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School children reading stories
January 20, 2017

Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has partnered with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to bring the campaign’s proven approach to literacy development to selected rural schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. Focussing on nurturing a love of reading for joy in English and home languages to spark children’s potential and unlock their school learning, the schools’ initiative, titled: ‘Story Powered Schools: A South African Reading Revolution’, is launching with the new school year this January.

January 18, 2017

USAID works in partnership with the South African Ministry of Health and other local organization to reduce the number of new infections and create awareness around HIV/AIDS.

Members of DOH and WHO at the breastfeeding conference
December 11, 2016

USAID’s support for breastfeeding is longstanding, going back to the 1970’s, when USAID raised concern over a decline in breastfeeding.  We are proud that our “Breastfeeding for Child Survival Strategy” was launched all the way back in 1990, establishing breastfeeding as a critical component of our programs.

December 9, 2016

After 11 years in the making, Friday marked the day of the official launch of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. This hospital is located in Parktown, Johannesburg and is a unique hospital in that it is dedicated completely to pediatrics serving both the public and private health care systems in South Africa. 

December 7, 2016

Ambassador Gaspard of the US Embassy South Africa and USAID health team had the pleasure of participating in a teacher training workshop, run by parter Education Development Center (EDC), focusing on Peer Pressure, just one element of the Department of Basic Education SA's (DBE) new sexuality scripted lesson plans, for grades 7, 8, & 9.

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