Global VAX, short for Initiative for Global Vaccines Access, will provide even more access to COVID-19 vaccines for people living in developing countries. USAID announced the new effort this month just as the Omicron variant was racking up new infections. Vaccinating the world is key to preventing future variants from spreading. At the same time we’re battling COVID, we are fighting for democracy. This month’s Summit for Democracy brought Administrator Samantha Power together with other leaders committed to strengthening democracy, combating corruption, and defending human rights.
Digital FeatureBasrah’s residents were looking for a sustainable solution that would give them access to safe, clean water. Enter USAID to help these Iraqi citizens. Working with the United Nations, we helped rehabilitate treatment plants that are now improving access to potable water for more than 625,000.
Collaborating with USAIDUSAID drafted a new Local Capacity Development Policy to shape the Agency’s approach to supporting local partners and communities. We are requesting feedback to enrich the policy with a broad array of perspectives. The deadline: Jan. 31.