To date, U.S. Government (USG) funding for the West Africa EVD outbreak has surpassed $111 million.
USAID and the U.S. Department of State are providing a $10 million grant to support an African Union (AU) medical mission responding to the EVD outbreak.
President Obama has designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to educate and engage both public and private sector stakeholders and the American public on cybersecurity issues through a variety of communications and outreach activities held across the country.
The Human Resources for Health Capacity Bridge activity partners with the Government of Kenya and health sector leaders to strengthen and transform health workforce systems in the public, private, and faith-based sectors. The goal is to enhance health service delivery and, ultimately, improve health outcomes for the people of Kenya. Human Resources for Health Capacity Bridge strengthens health workforce policy and planning; builds the knowledge and skills of national and county health workers; improves health worker productivity and retention; and supports the human resources information systems for effective planning and decision making.
Yes Youth Can is a national activity that has empowered 1,000,000 Kenyan youth to expand their economic opportunities, contribute to their communities and become responsible members of society. Through Yes Youth Can and the National Youth Bunge Association, young people aged 18-35 organize themselves into youth-run and youth-led village and county-level bunges (Kiswahili for “parliaments”) and democratically elect leaders to represent them at the national level.
- The overall EVD caseload has increased approximately 17 percent since September 16.
- To date, the U.S. Government (USG) has committed more than $95 million towards its $175 million EVD response funding pledge. The USG continues to increase support for the EVD response.
- As part of this $95 million, USAID contributed nearly $15.6 million in additional support for EVD response activities in Guinea and Liberia.
- CDC has developed trainings for clinicians planning to work in EVD treatment units (ETU).
The U.S. Government (USG) has launched a whole-of-government response to the EVD outbreak in West Africa, including increased involvement from the U.S. military. On September 16, President Obama announced that an estimated 3,000 U.S. troops plan to deploy to provide logistics support, construct EVD treatment units (ETUs), and train health care workers. Additionally, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps plans to deploy health care workers to West Africa.
The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Regional Agricultural Development Program (RADP)–North provides food and economic security for rural Afghans in six northern provinces.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Infectious Disease Emergence and Economics of Altered Landscapes program is a three-year, $2 million initiative that investigates how changes to landscapes contribute to disease emergence.
Additional EVD treatment units (ETU) and trained staff are urgently needed as the EVD caseload continues to increase in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. USAID/OFDA contributed nearly $7.9 million in additional support for EVD response activities in Liberia. USAID/FFP provided food commodities valued at $6.6 million to support EVD-affected populations in Liberia.
“Being LGBT in Asia” is a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind joint analysis conducted by USAID and UNDP alongside grassroots LGBT organizations and community leaders to understand the challenges faced by Asia’s LGBT people. Guided by a Senior Asian LGBT Advisory Group, and implemented in eight focus countries and 10 additional jurisdictions, the initiative aims to educate and raise awareness among stakeholders about LGBT rights and the benefits of an inclusive approach to the development process.
Last updated: February 13, 2016