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The USAID Weekly Wrap Up video showcases the week in photos from around the Agency.

Current Weekly Wrap-Up:

Administrator Power testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about USAID’s 2023 budget request. She shared how USAID fights corruption to support democracy, enable localization, and ensure American tax dollars land in the right hands. Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman traveled to Berlin, Germany to attend the G7 Development Ministerial Meeting. She met with world leaders to discuss collective approaches to mitigating the global food security crisis and ongoing humanitarian crises. Global Health lead Atul Gawande participated in a Washington Post Live discussion on health equity and COVID-19 vaccines. He highlighted the necessity of sustained global vaccine support to ensure everyone has equitable access to life-saving COVID-19 vaccines. The UN Security Council convened a Ministerial on Food Security in New York to address the growing crisis. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced an additional $215 million funded by USAID to expand food security operations in several countries.


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Previous Weekly Wrap Ups:

Last updated: May 20, 2022

February 26, 2021

Through USAID, President Biden pledged $4 billion to GAVI to support the purchase and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. In sub-Saharan Africa, USAID provides loans so private healthcare providers can stay open during COVID-19. USAID donated laptops to the Philippines to support school children during the pandemic. USAID provided Kazakhstan with new technology to improve TB and COVID-19 testing.

February 19, 2021

In Afghanistan, USAID and partners work with community leaders to prevent gender-based violence against women. USAID celebrated World Radio Day. During emergencies, radios are powerful tools that connect people. In Honduras, USAID updated sanitation and hand washing stations at Mario Rivas Hospital. USAID and its partners opened the Women Entrepreneur Act office, supporting business women in Cambodia.

February 5, 2021

Last week, the world marked World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day. Since 2006, USAID has provided more than $1 billion to eliminate NTDs. USAID provides food assistance to people in Madagascar who are affected by an ongoing drought. In the Philippines, USAID and its partners teach children the importance of mangroves in sustaining fisheries. USAID-supported psychologists train teachers to help children cope with conflict in eastern Ukraine.

January 29, 2021

USAID and Global Communities are building temporary shelters for families affected by recent hurricanes in Honduras. USAID and partners are providing detection, care and treatment for tuberculosis at Philippine daycare centers. In Fiji, USAID and partners distribute hygiene kits to vulnerable families following Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

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