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The U.S. Government (USG) declared a disaster on November 17 and is assessing urgent needs in Mali following five EVD related deaths in the capital city of Bamako. As progress continues in curtailing the EVD outbreak in Liberia, the Government of Liberia (GoL) announced the end of the national state of emergency on November 13. The GoL underscored continued vigilance in EVD-affected areas. USAID/OFDA partner the International Organization for Migration (IOM) opened an EVD Treatment Unit (ETU) in Liberia’s Bomi County on November 18.

Проект ЛИДЕР направлен на развитие организационного и лидерского потенциала Цетральноазиатской Ассоциации людей, живущих с ВИЧ, ее Секретариата и отделений в Казахстане, Кыргызской Республике и Таджикистане для того, чтобы более эффективно работать по устранению стигмы и дискриминации, продвигать равный доступ к комплексной системе предупреждения и лечения ВИЧ, а также реагировать на нарушения прав человека в отношении людей, живущих с ВИЧ (ЛЖВ). Исполнитель: Среднеазиатская Ассоциация людей, живущих с ВИЧ

The LEADER for People Living with HIV project will strengthen the organizational and leadership capacity of the Central Asia Republics Association of People Living with HIV, its Secretariat and its member organizations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan to more effectively address stigma and discrimination, advocate for equitable access to comprehensive prevention, treatment, and care, and address human rights issues affecting People Living with HIV (PLHIV).

UNAIDS окажет Кыргызской Республике, Таджикистану и Казахстану поддержку в разработке бюджета для национальных программ по борьбе с ВИЧ, которые сконцентрированы на наиболее действенных методах, решают существующие недостатки и делают возможным более тщательный анализ соотношения стоимости программ и их эффективности. В мировом контексте размер финансирования ВИЧ программ со стороны международных организаций уменьшается, поэтому особенно важно максимально эффективно использовать доступные национальные и международные ресурсы на борьбу с ВИЧ. Данный проект использует стратегическую и обоснованную информацию для того, чтобы более эффективно распределить ресурсы на борьбу с ВИЧ.

UNAIDS will roll out investment frameworks in Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Kazakhstan to help those countries to design and budget for national HIV programs that focus on the most impactful interventions, address inefficiencies in programs, and allow for better analysis of total cost and impact. In a global climate where donor funding is decreasing for HIV-related activi-ties, maximizing national HIV spending as well as donor resources is essential. This activity applies evidence-based strategic information to promote more efficient allocation of HIV resources.

This year’s Ebola epidemic in West Africa is a jarring reminder of the need for a greater capability in all countries to rapidly detect and respond to new or re-emerging public health threats which “spill over” in humans from animal populations such as bats, rodents, and non-human primates. The speed with which diseases – such as HIV/AIDS, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus, H5N1 avian influenza, and the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus – can emerge and spread across the increasingly interconnected globe presents enormous challenges for public health, economies, political stability, and development. 

The United States Agency for International Development Laos–U.S. International and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Integration (USAID LUNA II) is a four-year, $9 million activity that is helping Laos to further integrate into the global economy by developing and implementing sound, modern, transparent and inclusive economic policies and regulations. Currently, natural resource extraction has fueled 7.5 percent average GDP growth over the past 10 years. However, per capita income remains low at about $1,460 and poverty levels are among the highest in Southeast Asia.

In 2015, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) is set to launch, transforming ASEAN into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor and capital. The AEC Blueprint highlights the need for increased mobility of persons as ASEAN becomes more interconnected with a greater exchange of skilled labor. ASEAN member states have agreed to create a standardized system to measure professional education and experiences obtained in eight priority sectors – architectural services, surveying, medicine, nursing, dental services, engineering, accounting and tourism. Developing and implementing national qualification frameworks would allow workers in these sectors to transfer jobs within the ASEAN countries.

USAID Kenya, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), supports Kenya’s efforts to pursue long-term, transformative development and accelerate sustainable, climate-resilient economic growth while slowing the growth of greenhouse gas emissions.

Kenya has the largest and most diversified economy in East Africa. Nevertheless, 40 percent of Kenyans live below the poverty line and more than 1.5 million will require immediate food assistance through February.

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Last updated: December 17, 2014

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