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Our Partnership

The United States has an unwavering and longstanding commitment to Africa. 

We engage African countries early and often as partners in pursuing our shared interests and values – from security, global health, climate change, freedom and democracy, and shared prosperity.  

Our priorities:

  • Boost agricultural productivity through the Feed the Future Initiative to address the root causes of chronic hunger and poverty and spur economic growth in a region with incredible resources and arable land.
  • Strengthen health systems to support countries to help their children survive, overcome the threat of malaria, give mothers support to give birth safely, and turn the tide against the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the continent.
  • Support democracy, human rights, and good governance to ssist governments to fight corruption, expand space for civil society, help citizens choose their leadership, and strengthen the trend toward democratization.
  • Increase resilience to climate change  to help communities adapt to erratic rainfall and longer, harsher droughts—weather effects we know will hit Africa hardest.
  • Lead quick responses to humanitarian crises to save lives and help prevent instability and loss, critical in a region prone to destabilizing droughts and food emergencies.

For more exciting stories about our work on the ground, connect with us on TwitterYouTube and Flickr!

Last updated: March 17, 2021

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