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Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:30am

At USAID, we believe that education serves as a driver for development and the elimination of extreme poverty. Education is transformational for individuals and societies. It also creates pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:15am

The private sector plays a critical role in striving for the great potential that Afghanistan and its people have to offer.  In the most literal sense, this event is about connecting Afghan businesses with Indian investors.  With these connections comes an inherent responsibility.  Investment is a two way street.  If you – as a business person – see an opportunity to import goods or finance a start-up, naturally you are seeking a return on that investment.  What might not always be so evident, however, is that you are investing in the success of that society.  You are investing in the health of its workers. You are investing in the education of its children.  And you are investing in a nation poised to expand and share its wealth of goods, culture, and pride.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:15am

ខ្ញុំសូមថ្លែងអំណរគុណចំពោះឯកឧត្តម លោកជំទាវ លោកស្រី ដែលបានអញ្ជើញចូលរួមជាមួយខ្ញុំ ដើម្បីប្រកាសដាក់ឲ្យដំណើរការនូវគម្រោង កម្ពុជាហាវែស II ។ គម្រោង Feed the Future គឺជាគំនិតផ្តួចផ្តើមរបស់រដ្ឋាភិបាលសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក ដើម្បីលុបបំបាត់ភាពអត់ខ្លានជាសកល និង​បង្កើនសន្តិសុខស្បៀងនៅលើពិភពលោក។ ភាពជោគជ័យនៃគម្រោង Feed the Future នាពេលកន្លង​មក គឺទទួលបានតាមរយៈភាពជាដៃគូរវាងប្រជាជន និងប្រទេសជាតិយើងទាំងពីរ។ ភាពជាដៃគូនេះនឹង​បន្ត​ពង្រឹងពង្រីកថែមទៀតតាមរយៈភាពរីកចម្រើនពិតប្រាកដ ដែលយើងកំពុងបំពេញដើម្បីកាត់បន្ថយ​ភាព​ក្រីក្រ និងភាពអត់ឃ្លានក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:15am

The new Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II program will aim to accelerate growth in the commercial horticulture sector. We are focusing on this sector because Cambodia produces only one-third of the vegetables that its people consume at this time. The rest of the vegetables come from neighboring countries. Given that the agriculture industry employs over 70 percent of the population, we believe that Cambodia could be producing more healthy and nutritious vegetables to better feed its citizens. That is why we are working with the Cambodian government, businesses, universities here and abroad, and farmers to ensure that Cambodian agriculture can feed the Cambodia people.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 5:15am

The United States is pleased to support the Passage to Prosperity.  We see India’s role as critical in the region, and view India as an essential partner in supporting Afghanistan’s emergence from decades of conflict.  The U.S. and Indian companies participating at this event are eager to learn how they can invest in and trade with Afghanistan.  No doubt our trilateral relationship will deepen this week and in the coming months and years ahead.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:30am

The One Health approach recognizes that the health of animals, humans, and the environment are all linked, and for this reason, confronting health threats requires collaboration across sectors. We need to improve our collaborative thinking. We need to reach across different sectors to help professors to teach and to encourage students to learn. We need to strengthen the connections between pre-service and in-service training. If we do these things, we have an exciting opportunity to change how Cambodian health professionals respond to zoonotic disease threats. We have the opportunity to change not only how faculty look at and teach about these disease threats, but to strengthen and improve the professional skills of the next generation of Cambodian health professionals. We have the opportunity to make a difference in Cambodia’s health security and the security of the Southeast Asia region.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:30am

វិធីសាស្ត្រ One Health ទទួលស្គាល់ថាសុខភាពរបស់សត្វ មនុស្ស និងបរិស្ថានសុទ្ធតែមានការ​ផ្សារភ្ជាប់គ្នា ហើយដោយឈរលើហេតុផលនេះ ការតទល់ទៅនឹងការគម្រាមកំហែងដល់សុខភាពទាម​ទារ​ឲ្យកិច្ចសហការពីគ្រប់វិស័យ។ យើងត្រូវគិតគូរពីការពង្រឹងកិច្ចសហការរបស់យើង។ យើងចាំបាច់ត្រូវ​ទំនាក់​ទំនងលើគ្រប់វិស័យ ដើម្បីជួយឲ្យសាស្ត្រាចារ្យទាំងឡាយបង្រៀន និងលើកទឹកចិត្តសិស្សឲ្យរៀនសូត្រ។ យើងចាំបាច់ត្រូវពង្រឹងការផ្សារភ្ជាប់គ្នារវាងសេវាមុនការបណ្តុះបណ្តាល និងសេវក្នុងពេលបណ្តុះ​បណ្តាល។ ប្រសិន​បើ​យើងធ្វើដូច្នេះ យើងនឹងមានឱកាសក្នុងការផ្លាស់ប្តូររបៀបដែលអ្នកជំនាញសុខាភិបាលកម្ពុជា​ក្នុង​ការឆ្លើយតបចំពោះការគម្រាមកំហែងនៃជម្ងឺឆ្លងពីសត្វមកមនុស្ស។ យើងមិនត្រឹមតែមានឱកាសផ្លា​ស់​ប្តូរនូវអ្វីដែលបានបង្រៀននៅមហាវិទ្យាល័យអំពីការគម្រាមកំហែងនៃជម្ងឺប៉ុណ្ណោះទេ ប៉ុន្តែក៏អាចពង្រឹង និង​​ធ្វើឲ្យប្រសើរឡើងនូវជំនាញវិជ្ជាជីវៈរបស់អ្នកជំនាញសុខាភិបាលកម្ពុជាជំនាន់ក្រោយផងដែរ។ យើងមាន​ឱកាសប្រែក្លាយនូវសុវត្ថិភាពសុខាភិបាលក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ក៏ដូចជាក្នុងតំបន់អាស៊ីអាគ្នេយ៍ផងដែរ។

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:00am

I’m proud to note that under the USAID-supported Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab project, more than 130,000 children have benefitted from access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation facilities and the adoption of WASH and Menstrual Hygiene Management practices.

The Urban Management Centre has done outstanding work to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene, providing courses to more than 10,000 adolescent school girls and boys in schools and communities. Globally, girls continue to either drop out of school or miss days every month. This is one way in which we are helping to break the taboo.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:30am

The U.S.-Philippines Partnership for Growth with Equity was envisioned to address constraints to inclusive economic growth in the Philippines. COMPETE, which is one of the key USAID projects that contribute to this bilateral initiative, promotes greater trade and investment, thereby improving the overall competitiveness of the Philippines.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:15am

At USAID, we take partnership very seriously and believe that it is part and parcel of how we operate in India.  Our mantra has been: “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to far, go together.”Over the past few years, we’ve worked with more than 100 organizations from the private sector where we co-fund and co-design programs to address development challenges in the area of maternal and child health, tuberculosis, energy, early literacy, WASH, and financial inclusion.

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