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January 10, 2011
Mobile Operator Digicel Becomes First Recipient of Mobile Money Fund in Haiti

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced today that Haitian mobile operator Digicel won a $2.5 million award from the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative (HMMI). Digicel was recognized for being the first to launch a mobile money service in Haiti, Tcho Tcho Mobile, that meets the competition's stringent criteria.

January 6, 2011

On January 4, 2011, the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Rajiv Shah reached out to faith-based and nongovernmental organizations during the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships event, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and USAID, to convey the importance of partnership on reducing hunger and poverty. 

January 3, 2011

Washington, DC – Today, Paige Alexander was sworn in as Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia (E&E) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

December 23, 2010

Washington, DC - On December 17, Science Magazine recognized a promising HIV study as one of the top ten achievements of 2010. The groundbreaking research provided the first-ever proof of concept that a microbicide can effectively and safely reduce HIV transmission in women. Ninety percent of the study was funded by USAID as part of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

December 22, 2010

Washington, DC - On December 22, the United States Senate voted to confirm Paige Alexander as the Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

December 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – Over the next five years, more than a quarter of a million Congolese will benefit from assistance aimed at preventing sexual and gender-based violence and assisting survivors thanks to three programs funded by the United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development.

December 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - The following is a statement from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah on the passing of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.

"Last night, we received the sad news that Richard Holbrooke passed away. Richard's passing will be deeply felt by his family, those he worked with and those he served.

December 10, 2010

On December 7, 2010, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a luncheon to honor 18 Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipients for their volunteer work under the John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer program.

December 8, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – Following is the text of a joint statement by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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December 8, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) suspended the Academy for Educational Development (AED) from receiving new U.S. Government awards pending an ongoing investigation by the USAID Office of Inspector General (OIG). Initial findings by USAID's OIG reveal evidence of serious corporate misconduct, mismanagement, and a lack of internal controls, and raise serious concerns of corporate integrity.

The investigation was initiated in the spring of 2009 and OIG informed USAID of its findings this summer.

December 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) arrived in Haifa, Israel on December 5 to help combat the wildfires that began on December 2 in Northern Israel. In addition, the United States transported nearly 70 metric tons (MT) of fire suppressant and 3,800 gallons of fire retardant concentrate to Israel on December 5.

December 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is immediately deploying a team of firefighting experts and airlifting much-needed firefighting supplies to Israel to assist in fighting the raging wildfires in the Carmel Mountains outside of Haifa, Israel.

December 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday, December 6, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States Energy Association (USEA), and the Russian Energy Agency (REA) will conduct a workshop to bring together U.S. and Russian energy experts from government, technology vendors, transmission and distribution companies and others to collaborate on smart grid development.

December 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Government, led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is immediately dispatching U.S. Department of Defense aircraft to aid in the suppression of the raging wildfires in Israel.

December 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, USAID's Sudan Deputy Mission Director, Susan Fine, will inaugurate the opening of an HIV/AIDS resource center in southern Sudan, on December 1-the 22nd annual World AIDS Day. Services provided at the resource center will include education on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, counseling and testing, referrals for other services and treatment, and recreation activities, particularly for youth.

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.

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