WHO reports first full week of no new confirmed cases in region since March 2014. Government of Guinea (GoG) adopts new comprehensive Ebola virus disease (EVD) surveillance plan. US Government DART continues to support development of local EVD care capacity as USAID/OFDA-supported Ebola treatment units (ETUs) close.
CHAMP improves and expands HIV/AIDS services for key populations (commercial sex workers and men who have sex with men) and other vulnerable populations such as long distance truck drivers.
This project promotes evidence-based decision making, supports a regional effort to expand use of family planning services, and increases the accessibility of high quality HIV services for most-at-risk populations in order to decrease the burden of disease.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and USAID is joining with the Department of Homeland Security and its partners across the country to highlight the importance of cybersecurity and online safety.
The On Farm Water Management Project (OFWMP) improves agricultural productivity by enhancing efficient use of water. The key project indicators include: (a) Land Productivity (yield of wheat, ton/hectare); (b) Water Productivity (yield of wheat for each volume of water used); (c) Percentage Increase in Irrigated Area. The World Bank has established a successful working relationship with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) to accomplish a number of capacity-building goals. This co-financing mechanism allows USAID to meet its international commitments on donor coordination and the use of country systems, while at the same time, meeting USAID programmatic goals.
The Improving Livelihoods and Governance through Natural Resource Management contributed to Afghanistan’s capacity to conserve and sustainably manage its natural resources and improve the livelihoods of the rural communities in Bamyan and Badakhshan provinces.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State (State) are implementing a coordinated Partner Vetting System (PVS) pilot program that was congressionally mandated in the FY 2012 Appropriations Act. USAID is implementing the pilot program in Guatemala, Kenya, Lebanon, the Philippines, and Ukraine.
The key to a strong democracy and transparent government is a robust media and civil society sector. The USAID Afghan Civic Engagement Program helps ensure that Afghan citizens are well-informed about the actions and performance of government institutions and officials and that they have the means to freely influence public policy and advocate for political reform.
CDC Foundation dedicates emergency operations centers in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. USAID/OFDA partners provide emergency assistance and IPC support for flood-affected people in Sierra Leone. Government of Guinea (GoG) approves use of rapid diagnostic tests for EVD.
The USAID Agricultural Credit Enhancement (ACE) project established and managed the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) until it was transferred to the Afghan government in 2015. The follow-on project, ACE-II, seeks to build on results achieved by the previous program and expand access to agriculture-related credit to increase commercial viability of small- and medium-size farms and agribusinesses as a necessary condition for a thriving agricultural economy. ACE-II provides technical assistance to improve ADF’s management systems and catalyze its transition to a sustainable agricultural development financial institution.
Last updated: January 17, 2017