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A high-level U.S. Government (USG) delegation travels to West Africa to assess the EVD response and liaise with stakeholders 

The U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official end to the EVD outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal on October 17 and 20, respectively, after both countries completed two 21-day cycles without an additional reported case.  CDC supported the governments of Nigeria and Senegal with epidemiological surveillance as part of the countries’ successful response efforts.

Care and safety of personnel responding to the Ebola epidemic is of paramount concern. From personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical treatment and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) we are exploring every avenue to ensure the care and safety of responders. All G-7 countries, including the United States, publicly acknowledged this in a joint statement issued 25 September.

(Promote) (2014-2019)

Women’s empowerment is inextricably linked to security, economic opportunity, effective governance, and social development. Investments in women are the single most effective poverty alleviation mechanism contributing to a society’s prosperity. Over the past decade, USAID has helped Afghan women and girls achieve dramatic progress. Promote is an example of the U.S. Government’s continued commitment to Afghan women to ensure these gains are solidified during the transition and through the transformational decade.

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah is traveling to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Senegal from October 13–17 to meet with national and local officials, aid organizations, and staff coordinating the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USAID is helping coordinate the USG’s whole-of-government response to the EVD outbreak that leverages broad expertise and personnel from several federal departments and agencies, including DoD, Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of State, and CDC. On October 14, in Monrovia, Liberia, Administrator Shah announced nearly $142 million in USAID humanitarian activities to support the EVD response. The USAID activities in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone include construction and support of EVD treatment units (ETUs), critical training for health care workers (HCWs), and social messaging and mobilization.

The Transformational Leadership Program (TLP) provides educational opportunities for Kosovo’s most promising students in order to develop a cadre of leaders to drive significant economic, political, and social development. This will be accomplished through university scholarships, partnerships, and student and faculty exchanges.

The goal of the Scholarships and Partnerships component of the Transformational Leadership Program is to develop the capacity of Kosovars to bring about transformational change in Kosovo through opportunities for advanced education, leadership development, and technical assistance. This will be accomplished through university scholarships, partnerships, and student and faculty exchanges.

USAID’s Partnership for Development program aims to enhance the enabling environment for Kosovo’s private sector to expand employment opportunities for the country’s citizens. The program works in partnership with the government and other partners to support Kosovo’s vision for economic growth by strengthening its institutions.

Core Interventions

The program builds on the achievements made by USAID’s previous Business Enabling Environment Program by supporting the following three activity components:

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

USAID/Kosovo has a buy-in to a Washington-held cooperative agreement with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) to support Kosovo’s Energy Regulatory Office (ERO).  This support takes place through partnership and peer-to-peer exchanges between ERO and U.S. Regulatory Commissions with the objective of facilitating the exchange of information, data, and best practices among regulators.

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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