Fact Sheets

The Ebola virus outbreak demonstrated the vital need for communication between health workers and the central Ministry of Health (MoH) so that both parties can make smarter more informed decisions. Accurate and timely reporting is important under normal circumstances, but it is particularly essential during emergency situations such as a mass disease outbreak. When the Ebola outbreak emerged, health officials did not have the information they needed to make timely decisions.

USAID is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health’s Central Medical Stores (CMS) to strengthen the management of Liberia’s Health Commocity Logistics Management System. This support is provided by three implementing partners: Global Health Supply Chain-Procurment and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM), and Project Last Mile (PLM).

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) works to prevent and combat newly emerging and re-emerging diseases of animal origin that have pandemic potential among humans. It is a growing global partnership focused on building countries’ capacities to contribute to a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats, including from zoonotic diseases.

The USAID Accelerated Quality Education for Liberian Children (AQE) activity seeks to increase access to quality education services for out-of-school children and adolescents. The activity will also support communities to improve education for out-of-school learners by offering accelerated learning programs that condense six years of the primary education cycle into three years. To institutionalize nationwide Accelerated Learning Programs, AQE will leverage partnerships and align with other donors to support the Ministry of Education (MoE).

The Read Liberia activity will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Education to improved early grade reading skills. The activity aims to increase the Liberian Government’s commitment to evidence-based reading instruction, improve early grade reading classroom instruction, service delivery, and parent, community and private support.

The Learning Links Activity aims to improve literacy and numeracy skills of girls in Bong County who have left school due to pregnancy and provide quality, accessible and reliable education resources for out-of-school girls, while at the same time deploying an innovative and potentially game-changing education model that combines proven education approaches in a new way.

Approximately 25,500 people fleeing Hajin arrive at Al Hol camp between December and February, straining camp capacity. Flooding re-displaces an estimated 23,000 people in Aleppo and Idlib; affected populations remain in need of relief commodities. UN–SARC convoy from Damascus delivers multi-sector assistance to Rukban residents in early February

USAID’s Reading for All Program is a three-year, $3.88 million activity that works to improve early grade reading outcomes among children with disabilities in grades 1 – 3. Implemented in 6,775 schools in the 16 National Early Grade Reading Program focus districts (Banke, Surkhet, Bhaktapur, Kaski, Dhankuta, Saptari, Parsa, Rupandehi, Manang, Mustang, Bardiya, Dang, Dolpa, Kailaki, Kanchanpur and Dadeldhura), the activity strengthens the Government of Nepal’s (GON’s) institutional capacity at the federal, provincial and local levels to implement its constitutional and policy commitments to disability inclusive education.

This USAID program promotes a system to contain and prevent the spread of radicalism and violent extremist beliefs in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) prisons and rehabilitate and reintegrate previously radicalized prisoners into society upon their release. The Council of Europe implements this comprehensive two-year $1 million project, which is co-funded equally by USAID and the UK government.

USAID’s STaR project works to increase empathy and tolerance among members of the multiple ethnoreligious groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina by catalyzing religious leaders, religion teachers, youth, and municipal leaders in community reconciliation efforts. USAID’s implementing partner in this two-year $1.5 million program is the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding.

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Last updated: February 19, 2019

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