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February 7, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two new studies published today in The Lancet have demonstrated that a 4 percent chlorhexidine solution is an effective intervention to reduce neonatal infection and mortality when applied to the umbilical cord within hours of birth.

February 7, 2012
Bow Tie Friday to Feature NFL Players

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host a forum on how sport is being used as an innovative and effective tool in international development and public engagement. The event will bring together high-profile speakers including Two Time All-Pro Wide Receiver with the Green Bay Packers Greg Jennings; former National Football League (NFL) Linebacker and founder of BowTieCause.org Dhani Jones; Phil de Picciotto, Founder & President Octagon, Inc. and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah. The panel will be moderated by noted American political sportswriter Dave Zirin and will be preceded by remarks from former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

January 24, 2012

In a demonstration of their strong partnership and joint commitment to strengthening primary health care throughout Iraq, USAID's Primary Health Care Project in Iraq (USAID/PHCPI) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) held a three-day national workshop entitled “The Development of Primary Health Care is the Optimal Investment to Improve the Health Situation in Iraq” from January 21-23, 2012. The workshop was hosted under the patronage of and presided over by the Iraqi Minister of Health.

January 19, 2012

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg, swore in Teresa McGhie as the new Mission Director for Angola. This will be McGhie's first posting as Mission Director, where she will oversee programs supporting democracy and governance, local elections, economic growth, and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI).

January 18, 2012

Remarks by U.S. Agency for International Development  Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah during Senator Chris Coons' "Opportunity: Africa" conference, held at the University of Delaware-Wilmington.

January 17, 2012

Statement by USAID Administrator Shah on the appointment of Ambassador Ertharin Cousin as Exectuve Director of the World Food Program.

January 13, 2012
Requesting comments on process for cooperative partnerships with higher education institutions to address global development challenges

USAID requesting comment on a draft Request for Applications (RFA) to build new opportunities through partnerships with universities and colleges.

December 27, 2011

In his joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on December 12, 2011, President Barack Obama noted that “In the coming years, it’s estimated that Iraq’s economy will grow even faster than China’s or India’s.”

December 27, 2011

 

BAGHDAD–Business training offered in Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), supported by the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is helping shape a new generation of Iraqi entrepreneurs.

December 21, 2011
New PSAs Featuring NFL Players Debut in Time for the Holidays

Just in time for the holiday season, a time when charitable giving increases, NFL players have joined FWD, a national public awareness campaign designed to inform Americans of the extreme famine, war and drought in the Horn of Africa. Developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ad Council, the FWD campaign encourages Americans to forward the facts about the crisis and to donate to the relief efforts.

December 19, 2011

 Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will begin a two-day trip to New Delhi on December 20 to meet with senior government officials, Indian thought leaders and innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders, and members of non-governmental organizations. This visit is an opportunity for him to discuss the future of India-U.S development collaboration.

December 16, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development has joined the Western Union Company and its Foundation in adding Libya and Tunisia to the second African Diaspora Marketplace, also called the ADM. The Marketplace encourages sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting U.S.-based diaspora entrepreneurs.

December 9, 2011
President Kiir to Outline His Development Vision

USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and representatives of the U.S. Government will host the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan on December 14-15 in Washington, D.C.

December 7, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development has joined the Government of Colombia in launching a program to help struggling members of Colombia's Afro-descendant and indigenous communities.

December 7, 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.

December 6, 2011

A conference sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Middle East Desalination Research Centre (MEDRC) launched December 5 in Muscat, Oman, with opening remarks from U.S. Ambassador to Oman Richard J. Schmierer and Dr. Mohamed S. Al Busaidi, Deputy Director General, Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

December 5, 2011

Maureen A. Shauket was sworn in today as the new Mission Director for Kosovo for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The oath was administered by USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah.

December 1, 2011

Representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank today launched a two-day business conference in Bogota, Colombia.

November 30, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, today announced a new three-year partnership with the GSMA mWomen Programme to increase mobile phone ownership among women in the developing world. The partnership is between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the GSMA and Visa Inc.

November 28, 2011

On November 29th, the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness will convene in Busan, South Korea. There will be more than 2500 participants from all aspects of the development assistance world; from government ministers in donor and developing countries to civil society and private sector representatives.

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