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October 6, 2015

El Salvador is the third largest economy in Central America, and the most densely populated, with 6.2 million mainly urban inhabitants.

In the years following the end of the civil war in 1992, El Salvador made significant democratic advances, including successive free and fair elections.

While the democratic transition has been accompanied by significant, social and economic progress and social indicators such as infant mortality rates and literacy have improved, poverty and inequality of opportunity have increased as problems.

Meanwhile, criminal activity, particularly gang related violence, has increased dramatically. In recent years, El Salvador has had one of the highest homicide rates in the world.

The United States has an interest in a stable, prosperous El Salvador, one that shares U.S. democratic values, is a reliable partner in the fight against transnational crime, and plays an active and responsible role in international affairs.

USAID/Egypt mission director, Dr. Mary C. Ott, speaks at the launch of a program to decrease hospital infections.
November 24, 2014

The U.S. Government’s Naval Medical Research Unit- No. 3 (NAMRU-3) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joined the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and the Supreme Council of Universities to scale up programs to monitor the level of antibiotic-resistant infections in Egyptian hospitals nationwide.

November 2, 2014

Cairo – Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the expansion of an energy efficiency program to help small and medium enterprises reduce energy costs. 

“USAID is committed to working with the Egyptian people to increase energy efficiency in Egypt,” said Jacinto Fabiosa, Trade and Investment Team Leader with USAID in Egypt. “If firms can improve their energy efficiency, they can save on energy costs – and become more competitive, grow their business, and create more jobs.”

U.S. author Judy Winegar Goans and editor Nermine Al Ali sign copies of the Arabic-language Intellectual Property Textbook
October 29, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a book launch yesterday for the third edition of Intellectual Property: Principles and Practice, a comprehensive Arabic-language reference work and textbook on intellectual property.  This third publication, funded by USAID through the U.S. Embassy, is an updated and expanded edition of the 2002 publication which provided the first Arabic-language overview of intellectual property available in Egypt for attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and intellectual property professionals.

Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Dr. Adel Al Adawy vaccinates a child against polio.
October 26, 2014

Today the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population began phase two of the National Polio Immunization Campaign to provide the second dose of polio vaccinations to 14.3 million children under the age of 5.  The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the logistics and operations of the campaign to help Egypt sustain its polio-free status.

USAID Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott engages in discussions with employers as they tour the job fair.
October 18, 2014

South Valley University hosted an employment fair on Saturday that connected thousands of job seekers with prospective employers.  Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and World Learning, the fair took place at South Valley University’s Career Development Center, one of several USAID-funded Centers at public universities across Egypt that connect students and recent graduates with the regional labor market. 


Last updated: October 06, 2015

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