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05 Jul 2018 description
  • Can Universal Health Coverage prioritize health impact?
  • Are long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria control sufficient and sustainable?
  • How can we keep up the momentum to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2030?
  • How can observation uncover issues critical to ensuring health interventions succeed?
  • What elements are essential to improving voluntary contraception use among married youth?
  • How can high-risk advanced maternal age and high parity pregnancies be averted?
29 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State prompts nearly 706,400 people to flee to Bangladesh

  • Access constraints continue to impede humanitarian assistance in Burma’s Kachin,
    Rakhine, and Shan states

  • USG partners respond to monsoon-related damage in Bangladesh and Burma, amid continued preparedness activities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG provides more than $94 million in additional support to crisis-affected populations in Burma, Bangladesh

  • USAID Administrator conducts official visit to Burma, Bangladesh to observe ongoing relief efforts

  • Relief actors conduct preparedness activities ahead of cyclone, monsoon seasons in Burma, Bangladesh

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 May 2018 description

Readout

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 21, 2018
Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey:

16 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Attacks by armed actors on Burmese security posts in August 2017 and subsequent military operations in Rakhine state, home to the majority of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, has caused a major humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh. The violence in Burma has forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to southeastern Bangladesh, joining more than 212,000 Rohingya living in the country prior to August 2017, according to the UN.

16 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Burma has a population of approximately 53 million people, comprising at least 135 ethnic groups. Armed conflict, inter-communal violence, high food prices and recurrent natural disasters continue to undermine food security in Burma. According to the UN, approximately 779,000 conflict-affected people living in Kachin, Kayin, Rakhine and Shan states are vulnerable to severe food insecurity.

15 May 2018 description

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Today, the United States announced more than $44 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and people affected by violence and conflict in Burma. This funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for displaced people in and from Burma to more than $299 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.

04 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Burma has a population of approximately 53 million people, comprising at least 135 ethnic groups. Armed conflict, inter-communal violence, high food prices and recurrent natural disasters continue to undermine food security in Burma. According to the UN, approximately 779,000 conflict-affected people living in Kachin, Kayin, Rakhine and Shan states are vulnerable to severe food insecurity.

04 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Attacks by armed actors on Burmese security posts in August 2017 and subsequent military operations in Rakhine state, home to the majority of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, has caused a major humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh. The violence in Burma has forced approximately 693,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to southeastern Bangladesh, joining more than 213,000 Rohingya living in the country prior to August 2017, according to the UN.

25 Apr 2018 description

Les 27 pays cibles en Afrique subsaharienne et la sous-région du Grand Mékong on bénéficié de plus de $5,4+ milliards de ressources pour la prévention, le traitement et la lutte contre le paludisme.

25 Apr 2018 description
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Annual Report
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President’s Malaria Initiative by the Numbers

Introduction

Despite remarkable progress in recent years, malaria remains a leading cause of sickness and death across much of sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria disproportionately impacts the rural poor, typically people who must walk for miles to seek treatment. It is also a leading cause of absenteeism among employees, increased health care spending, decreased productivity, and approximately 50 percent of all preventable school absences in Africa. Malaria helps to trap families in a vicious cycle of disease and poverty.

19 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohingya in Rakhine continue to experience difficulty accessing services and livelihood activities

  • Relief actors are working to relocate refugees residing in at-risk areas of Cox’s Bazar

  • State/PRM provides an additional $24.7 million to respond to the complex emergency in Burma

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Mar 2018 description
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Dhaka, March 28, 2018 – In response to a request from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided 622,800 doses of injectable contraceptives to the Government of Bangladesh on March 25, bringing the total contribution from the United States to nearly one million doses valued at $901,232. This latest contribution of injectable contraceptives follows an earlier donation of 292,000 doses delivered in February 2018 and three million sachets of oral rehydration solution delivered in December 2017.