-4810
www.usaid.gov

In March, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and World Bank President Robert Zoellick signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) related to cooperation in the water sector between the United States Government (USG) and the World Bank.

22 Mar 2012 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates World Water Day. USAID's mission is a water secure future, free from water borne disease, where food is available and affordable and populations are less vulnerable to the risks of a changing planet.

16 Mar 2012 description

The Infant & Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project's Final Report "Our global efforts to prevent malnutrition during the first 1,000 days" has been released.

The report summarizes the IYCN Project's accomplishments and offers recommendations for building on IYCN's maternal, infant, and young child nutrition programming that spanned 16 countries over the past five years.

09 Mar 2012 description

Three False Choices, Three Crucial Opportunities

Council on Foreign Relations
New York, NY
March 7, 2012

[As Prepared]

INTRODUCTION—What it Means to Elevate Development

Video courtesy of the Council on Foreign Relations

31 Oct 2011 description

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs often represent vital components of the response by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to rapid-onset disasters and complex emergencies, as disaster-affected populations are more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases. As a result, WASH interventions include latrine construction, provision of safe drinking water, and hygiene promotion—commonly focused upon improved hand-washing, water collection and storage, and sanitation practices.

28 Jul 2010 description

National Security, Interagency Collaboration, and Lessons from SOUTHCOM and AFRICOM

Before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
U.S. House of Representatives