USAID Weekly - December 2, 2021

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

USAID commemorated World AIDS Day by renewing our commitment to ending the HIV epidemic through equitable access. USAID provides nearly 7 million clients with life-saving HIV-treatment and continues to provide programming that is accessible to all. As the world faces the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, USAID remains focused on getting shots into arms around the world. This week, life-saving vaccines arrived in Angola, Malawi, Uganda, Vietnam, Egypt, Guatemala, and more. USAID commemorated International Day of Persons with Disabilities with an event on disability-inclusive democracy with the State Department. We join partners in recognizing the dignity, achievements, and contributions of the world's one billion persons with disabilities. Administrator Power spoke at Foreign Policy Magazine's "Independent Media and the Advancement of Democracy" event. She emphasized the need to safeguard independent media, sharing about USAID's forthcoming defamation fund to protect journalists.

USAID Weekly Wrap-Up

  • USAID commemorated World AIDS Day by renewing our commitment to ending the HIV epidemic through equitable access. USAID provides nearly 7 million clients with life-saving HIV-treatment and continues to provide programming that is accessible to all.
  • As the world faces the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, USAID remains focused on getting shots into arms around the world. This week, life-saving vaccines arrived in Angola, Malawi, Uganda, Vietnam, Egypt, Guatemala, and more.
  • USAID commemorated International Day of Persons with Disabilities with an event on disability-inclusive democracy with the State Department. We join partners in recognizing the dignity, achievements, and contributions of the world's one billion persons with disabilities.
  • Administrator Power spoke at Foreign Policy Magazine's "Independent Media and the Advancement of Democracy" event. She emphasized the need to safeguard independent media, sharing about USAID's forthcoming defamation fund to protect journalists.

Last updated: December 15, 2021

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