President Obama set forth a long term vision of ending the scourge of malaria during the State of the Union on January 12th. To advance these goals and make leaps towards ending this scourge, the Administration is requesting $200 million in additional resources to bring total US funding to $874 million in FY 2017. This includes $71 million in new funding and $129 million via redirected Ebola funding. The FY 2017 Budget also requests $1.35 billion for the multilateral Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, & Malaria. Including the FY 2017 request, the Obama administration will have invested nearly $5.8 billion through the PMI, with over $11.5 billion through the Global Fund from FY 2009-2017.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training is a five-year program activity that enables teachers to better prepare youth for employment in the Lower Mekong countries of Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam through the use of innovative training approaches.
USAID works to bridge the gap between the private sector, universities and vocational centers to build up the supply of skilled workers to meet the demands of local businesses. The project partners with local education providers to utilize available technology, online learning and traditional in-person workshops to promote learning and regional networking in targeted Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries in ways that help residents from rural and marginalized areas access educational services.
An alarmingly high prevalence of HIV in certain populations of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is impacting the nation’s ability to advance its economy and allow for lasting prosperity. In response to these issues, USAID is working to increase access to quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services and mitigate the impact of the disease on these populations, their sexual partners, and their families.
To reduce the vulnerability of food security to the impacts of climate change, USAID and GIZ work with local communities to help establish nurseries that will supply tree species needed to implement forestry and agroforestry activities.
Through Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP), USAID supports local-level climate change interventions in nine Pacific Island countries:, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. In 77 communities in these countries, USAID is working to increase local knowledge and adaptive capacity through community-based training.
The President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget fortifies USAID's global leadership in development practice and policy. It also supports USAID's work all over the world to foster and sustain development progress; prevent, mitigate, and respond to humanitarian crises; and confront threats to our national security and global stability.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces nearly $601 million in new humanitarian funding for Syria and neighboring countries. Relief agencies reach four besieged areas with emergency food and other humanitarian assistance since January. Ground conflict and aerial bombardment displace nearly 472,000 people between April and December 2015. Health teams vaccinate 3 million children across Syria against polio in 2015.
The United States and Jordan have partnered in development for more than 60 years. USAID has longstanding programs in water, education, health, economic development and democratic governance. The Syria crisis—and resulting influx of refugees into Jordan—has impacted USAID’s ongoing activities, as well as Jordan’s ability to meet the needs of the people within its borders. USAID supports the government and host communities of Jordan as they cope with the crisis. We have re-oriented existing programs to account for the refugee situation and added funds to focus directly on stresses caused by the Syria crisis.
Committed to Colombia’s development, peace, and security, the United States launched Plan Colombia in 2000. Through Plan Colombia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has helped Colombia promote social and economic development, rule of law, human rights, reintegration of ex- combatants, support to victims and vulnerable populations including Afro-Colombians and indigenous communities, climate change mitigation, and low-emissions development.
On January 31, USAID Administrator Gayle Smith announced an additional $97 million in USAID/FFP funding to provide more than 176,000 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to approximately 4 million Ethiopians. The U.S. Government (USG) remains the largest humanitarian donor to Ethiopia, having provided more than $532 million in humanitarian assistance since October 2014.
Last updated: September 25, 2016