USAID Weekly

The USAID Weekly Wrap Up video showcases the week in photos from around the Agency.

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Through the generosity of the American people, the State Department and USAID have now pledged $274 million in health and humanitarian assistance to help countries respond to COVID-19.

"This funding buids on America's record of global health leadership. For decades, the US has been the world's largest provider of bilateral assistance in public health. In only the last twenty years, USAID and the State Department have invested nearly $120 billion in public health worldwide." - Deputy Administrator USAID Bonnie Glick

Administrator Green swore in Alma Golden as USAID's new Global Health Assistant Administrator. To stay safe, they celebrated with an elbow bump.

"As we experience COVID-19's impact, I am proud of the work USAID has done with partner countries to strengthen capacities to prevent/control infectious diseases like TB," Administrator USAID, Mark Green.

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Last updated: March 28, 2020

March 20, 2020

“USAID is working around the clock to ensure that we are responding to this global public health emergency to better protect vulnerable populations.” Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick. USAID partnered with health officials from Lao PDR to support training for thousands of Lao health workers in response to COVID-19. Administrator Green announced he is returning to the private sector next month. The President announced his intent to designate AA/LAC John Barsa as Acting USAID Administrator after Green’s departure.

March 13, 2020

USAID continues its response to COVID-19, providing personal protective equipment to Thailand and the Kyrgyz Republic. Administrator Green testified before the Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs about the fragility of the Sahel Region of Africa. D.A. Glick met with the Board of Directors of Millennium Water Alliance to discuss their partnership with USAID. Administrator Green stood up a COVID-19 Task Force to coordinate USAID's response to the global pandemic.

March 6, 2020

USAID distributed personal protective equipment to designated hospitals across Nepal to prepare for any potential spread of the coronavirus. Administrator Green testified before the House Committee on Appropriations about USAID's 2021 budget. D.A. Glick met with the American Foreign Service President Eric S. Rubin to discuss Foreign Service hiring and hear about AFSA's priorities. USAID announced an additional $10 million in funding to combat locusts in east Africa.

February 28, 2020

Administrator Green and D.A. Glick attended the first USAID Deputy Mission Directors Conference. They stressed how vital Deputy Mission Directors are for the success of the agency's reforms. Administrator Green met with Admiral Philip Davidson, Commander of Indopacific Command, to discuss USAID's Asia strategy. D.A. Glick met with GAVI CEO, Dr. Seth Berkley, to discuss USAID's continued partnership. D.A. Glick spoke about cultural diversity at the 2020 USAID African American History Month commemorative program.

February 21, 2020

Administrator Green attended the Munich Security Conference speaking about current USAID priorities, like democracy and countering malign authoritarian influence. While in Germany Administrator Green met with GAVI, and discussed USAID's commitment to making vaccines accessible to lower income countries. In Tunisia, he met with Libyan representatives who spoke about their activities supporting democracy, peace-building, indigenous rights, women's rights, and countering hate speech. Administrator Green visited the Great Mosque of Kairouan in Tunisia. The ancient mosque is one of the largest Islamic monuments in North Africa.