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Mission: On behalf of the American people, we promote & demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful & prosperous world. In support of America's foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government's international development & disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance & help people emerge from humanitarian crises & progress beyond assistance.

BREAKING: USAID - US Agency for International Development is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to lea...
11/17/2020

BREAKING: USAID - US Agency for International Development is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to lead the U.S. response to Hurricanes Iota & Eta, back-to-back powerful storms that struck Central America. They will be joining our disaster experts who are already on the ground providing humanitarian aid. Follow USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance for updates.

BREAKING: USAID - US Agency for International Development is deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to lead the U.S. response to Hurricanes Iota & Eta, back-to-back powerful storms that struck Central America. They will be joining our disaster experts who are already on the ground providing humanitarian aid. Stay tuned for updates!

In the middle of a pandemic, confidence and lifesaving skills can make all the difference. For mom Fatima, Afghan Midwif...
11/17/2020
The First 28 Days of Essential Care

In the middle of a pandemic, confidence and lifesaving skills can make all the difference. For mom Fatima, Afghan Midwife Muzhda’s courage and care meant she was able to deliver a healthy baby girl during the most uncertain of times.

Learn more about how USAID’s Helping Mothers and Children Thrive program is adapting its programming to help midwives and health workers continue providing essential newborn care during COVID-19.

How Afghan midwife Muzhda Rasooli supports new moms and babies during the COVID-19 pandemic

11/16/2020

Did you know that international development work is inherently geospatial 🌏? Analysis of human geography can illuminate pockets of poverty and drivers of vulnerability. Learn more: http://ow.ly/xZr150Ckbgy

#GeoWeek2020

For more than 50 years, USAID has been a global leader in delivering life-saving interventions and moving us closer to o...
11/16/2020

For more than 50 years, USAID has been a global leader in delivering life-saving interventions and moving us closer to overcoming micronutrient malnutrition and achieving lasting change.

We know what works to prevent micronutrient malnutrition.

Game-changing research championed by USAID has resulted in cost-effective health and food systems interventions that reach children with the nutrients they need. Learn more ➡️ usaid.link/03u.

11/14/2020

Catch up on what happened this week at USAID ⤵️

Across the Caribbean, USAID is helping young entrepreneurs realize their potential launch new projects.In Haiti, we’re h...
11/13/2020
Turning Cash Transfers into a Solid Business

Across the Caribbean, USAID is helping young entrepreneurs realize their potential launch new projects.

In Haiti, we’re helping people like Julie by providing immediate food assistance while also empowering them to build a better future for themselves and their families. USAID assistance has empowered Julie to begin a small business selling wooden planks at local markets.

Learn more about Julie’s story ⬇️
#NeighborsPartnersFriends

With USAID support, a young entrepreneur launches her own wooden plank business

Prevent. Protect. Treat. USAID recognizes World Pneumonia Day each year to raise awareness about the deadly toll of pneu...
11/12/2020

Prevent. Protect. Treat.

USAID recognizes World Pneumonia Day each year to raise awareness about the deadly toll of pneumonia – a leading killer of children around the world – and to inspire global action to fight this illness. Learn how we work to fight childhood pneumonia globally ➡️ usaid.link/2ae

Entrepreneurship gives individuals the chance to build their own futures and thrive. Learn how USAID and our partner Fun...
11/12/2020

Entrepreneurship gives individuals the chance to build their own futures and thrive. Learn how USAID and our partner Fundación REDDOM helped Josefina become a young entrepreneur and begin building the sweetest future through honeybees: https://usaid.link/y1o

Embajada de los Estados Unidos en República Dominicana

USAID is proud to partner with the U.S. military to support humanitarian operations and bring aid to partner countries a...
11/11/2020

USAID is proud to partner with the U.S. military to support humanitarian operations and bring aid to partner countries all over the world. To all those who have served, Happy Veterans Day!

For many veterans, the desire to serve is a lifelong commitment that doesn't end with their military service. On Veteran...
11/11/2020
Following the Call to Serve Again

For many veterans, the desire to serve is a lifelong commitment that doesn't end with their military service. On Veterans Day, meet some amazing vets who now serve in a different way at USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, working to save lives around the 🌏. https://medium.com/usaid-2030/following-the-call-to-serve-again-62391b3df95f

When U.S. Army General Jonathan Wainwright discharged his troops following the end of World War II, he encouraged them to “start being a…

On World Science Day for Peace and Development, meet Tinuke Adebanji, who was discouraged from pursuing a career in math...
11/10/2020
Supporting Women Scientists

On World Science Day for Peace and Development, meet Tinuke Adebanji, who was discouraged from pursuing a career in math and science despite being a high performer.

Today, she is the head of the Department for Statistics and Actuarial Science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She also teaches skills to help other women advance in their careers through the USAID’s Accelerating Local Potential program “Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis.” How did she overcome challenges to become a leader in science? Learn more here ⬇️

How one woman is using her experiences to help others advance in statistics

Meet Madina, a migrant from Kyrgyzstan, who when stranded in Russia and unaware of her rights, found help through USAID:...
11/10/2020

Meet Madina, a migrant from Kyrgyzstan, who when stranded in Russia and unaware of her rights, found help through USAID: http://usaid.link/aw2

Jacqueline Lengwe runs a large health facility in Kitwe, Zambia. To make it easier for clients to get their medications ...
11/09/2020
Zambian Patients and Health Workers Benefit from Multi-Month HIV Prescriptions During COVID-19

Jacqueline Lengwe runs a large health facility in Kitwe, Zambia. To make it easier for clients to get their medications and stay on treatment, her clinic offered multi-month dispensing (MMD) of HIV medication to stable clients.

Research has shown that clients enrolled in MMD have significantly greater treatment adherence and retention than clients following a monthly drug regimen. MMD also means clients don’t need to visit the clinic as often, which is especially valuable during COVID-19. Find out how they did it ⬇️

Reduced visits ease the burden on facilities and keep clients safe

USAID is proud to support dedicated nurses like Sanelisiwe, who are on the frontlines combating COVID-19.n Zimbabwe, USA...
11/09/2020

USAID is proud to support dedicated nurses like Sanelisiwe, who are on the frontlines combating COVID-19.

n Zimbabwe, USAID has trained over 8,000 healthcare workers in more than 670 healthcare facilities on how to manage COVID-19 and stop the spread of the virus: http://usaid.link/8bz #AmericaActs

Check out this recap of Acting Administrator John Barsa’s trip to Kenya and Egypt from October where you'll read about j...
11/08/2020
4 Ways USAID is Promoting Women’s Empowerment in Kenya & Egypt

Check out this recap of Acting Administrator John Barsa’s trip to Kenya and Egypt from October where you'll read about just four of the ways USAID is promoting women’s economic empowerment in both countries.

Key announcements from USAID Acting Administrator’s trip

11/07/2020

Catch up on what happened this week at USAID ⤵️

The U.S. Government is proud to support NATO’s response to the pandemic through USAID's donation of 200 ventilators. The...
11/07/2020

The U.S. Government is proud to support NATO’s response to the pandemic through USAID's donation of 200 ventilators. These ventilators were distributed recently to NATO Allies Albania, the Czech Republic, North Macedonia, and Montenegro to help save lives.
#StrongerTogether #AmericaActs

“I accepted this rhino as my son, now he represents our future.” Wildlife guardian Mary Lengees shares her story, which ...
11/06/2020

“I accepted this rhino as my son, now he represents our future.” Wildlife guardian Mary Lengees shares her story, which shows how community-led conservation in Kenya is securing a sustainable future for endangered species, and the people that live alongside them, with support from USAID: http://usaid.link/osr

Entrepreneurship gives individuals the chance to build their own futures and thrive. Learn how USAID and our partner Fun...
11/05/2020
Sweet Success for this Dominican Republic Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship gives individuals the chance to build their own futures and thrive. Learn how USAID and our partner Fundación REDDOM helped Josefina become a young entrepreneur and begin building the sweetest future through honeybees.
#NeighborsPartnersFriends

Honey bee business buzzes with the sounds — and tastes — of a brighter future

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the city of Basrah in Iraq did not panic. Through training in service delivery provid...
11/05/2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the city of Basrah in Iraq did not panic. Through training in service delivery provided by USAID, members of civil society and teams of volunteers were equipped with the tools to spring into action to provide critical support, including distributing important information, face masks, and hand sanitizer door to door to help their community stay safe!

Asiah Samila is a farmer with five children in central Tanzania. When her husband died, she did not have a title deed fo...
11/04/2020

Asiah Samila is a farmer with five children in central Tanzania. When her husband died, she did not have a title deed for their property. Without documented property rights, widows can’t buy or sell their land, nor can they obtain access to bank loans.

In Asiah’s case, the neighboring school claimed that she was occupying part of their land, and Asiah was unable to show the paperwork needed to defend herself and her right to the property.

Thanks to the land survey conducted with USAID support, Asiah was awarded her land certificate, and was able to show proof to the local courts that the land was hers. Asiah is now a proud and verified land owner and has not experienced any further disputes over her land rights. She continues to live on her family’s farm, where she grows and sells crops to pay for her children to go to school. With W-GDP support, we are working to help women like Asiah translate their newly certified land rights into economic empowerment by expanding opportunities for women to leverage their land rights to access credit and other financial services.

Learn more about the W-GDP investment of $9.1 million in Women’s Land Rights that is supporting reforms to national policies and customary practices through local capacity-building in Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, and India: https://www.usaid.gov/w-gdp/fact-sheet/aug-2020-womens-global-development-and-prosperity-fund-announces-122m-progress-partnerships

From humble beginnings when President Kennedy founded USAID, we're celebrating 59 years of combating food insecurity, pr...
11/03/2020

From humble beginnings when President Kennedy founded USAID, we're celebrating 59 years of combating food insecurity, providing humanitarian assistance to communities in need and assisting countries on their journey to self reliance.

11/03/2020
USAID's 59th Birthday: Brand Evolution

Today we're celebrating 59 years of working hand-in-hand with partners and projects all over the world. The handclasp has been part of our historic brand from the very beginning - symbolizing friendship and the goodwill of the American people.

Among the Vy'apavẽ, an indigenous community of Paraguay, nearly ⅔ of the community live in poverty. USAID has stepped up...
11/02/2020

Among the Vy'apavẽ, an indigenous community of Paraguay, nearly ⅔ of the community live in poverty. USAID has stepped up to provide effective opportunities for the economic growth of the Vy'apavẽ using honey, a natural resource commonly used for medicinal purposes.

After various training sessions with technical staff from USAID:
✔️the community now sells their honey products to make profit
✔️ has made three successful harvests
✔️ has increased their production tenfold!

Read more here: https://usaidpubs.exposure.co/the-sweet-taste-of-success

Like millions of women in developing countries, Eunice Zulu lacked any formal legal rights to her most important economi...
11/01/2020

Like millions of women in developing countries, Eunice Zulu lacked any formal legal rights to her most important economic asset - her land. “Before I had secured my rights to land,” said Eunice Zulu, a Zambian farmer and mother of nine children who recently had her land jointly certified (in her name, along with her husband’s), “if I spoke up or disagreed with my husband’s parents or brother they would say, ‘We see you woman. You seem strong. But just wait until your husband is gone. How strong will you be then?’ But now I have documented my land. My name is on the certificate. They can’t chase me away [if my husband passes]. And I can speak my mind.”

Learn more about the W-GDP investment of $9.1 million in Women’s Land Rights that is supporting reforms to national policies and customary practices through local capacity-building in Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, and India: https://www.usaid.gov/w-gdp/fact-sheet/aug-2020-womens-global-development-and-prosperity-fund-announces-122m-progress-partnerships

Happy Halloween 🎃! Can you think of anything scarier this year than COVID-19? Curb the fear and remember, the simple act...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween 🎃! Can you think of anything scarier this year than COVID-19? Curb the fear and remember, the simple act of handwashing with soap is one of the important means to protect yourself from infectious diseases!

10/30/2020

Catch up on what happened this week at USAID #AmericaActs #NeighborsPartnersFriends

What does #OneHealth mean to you? Some of the greatest threats to global well-being are found where the health of people...
10/30/2020
Uniting Health, Conservation, and Food Security for Resilient Communities and a Thriving Planet

What does #OneHealth mean to you? Some of the greatest threats to global well-being are found where the health of people, animals, and the environment intersect. For example, emerging diseases from animals account for almost 75 percent of all new diseases in humans.O

ur development initiatives and partnerships prioritize #OneHealth approaches to address these complex issues.

Join us in recognizing #OneHealthDay on Nov. 3. When we work together across sectors, we can achieve more sustainable and resilient outcomes for people and for the planet we call home. usaid.link/g5h

What does “One Health” mean for you?

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On behalf of the American people, we promote & demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful & prosperous world. In support of America's foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government's international development & disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance & help people emerge from humanitarian crises & progress beyond assistance.

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