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04 Sep 2018 description

August 27, 2018

Posted by Alex Russell

High-quality agricultural index insurance has shown promise in promoting resilience among small-scale farmers who face a constant risk of drought and other weather-related shocks. However, despite decades of investments this tool has yet to achieve its broadest impact in part because of low-quality contracts that don’t reliably pay farmers for losses and that sometimes pay when there are none.

26 Jul 2018 description

Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security Project / Caitlin Nordehn

This post was produced as a collaborative effort of the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project and Cultural Practice, LLC.

19 Jul 2018 description

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

This post was co-authored with Esther Ngumbi.

02 Jul 2018 description

Thanks to American leadership, we are at an unprecedented moment in the global HIV/AIDS response. For the first time in modern history, we have the opportunity to control a pandemic without a vaccine or a cure. We have the tools to do this, but the key will be delivering comprehensive implementation on a larger scale to reach people already living with HIV and prevent new infections.

10 May 2018 description

Olivier Allongue

Every year millions of farmers and their families across the globe face severe risks that threaten not only their livelihoods, but their survival. Climate change and its resulting weather extremes and abnormalities are increasingly stacking the odds against those who have the most to lose.

16 Mar 2018 description
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MARCH 14, 2018

LEGISLATION SEEKS FOOD AID MODERNIZATION IN FARM BILL TO FREE UP $275 MILLION THAT WILL FEED NEARLY 9 MILLION MORE PEOPLE

26 Jan 2018 description

The World Health Organization (WHO) 2017 World Malaria Report (WMR) offers an in-depth analysis of 2016 trends in malaria, highlights a reversal in gains in some countries, and reaffirms the 2015 call for significantly increased investment.

Although substantial progress in scaling up malaria control interventions continues, progress on reducing malaria cases and deaths has slowed, and in some countries, reversed. An estimated 216 million cases and 445,000 deaths from malaria occurred in 2016, largely unchanged from 2015.

26 Jan 2018 description

The PMI-funded MalariaCare project has launched a new resource, the MalariaCare Toolkit. The kit offers a multitude of tools for maintaining and improving high-quality malaria case management services – all of which were used and refined in MalariaCare countries. After field validation, they selected resources that would be most useful to other partners and compiled them as a Toolkit that can be used as a guide and adapted to meet specific country needs. All are available free of charge.

15 Nov 2017 description

Global Water Strategy To Create a More Water-Secure World

Today the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development are releasing the U.S. government’s Global Water Strategy.

30 Sep 2017 description

“Maintaining strong borders is a vital component of any security policy, and a responsible approach to refugees is one that seeks the eventual return of refugees to their home countries so that they can help to rebuild their own nations.” - President Donald J. Trump

AMERICA FIRST REFUGEE PROGRAM: President Donald J. Trump has established the annual cap for refugees coming into the United States at a level that upholds the safety of the American people.

04 Jul 2017 description

We, the Interior Ministers, Immigration Ministers, and Attorneys General of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States met in Ottawa on June 26, 2017, to discuss both national security challenges facing our nations and proactive areas for collaboration.

01 Jun 2017 description

In many parts of the world, drinking water is so scarce that women must spend hours each day walking to collect it, transport it back to their communities, and boil it so that it’s safe to drink.

“A five gallon bucket of water can weigh 40 pounds and carrying it is a struggle,” says Malcolm Morris, Chairman Emeritus of Living Water International. “I’ve seen everything from women suffering miscarriages to their spines compressed because of the heavy load.”

24 May 2017 description

Since its inception in 2003, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has received strong bipartisan support in Congress and through administrations, including two reauthorizations with significant majorities. The United States is unquestionably the world’s leader in responding to the global HIV/AIDS crisis. Originally conceived as a compassionate effort to save the lives of those in countries hardest hit by HIV/AIDS with urgently needed treatment and care, PEPFAR is now also undertaking the challenge of actually controlling the pandemic.

08 May 2017 description

Women are pivotal in ending conflicts and promoting sustainable peace and security.  Because women and men experience conflict differently and understand peace differently, both need to be involved in peace and security efforts.  Recognizing the significant impact of conflict on women and the important role that they play in peace operations, the United States is committed to promoting women, peace, and security objectives through our Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI).

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.

10 Apr 2017 description

USAID spent about $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2016 on international food aid projects under the Food for Peace Act. These funds have traditionally been used to buy food in the United States and transport it abroad. In addition, USAID also spends some of this money on implementation and support costs, such as storing food in warehouses and—in recent years—providing cash and food vouchers to individuals.

03 Mar 2017 description

A case study published in The New England Journal of Medicine titled “Emergence of Indigenous Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium Falciparum in Africa,” details an individual case of delayed clearance of malaria parasites (an early sign of drug resistance) after a patient was treated with an artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) – the most effective antimalarial medicines available today.