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December 10, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and global telecommunications operator Orange announced a new alliance to develop innovations in mobile health (mHealth) at the Global mHealth Forum in Washington, D.C. These mHealth innovations will help treat and care for individuals in developing countries across Africa.

December 9, 2014

Today, the United States Agency for International Development joins the international community in supporting citizens, governments and organizations from across the globe in their struggle to root out corruption.  We know that corruption destroys the lives of millions of people around the world and can be a cause of great national strife and tragedy.  We have seen corruption undermine democracy and the rule of law, lead to human rights violations, distort markets, erode quality of life, and allow organized crime, terrorism and other threats to flourish.

December 5, 2014

The United States is tracking Typhoon Hagupit closely and understands that, if it remains on its current trajectory, it will likely make landfall along the eastern coast of the Philippines within the next 24 hours. The U.S. government, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has staff in the region, as well as in Washington, D.C., who are in contact with the U.S. Embassy in Manila as well as the Government of the Philippines regarding the typhoon. 

December 4, 2014

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will be recognized for his leadership in foreign policy at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) 2014 Tribute Dinner. Administrator Shah will discuss how USAID is pioneering a new model of development, grounded in innovation, local leadership, and public-private partnership. He will also comment on how USAID’s signature initiatives--including the U.S. Global Development Lab, Feed the Future, and Power Africa--serve as investments in America’s economic and national security. Senators Kelly Ayotte and Tim Kaine will also receive recognition for their contribution to U.S. foreign policy at the event.

December 2, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) airlifted more than 135 tons of medical equipment and supplies to Liberia as part of the Agency’s efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The cargo contained 107,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE)—face masks, medical gloves, protective goggles, boots, and aprons—to be distributed to healthcare workers providing care to Ebola patients.

December 2, 2014

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator for Africa Eric Postel will visit Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, and the Philippines December 3 - 17. His trip will focus on USAID's development assistance supporting the health, democracy and governance, and economic development sectors.

December 1, 2014
"Rights in Action" focuses on key populations affected by HIV

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will speak at "Rights in Action," a World AIDS Day event that will launch the Agency's LINKAGES project. LINKAGES, funded by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID and implemented by FHI 360, is the largest PEPFAR-supported project for key populations affected by HIV.

December 1, 2014

We are concerned by the World Food Program’s announcement today that it is suspending food assistance for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries due to a funding crisis. The United States has contributed more than $3 billion in humanitarian assistance for the conflict in Syria, which includes $935 million for food assistance to the World Food Program alone since the crisis began.

November 26, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Global Health Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez will visit Liberia December 1-7 as a part of a delegation of senior U.S. Government officials, including the Department of State, Department of Defense, and Department of Health and Human Services, who are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

November 21, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $3 million contribution to the U.N. World Food Program's (WFP) emergency operation in Ukraine to assist 120,000 Ukrainians affected by the ongoing conflict.

November 21, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today its intention to make available $125 million in new private sector financing for manufacturers and distributors of clean cookstoves and cooking fuels through two loan guarantee facilities. The announcement, made at the Cookstoves Future Summit hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, was part of a larger U.S. Government pledge of support of up to $200 million for clean cookstoves and fuels over the next five years.

November 21, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it is providing a partial credit guarantee to finance a new cold storage facility to improve the modern trading capabilities at Morocco's Tanger-Med port.

November 21, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Volvo Group announced today a public-private partnership to operate a training academy in Morocco that will promote economic growth, youth employment and gender equality in North and West Africa.

November 20, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today new partnerships with Shell Foundation and Berytech designed to drive inclusive growth and sustainable job creation in Iraq and Lebanon.

November 17, 2014

Ambassador Alfonso Lenhardt, Deputy Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will deliver opening keynote remarks before the second annual conference of the Council of International Development Companies (CIDC).  The conference will explore factors that shape the evolution of foreign assistance programs and funding, including discussions related to key trends in development spending, the changing donor base and future development partnerships.

November 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will provide keynote remarks for the third Conference to Advance the Human Rights of and Promote Inclusive Development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons at the Department of State. USAID Deputy Administrator Al Lenhardt and Senior LGBT Coordinator Todd Larson will also participate in the conference.

November 10, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced $7 million in funding for the Central African Republic (CAR) Peacebuilding Partnership.

Construction of the Ebola treatment unit (ETU)
November 10, 2014

The first Ebola treatment unit (ETU) built and staffed with U.S. Government funding is prepared to receive its first patients this week. ETU construction was overseen by the U.S. Department of Defense working with the Armed Forces of Liberia, which was a vital partner in the building process. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding the management and clinical care of the ETU, which will be provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) under the leadership of the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Including this ETU, critical funding support from the United States has helped increase the number of Ebola treatment units in Liberia to eight.

November 8, 2014
USAID’s Largest Gender Program Will Build upon Afghan Progress from the Past Decade

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah today launched a five-year program in Afghanistan focusing on the education, promotion, and training of 75,000 Afghan women between 18 and 30 years of age.  The Promote program will support women’s efforts to enhance their contribution to Afghanistan’s development by strengthening women’s rights groups, boosting female participation in the economy, increasing the number of women in decision-making positions within the Afghan government, and helping women gain business and managerial skills. USAID is committing $216 million to Promote and is seeking up to $200 million in additional financial commitments from other donors. Promote is the largest women’s empowerment program supported by USAID anywhere in the world.

November 7, 2014

Acting Director of USAID’S Global Development Lab Lona Stoll will travel to California to join over 350 student innovators, faculty researchers, development experts, investors, and thought leaders who will meet this weekend in the Bay Area for the Higher Education Solutions Network’s TechCon 2014. 

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