USAID, the U.S. Embassy, and the Hariyo Ban Program are pleased to announce an info-graphic contest on climate change, finishing up with an exciting week-long exhibition on the same theme. Winners will receive exciting prizes, and their work will be exhibited as part of a week-long exhibition on the environment in June.
The year’s World Health Day, USAID in partnership with its ‘Ghar Ghar Ma Swasthya’ project is organizing an interactive three-day media workshop on Critical Health Reporting in Kathmandu. The discussion/training is scheduled from April 9 to 11, 9 am to 4 pm at The City Museum Kathmandu, and will be followed by field visits to rural Nepal for participants to observe and understand first-hand some of the key health issues in the country, including challenges, efforts of the various development actors, and impacts.
A Special USAID Nepal Publication featuring five health innovations that have helped reduce Nepal's neonatal, under-5, and maternal mortality.
Today, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah completed a two-day visit to Kathmandu, during which he announced approximately $100 million in support of the people of Nepal subject to the availability of funding. Dr. Shah met with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and other key political leaders and spoke at the closing session of the Nepal Economic Summit, where he stressed the private sector’s role in accelerating Nepal’s economic growth. Dr. Shah also visited sites that highlight USAID’s commitment to using innovation, science, technology, and partnerships—with the Nepali government, civil society, and the private sector—to deepen development impact.
This is—without a doubt—a unique and important moment for Nepal. Thanks to a history of progress and new advances in science and technology, Nepal stands within reach of ending extreme poverty and securing a foundation for long-term economic growth. But this future is not inevitable.
Today, almost 8 million Nepalis get by on less than $1.25 a day. For them, every decision is a trade-off with potentially catastrophic consequences. Do you buy medicines for a sick parent, provide an evening meal for your children, or put a few pennies away towards a new roof or next year’s school fees? These questions are an everyday reality, especially for Nepal’s subsistence farmers, for whom extreme poverty is not just a statistic—but a drain on their basic human dignity
Last updated: April 28, 2015