WASHINGTON, DC - The following is the text of the remarks from Dr. Rajiv Shah upon his swearing-in today as USAID Administrator.
DR. RAJIV SHAH REMARKS:
Thank you very much.
When I began preparing my remarks for today, I asked my wife, Shivam, for advice.
She told me -- when you get on stage and everyone is cheering for Secretary Clinton, just pretend they're cheering for you.
Shivam, thank you for all of your good advice, but of course for so much more.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the swearing in of Dr. Carleene Dei as its new mission director for Haiti. As director, Dei will oversee programs to promote stability and help Haitians strengthen their democratic institutions, promote economic growth and improve education and health services.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government released today a report on assistance to highly vulnerable children in developing countries, U.S. Government and Partners: Working Together on a Comprehensive, Coordinated and Effective Response to Highly Vulnerable Children.
Seven federal departments and agencies - Agriculture, Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor, State, Peace Corps, and USAID - provided approximately $5 billion to assist highly vulnerable children and families in FY 2008.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Since 1984, Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), conceived and funded largely by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has collected and disseminated high quality data that provide critical insight for decision makers to plan, monitor, and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. The DHS project staff has helped conduct some 260 surveys in over 90 developing countries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) have partnered through the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) initiative to bring more than 12,000 people in Ramotshinyadi Village of South Africa access to clean drinking water.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) along with alliance partners AED and Darden Restaurants, which owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden, today announced the Global FISH Alliance, a program that promotes sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices. The partnership held a reception at the AED Global Theater where a panel representing this unique public private partnership discussed the importance of a comprehensive approach to sustainable fishing practices.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Under the framework of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Forest Service, and the Russian Federal Forest Agency signed a Protocol of Intent to strengthen collaboration in the sustainable management of forests through 2013.
Janet Nkubana, Rwandan entrepreneur and co-founder of Gahaya Links, Ltd Weaving Company, a USAID recipient, will make an in-store appearance at Macy's Metro Center on Friday, December 4th at 5:30pm. Janet will demonstrate weaving techniques and discuss her compelling story.
WASHINGTON, DC - On December 1, the global community once again recognizes World AIDS Day and the 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. This is also a time to renew our commitment to work together to fight against this epidemic and pay homage to the millions of people who have lost their lives because of it. As a major partner in the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is fully committed to continue providing prevention, care, and treatment services to those in need.
ALTA VERAPAZ, GUATEMALA - The United States and Guatemala signed a one-year, $6.75 million agreement Nov. 17 to design and implement a series of preventive anti-crime activities to address the serious security situation that threatens the stability of Guatemalan society.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the swearing in of Kevin L. Armstrong as its new mission director for Benin. Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator Earl W. Gast presided at the event and administered the oath to Armstrong.
Seeking to combat the food security crisis in Guatemala's Dry Corridor, which is located in the country's eastern region, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced plans to provide $15 million in emergency assistance Nov. 19.
BOCA CHICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Major League Baseball Dominican Development Alliance (MLB-DDA) teamed up with Chicago Cubs Charities Nov. 17 to donate $100,000 to support health and basic education activities at the Caobete Basic School and Education Center for Integrated Health (CESI).
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has airlifted relief supplies to El Salvador and provided an initial $100,000 for the local purchase of additional relief items and fuel for the helicopter and airplanes the government El Salvador is using to transport supplies and fly assessment missions over the areas affected by Tropical Storm Ida. In total, USAID has provided approximately $280,000 to assist those affected by Tropical Storm Ida to date.
Today the White House announced the nomination of Dr. Rajiv Shah as USAID Administrator. The Agency welcomes the nomination as we carry out our mission of providing economic, development and humanitarian assistance in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. For more information on the nomination, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-announces-usaid-administrator.
I am extremely pleased to inform you that President Obama has nominated Dr. Rajiv Shah as USAID Administrator. I know that everyone at USAID joins me in welcoming the nomination of Dr. Shah to lead us in carrying out our development and humanitarian mission.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the swearing in of Randall Peterson as its new Mission Director for Angola. The Counselor to the Agency, Ambassador James Michel, presided at the event and administered the oath to Mr. Peterson.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a five year $100 million grant to The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs (CCP), with the Malaria Consortium and Catholic Relief Services to ensure the distribution and proper use of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLINs) in malaria endemic countries. USAID missions across Africa and in parts of Asia are expected to buy into the project.
Washington, D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health is pleased to announce a partnership with DAI to strengthen the human capacity of countries to identify and respond to outbreaks of newly emergent diseases in a timely and sustainable manner. DAI leads a distinguished team including the University of Minnesota, Tufts University, Training Resources Group, Inc., and Ecology and Environment, Inc. This is a five-year cooperative agreement with a ceiling of $185 million.
Washington, D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health is pleased to announce a partnership with International Medical Corps (IMC) to strengthen the human capacity of countries to identify and respond to outbreaks of newly emergent diseases in a timely and sustainable manner. IMC leads a distinguished team including Global Deterrence Alternatives (GDA), TriMed Inc., MedPrep Consulting, and World Learning. This is a three-year cooperative agreement with a ceiling of $6.65 million.
Last updated: November 01, 2014