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On March 6, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson announced more than $128 million in new FY 2018 funding for the humanitarian response in the Lake Chad Basin region, comprising areas of Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. The figure includes more than $13 million in USAID/OFDA funding, more than $96 million in USAID/FFP funding, and nearly $19 million in State/PRM funding.

Djibouti is a key strategic partner to the United States in the Horn of Africa. USAID reestablished its office here in 2003 and has since provided development assistance for basic health services, basic education, and democracy and good governance. With the growing importance of the US/Djibouti relationship and given tremendous need, USAID is also planning various new Economic Growth initiatives in partnership with the government of Djibouti (GoDj).  Djibouti faces many challenges, including chronic drought and food insecurity; a lack of skilled workers; high unemployment; high electricity costs; poor health indicators; and a growing influx of climate change refugees and Yemeni refugees.  Combined, these challenges severely strain the already limited resources of the Djiboutian government. Sustained assistance to this small but strategically important country is critical to its prosperity and to stability across the Horn of Africa.

On March 6, the U.S. Government (USG) announced an additional $184 million in humanitarian assistance for the South Sudan response, including $145 million for interventions in South Sudan and nearly $39 million for life-saving assistance to South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries. The new funding comprises more than $107 million from USAID/FFP, nearly $17 million from USAID/OFDA, and more than $60 million from State/PRM

USAID aims to improve the Arabic reading skills of DHH children in grades 1 through 3 in schools for the deaf by improving the availability and quality of reading materials and teacher resources. To achieve this, USAID developed software to help teachers and parents easily create and publish MSL-supported educational materials to teach reading to DHH students.

VectorWorks is a global malaria prevention project, funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The purpose of the VectorWorks project is to support countries to achieve and maintain high levels of coverage and use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) as well as to facilitate the adoption of proven alternative vector management interventions, including those targeting specific sites or populations.

USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) project employs cutting-edge technologies and commercial best practices to increase the efficiency of health supply chains.  The project ensures an uninterrupted supply of health commodities to people around the world, supporting U.S. global public health initiatives. 

USAID’s LINKAGES project aims to strengthen HIV response in Angola to help reduce HIV transmission among female sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons, and people who inject drugs, all identified by UNAIDS as key populations. The project’s main objective is to ensure that these communities have access to prevention, care, treatment and services. LINKAGES also promotes structural interventions that pave the way for an AIDS-free generation in Angola.

The USAID Health for All project supports the Angolan Ministry of Health, the National Directorate of Public Health, the National Malaria Control Program, and the National Institute for the Fight Against AIDS in the effective use of Angola’s resources to meet the health needs of its population.

The international non-profit organization Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is implementing a five-year USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program in Southern Africa, including Angola, Malawi and Mozambique.

USAID’s Creating Sustainable Community Water, Sanitation & Hygiene project improves community-managed water and sanitation facilities. The project encourages the adoption of hygiene practices to reduce waterborne diseases in Songo Municipality, Uige Province. It is better known in this region of Angola in the Kikongo dialect as Maza yi Moyo - Water is Life!

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Last updated: June 19, 2018

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