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ကြာသပတေး, April 28, 2022 - 5:15pm

Here in the U.S., when we go to a hospital or a doctor's office, electricity is not at the top of our minds.  It is not typically a concern that the lights will go out during a procedure or that the machines keeping someone alive will stop functioning. We don't generally think about how high-speed internet allows doctors to communicate with a global network of healthcare professionals who may have a solution to curing our illness.  And many of us, who very eagerly went out and got our COVID vaccine, which was -- is available almost everywhere here in the U.S. -- we simply got in our cars or walked a few blocks, and didn't worry that when we got to our destination we'd be turned away because the refrigeration system went out -  the doses had spoiled.

ကြာသပတေး, April 28, 2022 - 1:30pm

Holocaust denial and distortion threatens Jewish communities around the world—communities long persecuted, often exiled, and still threatened today. And it adds insult to the collective trauma of those who survived, by questioning their integrity and the validity of their lived experience. But denial, distortion, or ignorance of a genocide doesn’t just affect the communities targeted by that genocide. It threatens every society built on truth, equality, and justice. It makes us question fact until fact loses all meaning. And it leaves us vulnerable to history repeating itself.

ဗုဒ္ဓဟူး, April 27, 2022 - 2:45pm

With greater connectivity, the world's unbanked, the majority of whom are women, can also begin to harness digital financial tools to increase their participation in the economy and take control over their own finances. Expanding access to digital financial services can transform emerging economies by adding an estimated $3.7 trillion to the global GDP over the next decade. That is why we are so excited to launch the Digital Invest program today, as part of President Biden's global infrastructure initiative. Digital Invest will build on years of work we've done with the private sector to expand internet access to underserved communities around the world.

ဗုဒ္ဓဟူး, April 27, 2022 - 1:00pm

The spirit of Ramadan, a sacred time—a time when Muslims recommit themselves to their faith, look inward, serve one another and lift up the less fortunate, and to say simply “Salaam”—”peace”— to those who address them in ignorance. It is also a time—and this iftar is the ultimate demonstration of this—to remind us that we are all bound together as Americans—in freedom, in the right to practice our own faiths, and in the responsibility to look out for and seek to understand one another.

အင်္ဂါ, April 26, 2022 - 10:00pm

Today, malaria is mostly a disease that affects other parts of the world. But during the height of the Great Depression, the US recorded over 137,000 cases of malaria, and almost 4,500 deaths. Malaria became such a public health crisis that during World War II, Disney produced a ten-minute public health film about malaria featuring the Seven Dwarves.

အင်္ဂါ, April 26, 2022 - 5:15pm

If development is only seen as the province of governments and foreign aid, then we will never achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. But if we broaden our aperture and welcome the private sector and other non-traditional donors into our work, then we will create a better, more prosperous, and more sustainable future for everyone.

အင်္ဂါ, April 26, 2022 - 4:15pm

Drought is not unusual in East Africa. What is unusual is the severity of this drought, combined with the compounding factors that have disrupted global food and fuel markets; and the stretching of humanitarian resources to address an increasing number of conflicts worldwide. Already, over 15 million people are in need of immediate food assistance. Nearly 6 million children are expected to be acutely malnourished, and over 900,000 people have been displaced in the desperate search for food, water, and pasture.

အင်္ဂါ, April 26, 2022 - 3:00pm

And now, Kaya is officially stepping into the role as Mission Director of the Kyrgyz Republic at a critical time. Like the rest of the world, the Kyrgyz Republic continues to grapple with the repercussions of Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine. The shocks of this war have led to harsh inflationary pressure that is increasing the price of food, fuel and everyday commodities—reminiscent of the high prices, food shortages, and economic stagnation of Soviet rule. The war has also led to a depreciation of the Kyrgyz som that some suspect could trigger a recession just as the country was experiencing a brief recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

တနင်္လာ, April 25, 2022 - 3:15am

On behalf of the United States government, it is an honor to be here with you to commemorate World Malaria Day. Today is an incredibly important occasion as we celebrate the  successes we have achieved thus far and acknowledge the challenges that remain as we continue on the path toward malaria elimination in Zambia.

သောကြာ, April 22, 2022 - 10:45am

I thank the Government of the Republic of Zambia for joining USAID, The Nature Conservancy, Kashikoto Conservancy Limited, and Amatheon AGRI Zambia Limited in convening this milestone event. The United States shares your vision of a prosperous Zambia, and we believe the Eastern Kafue Nature Alliance will play a key role in helping realize this vision.


Last updated: July 03, 2022

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