Because of male circumcision, Kenya is on its way to averting 47,000 adult HIV infections between 2009 and 2025, and saving $247 million. 

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RESULT: Through an innovative USAID-sponsored project, over a quarter of a million rural Ethiopians living beyond the reach of the formal system now have access to basic schooling. In just 10 years, the “it-takes-a-village” model is outperforming some of the country’s more established schools.

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Long lasting insecticide-treated bed nets that drastically reduce the number of children who die from malaria; drug regimens for pregnant women living with HIV that prevent their babies and partners from getting HIV; and new vaccines to prevent pneumonia, diarrhea, and cholera are providing an opportunity to end preventable child deaths in a generation.

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Decades ago, Brazil was facing rapid population growth and a food crisis. Today, it is the third largest agricultural producer in the world.

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Early reports show booming sales for women’s groups that learn to make and market enriched flour, which is boosting the health of the region’s young.

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Where land is tight, and water is scarce, protective, eco-friendly growing spaces are revolutionizing agriculture in parts of the climate-battered nation.

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Through a first-of-its-kind agreement with the World Food Program, 30,000 Ethiopian smallholder maize farmers from relatively food secure and productive areas are supporting fellow Ethiopians in chronically food insecure districts.

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Mamadou Coulibaly had just about enough with farming in the arid fields of southern Senegal. Dependent on a short, unpredictable rainy season, he saw his yields vary so wildly that by 1999, he gave up on the planting season altogether.

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Hearing the buzz of a motorcycle engine, students poke their heads out the doors and windows of the Ecole Nationale de l'Acul du Nord (the National School of North Acul).

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Last updated: February 06, 2014

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