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Monday, May 6, 2019 - 3:30pm

As I've often said, my own journey in the development field began some 30 years ago when I started off as a teacher in a small village in East Africa, and I was struck, no matter how great the challenges, the global health challenges, the poverty challenges, by the importance of human dignity and human liberty, and the challenges that so many families face day in and day out. We're in the hope business. We're the ones who help others to achieve what they can achieve.

Finally, to provide a little extra incentive and reward to all of you for your hard work, I have one last announcement. We are expanding upon the Mary A. Reynold Award for Innovation in Acquisition and Assistance by doubling the award amount and increasing the number of awardees. We want to elevate the visibility of your best ideas, so they can be adapted and applied across the Agency and elsewhere.

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 2:00am

The U.S. government is proud to have partnered with Philippine government agencies led by the Department of Education and TESDA, the local governments, the private sector, and educational institutions to provide opportunities for youth in Mindanao where more than 3 million children and youth are either out of school or out of work. Supporting these young people in realizing their potential will pay dividends for years to come as they will become leaders who shape the country’s future.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 2:45am

We started our Local Works journey through a comprehensive listening tour, talking to more than 500 people in 10 regions in the Philippines. . While we are used to engaging with people in the field, the open format allowed us to explore beyond the traditional boundaries of USAID assistance, learn more about challenges, and discover community assets and good local development models.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:45am

Eradicating TB is a top priority for the U.S. government. Around the world, USAID supports country-led efforts to develop, finance, and implement national and sub-national TB programs. We also strongly encourage partnerships with the private sector to achieve greater scale, sustainability and effectiveness of our development work.

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 3:30am

Healthy families are critical for Cambodia’s development and improved productivity. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Ministry of Health for making significant progress in increasing access to health services for the Cambodian people in the past few years. The expansion of social health protection programs for the poor and vulnerable populations, improvements in infrastructure and human resources for health, and increases in financing and leadership at all levels have contributed substantially to this success.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:15am

 

Thank you, Kushtrim, and thanks to everyone for joining us today to address how we can work together to help all of Kosovo’s citizens access equal rights and protections under the law.

So much of the work that USAID does revolves around partnerships, because when people come together, they can achieve great things.  In the words of Helen Keller, an American political activist and advocate for people with disabilities, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 9:00am

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Inception and Learning Event on “Sustainable and Effective Management of the Prey Lang Extended Landscape”. USAID is thrilled to begin this constructive dialogue with civil society, community members, private sector, and national and sub-national government officials. You will have a chance to share information and knowledge about your work and strengthen your commitment and efforts to conserve the forests and biodiversity. Today’s event marks the start of an exciting new partnership between the U.S. government and the Royal Government of Cambodia through USAID’s Greening Prey Lang program. This partnership will bring all stakeholders together to preserve and sustainably manage its forests and biodiversity in Cambodia.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 9:00am

ខ្ញុំមានក្តីសោមនស្សយ៉ាងក្រៃលែង សូមស្វាគមន៍ ឯកឧត្តម លោកជំទាវ លោក លោកស្រី កញ្ញា ភ្ញៀវកិត្តិយសជាតិ និងអន្តរជាតិ នៅក្នុងសិក្ខាសាលាចាប់ផ្តើម និងរៀនសូត្រស្តីពី “ការគ្រប់គ្រងតំបន់ទេសភាពព្រៃឡង់និងតំបន់ជុំវិញប្រកបដោយចីរភាព និងប្រសិទ្ធភាព”។ ទីភ្នាក់ងារសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកសម្រាប់ការអភិវឌ្ឍអន្តរជាតិ មានក្តីរំភើប ដែលបានចាប់ផ្តើមការសន្ទនាលក្ខណៈស្ថាបនានេះជាមួយសង្គមស៊ីវិល សមាជិកសហគមន៍ ផ្នែកឯកជន និងមន្ត្រីរដ្ឋាភិបាលថ្នាក់ជាតិ និងថ្នាក់ក្រោមជាតិ។ ឯកឧត្តម លោកជំទាវ លោក លោកស្រី កញ្ញា ភ្ញៀវកិត្តិយសជាតិ និងអន្តរជាតិ នឹងមានឱកាសចែករំលែកព័ត៌មាន និងចំណេះដឹងអំពីការងារ ពង្រឹងការប្តេជ្ញាចិត្ត និងកិច្ចប្រឹងប្រែងរបស់ខ្លួន ក្នុងការអភិរ័ក្សព្រៃឈើ និងជីវៈចម្រុះ។ ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍ថ្ងៃនេះ គឺជាការចាប់ផ្តើមនៃភាពជាដៃគូថ្មីដ៏សំខាន់រវាងរដ្ឋាភិបាលសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក និងរាជរដ្ឋាភិបាលកម្ពុជា តាមរយៈគម្រោង USAID ព្រៃឡង់បៃតង។ ភាពជាដៃគូនេះ នឹងប្រមូលផ្តុំអ្នកពាក់ព័ន្ធ រួមគ្នាថែរក្សា និងគ្រប់គ្រងព្រៃឈើ និងជីវៈចម្រុះរបស់ព្រៃឡង់ប្រកបដោយចីរភាពនៅកម្ពុជា។

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:15am

Globally, TB is the top infectious disease killer worldwide. Every year, over 10 million people are infected, and nearly 2 million lose their lives to this disease. Over 4 million cases are undiagnosed or without proper treatment and care – in fact, 40 percent of TB cases are undetected. This can lead to drug-resistant forms of the disease. Those strains are expensive to treat and subject patients to potential side effects. The high cost of medication and loss of income during a patient’s illness can lead to catastrophic expenditures and poverty.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:30am

Through our Cities Development Initiative, USAID has joined Puerto Princesa City on its journey to strengthen economic growth, environmental protection, education, democracy and governance so that your city can fulfill its potential as an engine of inclusive and resilient growth in the region.

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