Fact Sheets

USAID has supported Malawi’s education sector since independence in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST). Building on this strong partnership, USAID remains committed to working with the Ministry, development partners and civil society to address the educational challenges facing the country today.

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On January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit by the most powerful earthquake to strike the country in over 200 years.  As a result, approximately 230,000 people were killed, and an estimated 300,000 were injured.  Individuals suffered bone fractures, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, and peripheral nerve damage; and an estimated 4,000 amputations occurred.  The effects of the earthquake added to the pre-earthquake estimate of 800,000 persons with disabilities already living in Haiti.
 
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USAID’s Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) saves lives by providing critical medical supplies to those in need.  SCMS activities are focused on ensuring the provision of the highest quality antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and other HIV/AIDS commodities through needs assessments, forecasting, procurement, shipping, warehousing, and distribution at the national level.  Locally, SCMS improves infrastructure, provides technical assistance, and improves the ability of clinics to manage supplies to ensure proper storage and management.  
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A significant percentage of Haiti’s population cannot afford health care and does not receive information on basic health issues.  In response, USAID launched PROMARK to strengthen and expand social marketing of health-related products and services in Haiti and address gaps in behavior change communication and information campaigns.  The PROMARK project is designed based on Ministry of Health (MOH) recommendations, both at the central and departmental levels. 
 

Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands – Accelerated Growth encourages growth by improving market access and increasing the availability and affordability of inputs and services. It strengthens the links between pastoralists and the buyers of livestock and livestock products. It helps herders increase livestock productivity through improved breeds and expands the adoption of existing and new livestock services.

USAID has created a constellation of seven Development Labs that harness the intellectual power of great American and international academic institutions and that catalyze the development and application of new science, technology, and engineering approaches and tools to solve some of the world’s most challenging development problems.

Funzo Kenya supports the Government of Kenya’s efforts to make dramatic changes to its health worker education and training systems. “Funzo” means training in Kiswahili. The activity works across the public and private sectors to strengthen pre-service education of health workers, increase the number of health workers graduating from Kenya’s medical training institutions, improve access to training for existing health workers, and link professional licensing to ongoing professional development. The activity initiates public-private partnerships to increase available funding for health worker training and professional development.

The Kenya Arid Lands Disaster Risk Reduction program works to increase access to clean water and improve sanitation and hygiene in Kenya’s arid lands. The program is part of a larger effort to assist the Kenyan government and local communities to increase their resilience to droughts and flooding caused by a changing climate while simultaneously increasing access to improved water, sanitation and hygiene services.

The project will promote value chain growth and diversification, increase the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and other actors along the value chain working in the dairy, maize and other staples and horticulture sectors. The project will work with more than 30 Kenyan government and private sector organizations.

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Last updated: November 27, 2014