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September 1, 2011

Yesterday, Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, announced an increase in United States humanitarian assistance to East Africa. In total, the United States is now providing more than $600 million in aid that is helping more than 4.6 million people suffering from drought and famine in the Horn of Africa.

August 31, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is now accepting proposals aimed at enhancing scientific capacity in the developing world.

Announced on July 7, 2011 as a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Science Foundation (NSF), PEER aims to build scientific collaborations between the United States and developing nations.

August 26, 2011

Just in time for the Holiday season, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Ad Council, and MTV Act have partnered to launch a celebrity auction to raise awareness and money for the crisis in Horn of Africa.

August 19, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) issued the following statement on behalf of the United States on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day.

August 17, 2011

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the expansion of its Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) program. IRS is the application of safe insecticides to the indoor walls and ceilings of a home or structure in order to interrupt the spread of malaria by killing mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite. Malaria is the number one killer in Africa.

August 9, 2011

Tomorrow, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg will give a keynote address at InterAction's 2011 Forum. Steinberg will speak at the opening plenary session, entitled "Shifting Landscape: Who are the Key Actors?" During the session, Steinberg will also present the Disabilities Inclusion Award to recognize the development community's innovative efforts to promote disability inclusion as a human rights issue.

August 5, 2011

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) swore in Melissa Williams as the mission director to Zimbabwe. As the new mission director, Williams will help Zimbabwe's democratic forces advance reforms and provide much-needed humanitarian assistance. USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg administered the oath of office at the swearing-in ceremony.

August 3, 2011

 Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez was sworn in as the new Assistant Administrator for the Global Health Bureau at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

August 3, 2011

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) swore in Dana Mansuri as the mission director to Nigeria. Mansuri will oversee a program totaling over $600 million annually. In its development partnership with Nigeria, the U.S. Government seeks to strengthen social stability through improved social services, support transparent and accountable governance, promote a more market-led economy, and enhance Nigeria's capacity as a responsible regional trade partner. USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg administered the oath of office at the swearing-in ceremony.

August 2, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development will continue its series of weekly seminars at the National Press Club. Tomorrow, USAID will hold its fifth and final seminar, entitled "Geospatial Information Systems: More than Making Maps, It's about 'Thinking Spatially'."

July 29, 2011

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) swore in R. Douglass "Doug" Arbuckle as the new mission director to Malawi. Arbuckle will oversee programs that focus on promoting Malawi's political and economic development, improving health and education services, strengthening food security through agricultural investments, decreasing the country's dependence on humanitarian assistance, increasing its ability to make positive contributions to security in the region, and participating in the global community more broadly.

July 29, 2011

The following is the text of a joint press release by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and The World Bank.

July 29, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) swore in Dr. Diana Putman as the new mission director to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With major threats to the future development of a stable and democratic DRC, Putman will oversee a $306 million program that focuses on bolstering peace and stability; protecting civilians; strengthening governance institutions; and supporting economic recovery, growth, and the provision of basic social services, including health and education. USAID's Counselor, Ms. Hilda M.

July 28, 2011

onald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), issued the following statement on behalf of the United States regarding a comprehensive review of U.S. global development efforts.

July 27, 2011

Today, at an American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) conference, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced a new initiative that could use USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA) and the Department of State's Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator to leverage private sector financing for health facilities in Ethiopia focused on delivering quality services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Currently, HIV/AIDS is a major development challenge for Ethiopia. National projections estimate approximately 1.1 million Ethiopians are living with HIV/AIDS.

July 26, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development will continue its series of weekly seminars at the National Press Club. Tomorrow, USAID will hold its fourth seminar, entitled "Business & Human Rights: Emerging Issues on the Development Horizon."

July 22, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), NASA, the U.S. Department of State, and NIKE, Inc. have partnered on a unique initiative called LAUNCH. The LAUNCH: Energy Challenge, announced today, formally begins the third module of the LAUNCH program which is focused on sustainable energy challenges for the developed and developing worlds.

July 19, 2011

The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi will hold a press conference tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. local time for Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Dr. Shah will have just returned from a one-day trip to visit crisis affected communities in Northern Kenya (Wajir and the Ifo Camp within the Dadaab complex) and will explain the U.S. response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.

July 19, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development will continue its series of weekly seminars at the National Press Club. Tomorrow, USAID will hold its third seminar, entitled "Working in Complex Environments: What we know and what we hope to learn."

July 19, 2011

To support promising new approaches in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with co-funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is announcing WASH for Life. Over the next four years, the $17 million partnership will use USAID's Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program to identify, test, and help scale evidence-based approaches for cost-effective and sustained services in developing countries.

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