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August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014 | New Delhi: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) India Mission Director John A. Beed and senior officials from the Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare convened today at New Delhi to celebrate the successes  of the five-year USAID-supported Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) as it draws to a close.  The event celebrated the program’s successes, reflected on lessons learned, and discussed the way forward in partnership with the Government of India.

Congratulating the MCHIP team for supporting the Government of India in its efforts at ending preventable child and maternal deaths in the country, Mr. Beed noted that, “As a regional and global power, India’s success has tremendous potential to influence global health and to catalyze rapid improvements through innovation and partnerships with other countries.  India’s leadership and commitment to ending preventable child and maternal deaths has the potential to influence greatly health outcomes globally."

August 6, 2014

Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens hosted a reception today for the second cohort of 57 Indian teacher educators who will be traveling to the U.S. in September 2014 for a three-month residency at Arizona State University (ASU) under the India Support for Teacher Education Program (In-STEP).  

July 31, 2014

Recognizing the strategic importance of energy access and security, and building on our partnership under the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue, the United States and India continue to expand energy cooperation and exchange best practices. Acknowledging the significant risks climate change and environmental health pose to both countries, the United States and India are also furthering cooperation on addressing, mitigating, and adapting to the effects climate change.

July 31, 2014

Science and technology cooperation between the United States and India strengthens our bilateral relationship, promotes economic growth, and allows us to develop new and innovative technologies and products to address shared challenges. The United States and India believe that science, technology, and innovation are key tools that will help us address global challenges such as climate change, health, education, food, water, and energy security.

Administrator Rajiv Shah at the Acting on the Call conference
June 25, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the Agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015—refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives

June 16, 2014

U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, ad interim, Michael Pelletier, and Consul General in Kolkata, Ms. Helen LaFave, commended the important work our two countries are doing to help farmers in Bihar improve agriculture productivity and cope with climate stresses. On their visit today to one of the projects supported by the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in Bihar, they underscored that the U.S.-India partnership is based on the joint commitment to improve agriculture productivity and climate resilience, and increase farm profits. 

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