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September 30, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced new partnerships to help countries eliminate and control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Over the next five years new and expanded partnerships will provide 1.3 billion treatments, leverage $6 billion in donated drugs, and prevent more than 585 million people from needing treatment for NTDs.   

September 30, 2016

Yesterday USAID issued a $1 billion loan guarantee from the United States to the Government of Ukraine to support the implementation of key economic and governance reforms necessary for Ukraine's democratic transition and sustainable economic recovery.

September 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, September 30, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will hold an event commemorating 10 years of success fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) at the Newseum at 6:30 PM in Washington. Through innovative private sector partnerships, this effort has delivered more than 1.6 billion treatments to prevent and treat seven of the most prevalent NTDs, reaching more than 743 million people in 25 countries. To date, every $1 invested by USAID in NTDs leverages $26 in pharmaceutical donations for mass treatment campaigns.

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith hosted Shared Progress, USAID's signature event for the 71st
September 22, 2016

Today U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith hosted Shared Progress, USAID's signature event for the 71st United Nations General Assembly, in New York City. Administrator Smith also signed a renewed partnership with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and announced new United States Government support for South Sudanese refugees. 

September 21, 2016

At the U.S. - Africa Business Forum, the U.S. Government and its Power Africa partners announced several new milestones across dozens of energy projects and transactions. These commitments -- totaling more than $1 billion worth of debt and finance-- will advance deals that aim to provide access to electricity across sub-Saharan Africa.

September 21, 2016

On Wednesday, the U.S. Agency for International Development announced new partnerships and expanded U.S. support for sustainable economic growth and infrastructure investment in Africa. The new announcements -- made in conjunction with the 71st United Nations General Assembly and the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in New York City -- include increased Power Africa commitments, a new partnership with the National Association of Securities Professionals, and enhanced cooperation with partner governments and civil society.

September 19, 2016

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development announced funding to help educate children impacted by humanitarian crises in Africa and called on innovators to develop solutions to global hunger.  The two announcements, which coincided with the 71st UN General Assembly and President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees, demonstrate USAID's ongoing commitment to improving livelihoods and creating opportunities for people around the world.

September 19, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will travel to New York City to lead the USAID delegation at the 71st UN General Assembly from September 19-22. Administrator Smith will also attend President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees, the U.S. - Africa Business Forum, and several high-level meeting and events.

September 12, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and California-based Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® launched a partnership to improve the traceability of seafood products entering the North American market. The partnership's goal is to increase sustainable fisheries management in the Asia-Pacific region, the world's largest seafood exporter and home to rich marine ecosystems.

September 12, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Thomas O. Melia will travel to Ukraine and Moldova from September 13-21, 2016.

September 7, 2016

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced a new report in Nairobi, Kenya today that expands the U.S. Government's vision for ending global hunger, poverty, and undernutrition over the next 15 years.

September 6, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, from September 6 to 8 to participate in the 10th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). Administrator Smith will lead a U.S. delegation, which includes Feed the Future Deputy Coordinator for Development and USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant to the Administrator Beth Dunford, to the event and participate in meetings with leaders from foreign governments, NGOs, the business community, and the media.

September 2, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab today announced more than $10 million for 49 new research partnerships to address critical areas of development. Funded through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program, the individual projects will address gaps in scientific knowledge ranging from disaster preparedness to maternal and child health to food security.

September 1, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the four Grand Prize winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge. With a combined award of more than $900,000, these Grand Prize winners' groundbreaking innovations will impact illegal trafficking in marine and terrestrial wildlife and are a testament to the power of science and technology to combat wildlife crime.

August 25, 2016

Today, Power Africa announced a new partnership arrangement with the Government of Japan focused on reducing energy poverty and increasing access to sustainable energy in sub-Saharan Africa. The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the United States and Japan -- signed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) -- includes commitments to share strengths, expertise and resources in an effort to accelerate access to renewable energy in Africa.

United States Announces Nearly $138 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan
August 22, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry announced nearly $138 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the South Sudanese people who have suffered through almost three years of brutal fighting. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to more than $1.7 billion since the conflict began in December 2013. 

August 22, 2016

 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Marcela Escobari will travel to Central America from August 22-September 1, 2016.  On her visit to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, she will meet with public officials, the private sector, and USAID partners on the ground to review USAID's progress in implementing the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America.  

August 19, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator R. David Harden will visit Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, and Kuwait from Aug. 22 - Sept. 1, 2016.

August 19, 2016

Every year, we come together on World Humanitarian Day to honor the women and men who have given their lives in service of others, and express appreciation for the selfless dedication of those who put everything on the line to help those whose lives have been shattered by unimaginable shocks.

August 19, 2016

The United States announced nearly $35 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in fifty years

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