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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:15am

The United States and Philippine governments today celebrated progress in combating tuberculosis (TB) at a completion ceremony for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) five-year, Php1.5 billion tuberculosis project, Innovations and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis (IMPACT).

“Infectious diseases like TB can take a terrible toll on individuals, families, and communities,” explained U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim. “The U.S. government works closely with our Philippine counterparts to provide life-saving treatment to TB patients as soon as possible, so they can be cured of the disease.”

At the event, Ambassador Kim turned over technical assistance packages to Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to bolster the Philippine government’s ongoing efforts to eliminate TB in the country.

Through the IMPACT project, USAID worked with the Philippine government and in partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress, to implement high-impact approaches to diagnose and cure TB.

USAID, DepEd, and YesPinoy Foundation Partner to Make Every Learner a Reader
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 1:45am

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with YesPinoy Foundation chairman, actor, and youth advocate Dingdong Dantes to kick off the Department of Education’s National Reading Month.

USAID Deputy Chief of the Office of Program Resources Management Chris Foley led the launch with a handover ceremony of storybooks to Highway Hills Integrated School in Mandaluyong City, and Mr. Dantes read a story to Grade 2 students.

U.S. Government Begins Delivery of More than 6,500 Tablet Arm Chairs for Displaced Marawi Students
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:30am

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Department of Education, delivered its first batch of tablet arm chairs to schools in Mindanao, where displaced Marawi students are currently enrolled.

U.S.-Philippines Partnership Advances Learning Outcomes
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:30am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with Synergeia Foundation, convened the 11th National Education Summit on September 28 and 29, 2017. Nearly 400 leaders from local governments, schools, and the private sector gathered to share best practices in education governance, including such topics as community engagement, budgeting, partnerships, and decentralization of basic education. Vice President Leni Robredo graced the summit and delivered the keynote address.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 3:15am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed approximately Php730 million ($14.3 million) in emergency relief and recovery assistance for communities affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur and its surrounding areas. U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim made the announcement today during a media engagement at the U.S. Embassy.

USAID Mission Director Highlights Early Grade Reading Assistance in Visit to Cebu
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 3:15am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is helping improve the reading skills of more than 420,000 students between kindergarten and grade three in the Province of Cebu and Mandaue City. This assistance is implemented in partnership with the Department of Education in Cebu’s more than 900 elementary schools through Basa Pilipinas, USAID’s Php1.9 billion flagship basic education project.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is guaranteeing a four-year, $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that will provide access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services for an estimated 385,000 Southeast Asian women.

U.S. Government Programs Provide Relief to Marawi Evacuees
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:45pm

The U.S. government is partnering with the Philippine government in delivering critical health and education services to civilians who have been affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.

USAID and Partners Celebrate Completion of P76 Million Agri Project in Bicol
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:15am

The United States government, in partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI), recently marked the completion of the P76 million Bicol Agri-Water Project (BAWP) during a Farmers’ Summit at the Macagang Business Center in Nabua, Camarines Sur.

Ambassador Sung Kim Travels to Cebu City, Highlights Robust Economic Ties with PH
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:00am

During his trip to Cebu this week, Ambassador Sung Kim met with Governor Hilario Davide III and Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to discuss the robust economic ties between the U.S. and the Philippines and as well as opportunities for further U.S. engagement in Cebu, both in the public and private sectors.

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Last updated: November 27, 2017

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