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Friday, April 24, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a three-year Worker Empowerment Program in Bangladesh to support labor rights, union organizing, and women's empowerment in the ready-made garment sector. The announcement coincides with the second anniversary of the April 24, 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Dhaka that killed over 1,100 workers and injured over 2,500.

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The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is working to eradicate malaria, a completely preventable and treatable disease. For World Malaria Day, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Adm. Ziemer talks about PMI’s successes and what still needs to be done.

Astou Ndiaye came from humble beginnings to the world of basketball, from living with 20 siblings in her native Senegal to making a name for herself in the WNBA. In the process, she became strong, confident and dedicated--she now hopes USAID sports programs can help youth achieve the same.

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Last updated: April 24, 2015

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