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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.

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:30am

We are having this event today because of USAID’s commitment to report on results. It is a chance for us not only to share what we have achieved and learned, but also for us to discuss it with those who know our work best.  As you will hear in more detail today, this is just the first of regular updates in the years to come on the results under this Strategy - since the Strategy is still in place and we won’t have all of the data until 2020.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:00am

If the development community is serious achieving the SDGs by 2030, it will require mobilizing all sources of development finance, especially DRM along with private investment and foreign assistance.  Domestic resources in particular are often the fastest growing source of development finance in a country, and are unequivocally the bulk of the resources that countries bring to bear on their own development.  

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, December 7, 2016 - 10:00am

Over the last 8 years, President Obama's signature development initiatives have reduced poverty, malnutrition, and mortality, all while spurring entrepreneurship and innovation, empowering women and girls, and helping to build more stable, accountable, and inclusive partners for the United States. Whether it's combating hunger, preventing the spread of deadly diseases, or increasing access to education and clean energy, USAID is achieving real results that change people's lives for the better - despite the often harsh realities of the sharp-edged world we live in.

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.

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