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
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.
The United States and India launched the program “Partnerships Beyond Borders” to promote HIV/AIDS best practices and innovations between Indian and African companies.
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is supporting recovery activities for vulnerable Cyclone Phailin-affected communities by providing $3.4 million to non-governmental organizations.
Today, the World Health Organization certifies the South-East Asia Region polio-free, marking another major milestone in the global fight against polio, and a significant step to protect all children against this debilitating, but preventable disease. Southeast Asia is the fourth WHO region to be certified polio-free, joining the Americas (1994), and the Western Pacific (2000) and European (2002) regions.
Last updated: September 16, 2014