Fact Sheets

Micronutrient deficiencies are responsible for widespread health and economic consequences, including maternal mortality, child mortality, stunting, blindness, chronic anemia and reduced capacity to work. West Africa is challenged with pervasive, severe and chronic malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency.

The Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (French acronym: CILSS) was created in response to a devastating drought in the Sahel in 1973. It has 13 official member states, but is currently partnering more closely with ECOWAS, expanding its member base to 17 countries in the region.

AgirPF increases demand for and access to quality voluntary family planning in urban and peri-urban areas in 10 cities. The program aims to reach more than 700,000 additional users during the life of the project.

USAID’s commitment to Nepal has stood the test of time. In the aftermath of the devastating April 25 earthquakes that shook Nepal, our commitment remains stronger than ever. On June 25, 2015, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced $130 million to support Nepal’s earthquake relief and recovery needs. This contribution builds upon USAID’s investments on disaster preparedness, and is only the beginning of our contribution to Nepal’s earthquake recovery, which will span multiple years.

Government of Guinea (GoG) confirms three new cases for week of October 12. GoG plans to bolster Ebola surveillance and case management in Forécariah following recent cases. Liberia transitions to expanded oral swabbing and approves rapid diagnostic tests.

The Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Public Works (TA-MoPW) project is a component of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Road Sector Sustainability Program, which is designed to assist the Afghan government in its transition to sustainable management of the road network in Afghanistan.

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Afghanistan Public Financial Management (APFM) project supports Ministry of Finance (MoF) efforts to achieve fiscal sustainability by providing advisory services and training support to generate revenues and to improve planning, execution, and monitoring of the national budget. The project also works with the Ministries of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Public Health, Education, and Rural Rehabilitation and Development to build their budgeting capacity in order to improve execution of the development budget. The project also will assist the Afghanistan Revenue Department in the collection of non-tax revenue from the Civil Aviation Authority, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industries and the Ministry of Public Works.

Promote is a partnership between the Government of Afghanistan and the United States Agency for International Development to secure the gains made by Afghan women in the past decade while providing a new generation of Afghan women with the leadership skills to make vital contributions to Afghanistan’s development in governance, civil society, and the economy. As the economic and business component of Promote, the Women in the Economy (WIE) activity is key to achieving the objectives of Afghanistan’s Transformation Decade by empowering educated Afghan women from across the country to gain the skills, voices, and resources to contribute to economic growth, to reduce poverty levels, and to influence workplace policies in response to the needs of women in the economy.

Post-earthquake recovery activities continue. WFP utilizes trekking infrastructure to deliver aid. Number of earthquake-affected people requiring immediate food assistance declines. Government delays impede release of reconstruction funds.

The Government of Nepal’s Post Disaster Needs Assessment estimates that, as a result of the April 25, 2015 earthquake, 28,572 classrooms in public and private schools were totally destroyed or damaged beyond use. The extensive damage interrupted the education of over 2 million children and youth.

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Last updated: December 09, 2016