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December 1, 2010

Washington, DC - Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), released the following statement on the occasion of World AIDS Day.

"On December 1, World AIDS Day, we join the global community in paying tribute to the 33.3 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, and reaffirm our commitment to helping those in need.

November 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Allan Reed, a veteran USAID senior foreign service officer with ties to Sudan spanning 44 years, has returned to Sudan to provide expert advice to the USAID Mission as it helps Sudan implement the remaining provisions of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended the devastating 22-year, north-south civil war. The implementation timeframe of the CPA, called the "interim period," ends July 8, 2011.

November 19, 2010
The Five-Seismometer Surveillance Station Enhances the Government of Haiti's Earthquake Detection

PORT-AU-PRINCE/WASHINGTON - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, strengthened the Government of Haiti's ability to detect earthquake activity by funding five new seismometers. The surveillance network transmits timely information through the internet on seismic activities in Port-au-Prince and regions to the North.

November 18, 2010

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Cisco and World Learning today announced a new collaboration to promote local entrepreneurs, workforce development and economic growth in developing countries. The collaboration will work through the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute and Cisco Networking Academy-programs that provide entrepreneurship and information and communications technology (ICT) education, mentoring networks, and technology resources-to help individuals develop and manage successful businesses.

November 8, 2010

Washington, DC – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it will provide an additional $90 million to the World Food Program (WFP) in Pakistan to help 7.3 million flood-affected people.

November 8, 2010

To improve the health of Kenyans in the western region of the country, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a comprehensive health service delivery project to the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH).

November 8, 2010

 The World Bank Group released Doing Business 2011: Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs on November 4. The report tracks the state of business regulation in 183 economies and identifies the top ten reformers in business environment improvements.

November 5, 2010

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah travels to India as part of President Obama's delegation to promote the U.S.-India strategic partnership. Development cooperation forms an important part of their agenda.

October 28, 2010

On October 26th, the Republic of Georgia passed legislation to mandate and enforce seatbelt use on city roads and highways. This success was made possible through the advocacy efforts of a USAID-supported Global Development Alliance (GDA) which garnered the attention and direct support of President Mikheil Saakashvili and First Lady Sandra Roelofs.

October 26, 2010

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), NASA, NIKE, Inc. and the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce those selected to participate in the LAUNCH: Health Forum. The innovators selected will participate in an event at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida October 30-31, followed immediately by the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery on November 1.

October 24, 2010

Development of a polio vaccine is one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century. Before the Salk vaccine in 1955, polio spread through the entire world. In the United States alone, outbreaks left tens of thousands permanently disabled, including President Franklin Roosevelt.

October 22, 2010

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the honorees of the 2010 George Washington Carver Agricultural Excellence Award. This marked the first year the award was bestowed to the leader of an American Indian Tribal College when Dr. S. Verna Fowler, President of the College of Menominee Nation was named. The award was established in 2002 to honor international contributions from Minority Serving Institutions. Dr. Freddie L. Richards, Dean of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University, a historically black university, was also selected to receive the prestigious award.

October 21, 2010

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), opened two post-harvest mango centers today to increase production and incomes for thousands of Haitian farmers. The centers will prepare produce, particularly mangos, for export by improving packaging methods and meeting standards of foreign importers who lack significant mango production domestically.

October 19, 2010

Haitian farmers experienced dramatic increases in crop yields this year thanks to an innovative program led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in partnership with the Government of Haiti. The increase will help boost incomes of small farmers and promote sustainability of the Haitian agriculture sector.

October 8, 2010

 As a part of President Obama's commitment to increase investments and engagement in game-changing innovations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of Development Innovation Ventures (DIV).

October 5, 2010

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development have expanded their successful collaboration with international partners to launch an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalaya region.

October 5, 2010

In order to respond more rapidly to global food emergencies, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a major expansion of its global food aid prepositioning program this week.

October 4, 2010

Washington, D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce that the United States Government has nominated J. Brian Atwood for the position of Development Assistance Committee (DAC) chair. The DAC is a permanent forum of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that coordinates international development policy.

September 23, 2010
UN General Assembly Event Stresses Need for Global Collaboration in Developing Science and Technology Solutions to Pressing Problems of the World's Poorest

A solar-powered autoclave for sterilizing surgical instruments in the field, a portable irrigation system that instantly converts saltwater to fresh water, and a bicycle converted to a corn sheller or cell-phone charger were among the innovative and inexpensive technologies introduced by 18 teams of inventors at a science fair and development forum yesterday.

September 22, 2010

(New York, September 22, 2010) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Australia Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a five-year public/private global alliance to contribute to the goal of reducing the unmet need for family planning by 100 million women, expand skilled birth attendance and facility-based deliveries, and increase the numbers of women and newborns receiving quality post-natal care by 2015. The Alliance includes the U.S.

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