Secretary Kerry Announces New Partnerships and $25 Million in Fresh Aid for Typhoon Yolanda Victims
The “Kapag nag-DOTS, TB ay nagagamot!” TV commercial promotes adherence to Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) for tuberculosis treatment. USAID supports the Philippine Department of Health in reducing TB mortality and prevalence.
Maylene Reyes, 21, is a mother and entrepreneur who saves her earnings with mobile money. USAID works with microfinance institutions to use mobile money to facilitate deposits, collect loan payments, and service payroll and loan payouts.
Residents who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) receive hygiene kits which include items like water containers, water purification tablets, and soap. USAID also provided food assistance, shelter supplies, and medical supplies.
The Philippines, Southeast Asia’s oldest democracy, is an important development, trade and security partner to the United States. In recent years, the Philippines has made substantial economic progress, although one-fifth of the population still lives in extreme poverty. Through the Partnership for Growth, a White House initiative implemented in only four countries worldwide, the United States and the Philippines collaborate to address the country’s most serious constraints to lasting equitable growth that benefits all Filipinos.
USAID’s programs focus on achieving inclusive, sustained and resilient growth through improving economic competitiveness and human capacity, strengthening the country’s environmental resilience, and fostering peace and stability in six conflict areas in Mindanao. In addition, USAID plays a key role in providing humanitarian assistance in response to disasters.
Last updated: February 26, 2015