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Government of Liberia, U.S. Government support response activities linked to recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in Liberia. Government of Liberia monitors more than 160 contacts remaining under observation through December 11. Guinea completes four consecutive weeks with no new EVD cases. Sierra Leone plans transition of National Ebola Response Center functions to permanent Government of Sierra Leone institutions.

 

WHO declares the end of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone. Government of Liberia (GoL) reports new confirmed cases of EVD. Guinea completes two consecutive weeks without a new case. Survivor support high priority for UN Special Envoy for Ebola.

Multiple consecutive seasons of below-normal rainfall—exacerbated by the effects of El Niño—have resulted in deteriorating agricultural, livestock, food security, and nutrition conditions in northeastern and central Ethiopia. By early 2016, the UN anticipates that 15 million people will require emergency food assistance and 350,000 children will need treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM); critical needs in drought-affected areas will also require humanitarian agricultural, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions.

The April and May 2015 earthquakes in Nepal destroyed or significantly damaged over 755,000 homes, making housing the single largest reconstruction need and the Government of Nepal’s (GON) highest priority. USAID/Nepal is funding a number of complementary initiatives to help meet this need and support the GON’s owner-driven housing reconstruction efforts.

Working with the Government of India and Indian partners, the U.S. Government has invested close to $100 million to prevent and control TB in India, and has helped to treat over 15 million people over the last 18 years. The progress is real. Millions of lives have been saved, and we have seen dramatic improvements in diagnosis and care. But the challenge to end TB in India remains. Despite a strong national TB control program, TB continues to be a leading cause of death in India. The U.S. will remain a sustained, committed partner, supporting India along the path toward ending TB.

Since September 25, 2013 the U.S. Government has committed a total of $100 million in support of the High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative (HIMII).

Since 2000, USAID has invested more than $300 million for hundreds of water and wastewater projects in the West Bank and Gaza.

USAID invests in Palestinian agriculture to boost the local economy, provide jobs, and transform agribusiness into a globally competitive industry.

In the West Bank, girls are succeeding in the classrooms and USAID is proud to be part of that success.

The U.S. government is committed to improving access to workforce development, training and education for Afghan women and girls. Increasing education opportunities is vital to achieve greater female empowerment. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides scholarship opportunities for young Afghan women to access quality education and training, which will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Afghan government by upgrading the skills and qualifications of female civil servants.

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Last updated: January 16, 2018

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