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Khushiya, 13, follows along as a computer program that guides her English lessons narrates a story about a tree and its leaves.

Even in a computer’s voice, the story being recited loudly over the speakers is so engrossing that 13-year-old Khushiya hasn’t bothered to blink in the last 20 seconds. In a classroom at Vejalpur Primary School in the western Indian state of Gujarat, sit about 30 students with their eyes locked on the monitor displaying the text of a story about a tree and its leaves. English is not their first language but as the computer narrates, the children repeat each word with near perfect pronunciation.

Nighat Sultan, left, has helped establish advocacy camps in Meerut.

Up until the 1990s, between 500 and 1,000 children on average were paralyzed by polio in India every day.

Treating India’s Tuberculosis Epidemic

USAID’s support to the Government of India’s Revised National TB Control Program has led to improvements in TB case detection and treatment success rates, and to achieving national targets in priority geographic areas. Interventions are designed to improve and scale comprehensive HIV/TB services; strengthen and accredit laboratories for diagnosis of multidrug-resistant TB; improve airborne infection control; introduce new diagnostics; and increase involvement of private providers.

India has achieved tremendous progress in saving its mothers and children.

Like every day, Satyavati Devi has just finished singing the same lullaby to her 3-month-old son, Shubham. And like every day, Shubham quickly falls asleep in his mother’s arms to the gentle sounds of her humming. Careful not to wake him up, Devi quietly puts Shubham on the bed and begins to tiptoe out of the room. After she walks a few steps, Devi turns around and goes back to kiss Shubham on his forehead.

Farmer Nathuni Singh

For Indian farmers like Nathuni Singh, climate change has become a stark reality. Summers are searing ahead of schedule in north India, where wheat growers in Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh can lose 25 percent of their crop harvest.

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Last updated: June 20, 2017

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