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US Embassy Visitor Reinforces US Government Commitment to Help Yolanda Survivors
October 2, 2015

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell will visit the Philippines October 1-2, to reinforce the U.S. government’s commitment to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors build back better.

Ms. Koppell will visit Tacloban City on October 2 to inaugurate education and health facilities with local government officials, led by Mayor Alfred Romualdez. She will be accompanied by the new USAID Philippines Mission Director Susan Brems. This visit marks Dr. Brems’ first official trip outside Manila.

Ms. Koppell, Dr. Brems, and Mayor Romualdez will launch a newly constructed five-classroom school building in Panalaron Central School, a tuberculosis treatment center, and a birthing facility at the Diit Health Center. They will also visit a community where USAID’s U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, constructed transitional shelters for 130 relocated households from 17 vulnerable, high-risk coastal barangays in Tacloban City.

U.S. Government Supports Access to Clean Water and Sanitation in Isabela City
April 22, 2015

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Isabela City, Basilan is taking a stand for a cleaner environment and healthier communities by launching a new septage management program in Barangay Tabiawan, Isabela City. The project will improve the City’s septage services, provide thousands of people with access to clean water and sanitation and prevent water-borne diseases.

US & GPH Develop Maps to Support Sustainable Growth in Batanes
April 7, 2015

On April 7, 2015, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele and the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission (CCC) led by Secretary Mary Ann Lucille Sering turned over Geographic Information System (GIS) generated maps to the Province of Batanes. The high resolution maps are a part of the U.S. government’s support to several CCC “eco-towns” throughout the Philippines.

USAID Honors PH as Champion in the Global Fight Versus TB
March 23, 2015

On March 24, 2015, in recognition of World TB Day, Embassy Manila’s U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will honor the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) for its achievements in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB), which annually kills 27,000 Filipinos and 1.5 million people worldwide. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. will accept the TB Champion award on behalf of DOH at a ceremony to be held in Washington, D.C.

March 13, 2015

Global economies are faced with the worsening impacts of climate change. Countries all over the world, including developing ones like the Philippines, are searching for a balanced solution that sustains robust economic growth while maintaining resource efficiency and economic resilience.

U.S. Government Extends Post-Yolanda Education Support for Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol
March 13, 2015

On March 9, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided an additional Php63 million and school equipment for post-disaster education needs in 19 municipalities in Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol.


Last updated: October 05, 2015

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