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March 24, 2009
Press Statement from USAID Acting Administrator Alonzo Fulgham

WASHINGTON, DC - Almost a century ago, America was locked in a battle against TB, which was one of the leading causes of death, killing thousands annually. Today, although a cure for drug-sensitive TB has existed for more than 50 years, TB remains second only to HIV among infectious killers worldwide. The majority of TB cases and deaths occur in developing countries among the poorest and most vulnerable groups, especially women and children. World Tuberculosis Day is highlighted every year on March 24 to call attention to the disease and to mobilize action to combat it.

March 20, 2009

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Water Association (IWA) signed an agreement today at the Fifth World Water Forum to work together to increase access to clean drinking water and sanitation throughout the Middle East and Africa by strengthening water utilities and their regional associations. This partnership focuses specifically on access to clean drinking water and sanitation for the urban poor, water safety and quality management, leadership gaps and climate change.

March 18, 2009
USAID, HealthRight International, and Johnson & Johnson Formalize a Partnership to Prevent the Spread of HIV Among Street Children and At-Risk Youth in St. Petersburg, Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A public-private partnership to prevent the spread of HIV and increase access to HIV treatment and care among street children and other vulnerable youth in St. Petersburg, Russia was announced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), HealthRight International and Johnson & Johnson at the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation today.

March 17, 2009

BEIRUT, LEBANON -- The United States Agency for International Development has completed the cleanup of forty-three locations along a sixty kilometer stretch of the northern seashore from Tabarja to Enfeh. The devastation and subsequent clean-up followed the July 2006 conflict with Israel. Clean-up sites were selected in close coordination with the Lebanese Ministry of Environment. This program was part of a $230 million package provided to Lebanon from the U.S. to support humanitarian, reconstruction and security assistance following the conflict.

March 12, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching a unique partnership to reduce illnesses and deaths caused by cervical and breast cancers in the country of Georgia. The program, called "Survive" includes numerous USAID partners, including the U.S. Embassy in Georgia, the JSI Research and Training Institute, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Georgian Pharmaceutical Company, International Women's Association, the Georgian insurance company IRAO, HSBC Bank, and BP Georgia.

March 11, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tuesday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted Congresswoman Betty McCollum from Minnesota and a distinguished panel of speakers in recognition of International Women's Day. The event, entitled "Women: A Driving Force for Economic Recovery" was an opportunity to recognize the important role that women around the world play as drivers of economic growth and recovery.

March 10, 2009

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 10, 2009 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Southern Africa launched a new program to reduce HIV vulnerability of farm workers in South Africa's Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces.

March 9, 2009

BAGHDAD, IRAQ -The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Christopher D. Crowley and Future Agriculture Development Organization (FADO) Chairman Hyder Mohan participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to begin a program that will help invigorate Iraq's horticultural industry.

The planting and distribution of 50,000 high-yield grape vine and fruit tree-stock grown in California nurseries is part of USAID's Inma Agribusiness Program to assist farmers in their efforts to revitalize Iraq's once vibrant orchards and vineyards.

March 9, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host U.S. Representative Betty McCollum from Minnesota and a distinguished panel of speakers to honor International Women's Day. The event will take place at the USAID headquarters in the Ronald Reagan Building on March 10.

March 9, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - MARCH 9, 2009 - Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Lisa Chiles administered the oath of office to William Hammink as the agency's new director in Sudan. Sudan is facing a critical time in its development, and the U.S. government is continuing its commitment to supporting the peace process and saving lives. The U.S. government is the largest donor to Sudan, and Hammink will manage USAID's program, which amounts to nearly a billion dollars a year.

March 6, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) announced February 20 the launched of a new initiative that will use OPIC's Enterprise Development Network (EDN) to provide technical assistance to small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in sub-Saharan Africa.

March 5, 2009

AMMAN, JORDAN - At a ceremony yesterday hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development's Acting Administrator Alonzo Fulgham and Her Excellency Ms. Maha Khatib, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, USAID launched its new tourism initiative designed to support the tourism industry in Jordan and improve its competitiveness. Under the new initiative, USAID will provide support for three new projects over the next five years.

March 4, 2009

BAGHDAD, IRAQ -Iraqi Minister of Water Resources Dr. Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Thomas R. Delaney today inaugurated an irrigation symposium focused on improving farm productivity through effective water management and crop selection.

March 3, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the past year, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Child Blindness Program assisted over one million people through eye health education, comprehensive vision screening, refractive error correction, sight-restoring surgery, and education for blind children.

February 27, 2009

BAGHDAD, IRAQ - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over management for pension reform assistance to the World Bank today. USAID's economic advisors, in conjunction with its Iraqi counterparts, drafted a progressive pension law and introduced structural changes to deliver sustainable and adequate retirement incomes for past and present Iraqi government employees.

February 27, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $100,000 in response to the heavy rainfall on February 15 and 16 in Columbia. Due to the rains, the Mira River in southwestern Colombia overflowed, causing extensive flooding in Tumaco municipality, Nariño Department in Colombia which left at least one dead and affected an estimated 31,250 people.

February 26, 2009

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - William R. Brownfield, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia; Ana Noguera, Vice-Minister of Labor Affairs; Marcelo Castro Fox, Director of the International Labor Organization and Teresa Casertano, Solidarity Center's Regional Program Director for Latin America, launched Trade Union Strengthening in Colombia, a new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded labor rights and union strengthening program.

February 25, 2009

CHIMOIO, MOZAMBIQUE - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Coca-Cola have formed a global alliance - the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) - to provide clean, potable water to Mozambique's sixth largest urban region, Chimoio. This alliance brings together funding commitments from all partners totaling about $1.79 million, of which $500,000 comes from USAID.

February 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's first foreign trip involved several Asian countries and also included a site visit to a USAID project in Indonesia. During the day she spent in Jakarta, she met with the President, Prime Minister and Secretary General for ASEAN. As part of her ongoing dialogue with Indonesian counterparts, she repeatedly emphasized the need for cooperation and the importance of development.

February 20, 2009

BAGHDAD, IRAQ - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Karkh District Council, neighborhood councils, and the U.S. military, opened the Al Shawakeh Fish Market today to stimulate employment and business opportunities in the community.

In his remarks at the opening, USAID Deputy Mission Director Thomas R. Delaney said, "The revival of this market shows how committed the Iraqis are in seeing their economy-and people-recover and grow." He also said he hoped that the market will be seen as a center of community pride and prosperity

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