After 13 years of ethnic warfare that resulted in 300,000 deaths, the 2006 ceasefire started a recovery process for Burundi. Today, USAID actively collaborates with the Government of Burundi (GOB), international donors, and implementing partners to upgrade health and social services, advance democracy, improve food security, and rebuild the country’s economy.
The region served by the USAID/East Africa (EA) Mission continues to face daunting health challenges including rapid population growth; high rates of maternal and child morbidity and mortality; and a high burden of infectious diseases. Furthermore, each country experiences health systems challenges that hinder the government’s capacity to meet the health needs of its most vulnerable populations. African leaders and Global Health experts alike recognize the fundamental necessity of regional approaches to health sector development. They also recognize that Health sector development, both regionally and nationally, is dependent on sustainable solutions to health systems strengthening.
The USAID/EA Regional Conflict Management and Governance (RCMG) program works to promote stability along the borders of Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia. RCMG supports cross-border peace networks, and is building the capabilities of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN).
Based in Nairobi, USAID/East Africa (USAID/EA) provides assistance across borders, supporting innovative regional programs.
USAID’s Stabilization Objective in Somalia: To increase Somalia’s stability through targeted interventions that foster good governance, support economic recovery, and reduce the appeal of extremism.
Last updated: May 21, 2015