The United States and India launched a reading initiative to improve the reading skills of millions of primary school-aged children in India. The READ (Read-Engage-Achieve-Dream) Alliance is a $3.2 million partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indian Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS).
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal announced two new United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnerships to increase clean energy access to India.
On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate India on its success in completing three years without a new case of polio being reported anywhere in the country.
The United States has given grants to "The Grand Challenges in Tuberculosis Control." This program supports Indian innovators to improve TB treatment adherence through out-of-the-box innovations. It enables scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs to develop new solutions through seed funding and rigorous mentoring.
To mark World AIDS Day, U.S. Ambassador Nancy J. Powell visited the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Thane District, Maharashtra to see firsthand the work that is being done to combat HIV/AIDS. The Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital offers HIV testing and counseling services, as well as free anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs, to persons living with HIV who are clinically eligible for treatment.
Last updated: September 16, 2014