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30 Oct 2009 description

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Tanzania Tackling Malaria, Maternal Health

By Laura Ashbaugh

Although Tanzania boasts political stability and one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, it still faces alarming maternal mortality, rapid population growth, and widespread poverty.

USAID is assisting Tanzania in responding to these issues by helping to reduce malaria and HIV/AIDS, prevent maternal deaths, expand agribusiness, and protect the environment, said Tanzania Director Rob Cunnane on a recent trip to Washington.

A major part of the USAID budget in the African nation of 40 …

15 Aug 2009 description

Barbara van Koppen, Stef Smits, Patrick Moriarty, Frits Penning de Vries, Monique Mikhail and Eline Boelee

Executive Summary

Multiple-use water services offer an effective route to improve livelihoods

Rationale, aim and methodology

Multiple-use water services (MUS) has emerged as an approach to water services better suited to meeting people's multiple needs in peri-urban and rural areas of low- and middle-income countries.

25 Feb 2009 description

By Luis Jaime Acosta

QUIBDO, Colombia, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The global financial crisis could reduce United Nations' aid for victims of armed conflicts and natural disasters, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

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