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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:00am

HIV Prevention and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Consultation 1-3 February 2017, Windhoek, Namibia

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 9:45am

The right to education is universal and extends to all children, youth, and adults. We all know that every child is unique and different. They have different abilities, learn in different ways, and at different paces. The majority of children with disabilities in developing countries are currently out of school, while many of those enrolled are not learning. Making sure boys and girls with disabilities can go to school and learn is a prerequisite for country to reach its full potential and have inclusive economic growth.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:15am

Je suis très heureux de vous accueillir ici aujourd'hui pour annoncer un nouveau projet qui réunit l'expertise technique et le soutien financier d'acteurs importants du système de santé haïtien, pour faire bénéficier à toute la population de soins de santé salvateurs soutenus par un équipement médical moderne.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:00am

I am very pleased to welcome you here today to announce a new project that convenes the technical expertise and financial support of important actors in Haiti’s healthcare system to ensure Haitians of all incomes receive the benefits of modern, life-saving medical equipment.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

We are here, on Incubator Demo Day, to see eleven teams present their business ideas to the startup community and interested investors. The top five teams will move on to a full time “accelerator” program where they will receive a budget to build their solutions and receive help from advisors. Impact Hub will also work to connect them to the impact investor network so they can work to secure funding to make the businesses sustainable.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

USAID’s support for breastfeeding is longstanding, going back to the 1970’s, when USAID raised concern over a decline in breastfeeding.  We are proud that our “Breastfeeding for Child Survival Strategy” was launched all the way back in 1990, establishing breastfeeding as a critical component of our programs.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 9:30am

The U.S. government in collaboration with UNICEF is committed to advancing Cambodia’s development, beginning with its children. We’ve taken a close look at this issue in Cambodia. The best way to tackle the problem, we believe, is to take an integrated approach to build strong beginnings, put family care first, and protect children. The early experiences of children have long-term impact on their bodies and brains. That’s why we support actions that underline the importance of body AND brain health, including nutrition and positive caregiving. They should also emphasize the importance of families to children's growth and development and education.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 9:00am

Over the past three years, we have increased our work specifically on nutrition with the support of the Feed the Future initiative. USAID is proud to partner with the Royal Government of Cambodia to tackle the problem of stunting. Working together, we’re focusing our efforts on the first 1,000 days of Cambodian children’s lives. We want our efforts to save lives, build resilience, increase economic productivity, and advance the country’s development. Our NOURISH project, led by Save the Children and the Rice Field Fisheries II project, led by WorldFish are two key initiatives supporting these efforts.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:00pm

We consider human trafficking to be a global human rights challenge. It preys upon the vulnerable, breaks down rule of law, and corrupts global commerce. No challenge may be greater than the transnational crime of human trafficking which impacts millions of people worldwide each year including Cambodia.

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:30pm

We are here today to celebrate two things that Cambodia can count among its riches: beautiful art and abundant natural resources like its forests and rivers. Even in my short time in Cambodia, I’m truly impressed by the wealth of traditional art as well as the country’s natural beauty. These are very special gifts and it is up to all of us to make sure that they are nurtured and protected.

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