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Jun 07, 2013, 10:30 ET Transforming Evidence Into Action To Accelerate Child Survival And Development

 The following release is being distributed by the USAID Press Office: (...


Jun 03, 2013, 09:34 ET From Evidence to Action: Behavior Change to Reduce Child Mortality

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), will host...


Jan 30, 2013, 13:17 ET USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats Program Plays Key Role in Global Conference on Curbing the Risks that Zoonoses -- Diseases that Move between Animals and Humans -- Pose to Public Health

 Experts from the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) program will share approaches and...


Dec 14, 2012, 13:35 ET USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats Program Trains 1,500 in Infectious Disease Surveillance, Diagnostics and Outbreak Response and Identifies 200 Novel Viruses

 Over the past three years, the PREDICT Project of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Pandemic Influenza and Other...


Nov 30, 2012, 17:18 ET Lancet Journal Series on Controlling Emerging Infectious Diseases, Preventing the "Next HIV" from Occurring

 Today, the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, has issued a special series of articles focused on emerging...


Jan 16, 2010, 02:03 ET USAID Haiti Earthquake Fact Sheet 3

KEY DEVELOPMENTS - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah announced plans to visit Haiti on...


Jan 15, 2010, 02:55 ET USAID Haiti Earthquake Fact Sheet 2

KEY DEVELOPMENTS - The 13 USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART) members in Haiti continue to assess priority humanitarian...


Jan 14, 2010, 02:01 ET USAID to Provide Emergency Food Aid for Haiti Earthquake Victims

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, USAID is providing 14,550 tons of food aid which will help feed 1.2 million people for two weeks and...


Sep 09, 2009, 00:07 ET USAID Supports Top-Reformers in Newly Released Doing Business 2010 Report

On September 8th, 2009 the World Bank Group released Doing Business 2010: Reforming through Difficult Times. The U.S. Agency for International...


Jun 03, 2009, 13:30 ET 'One Woman Initiative' Announces First Grants to Women's Organizations in Five Nations

Year-Old USAID/State Department/Private Sector Initiative Unveils Initial Aid to Local Groups; Chair Carly Fiorina, USAID's Lisa Chiles and...


Nov 28, 2008, 15:23 ET From USAID Administrator, Henrietta H. Fore: Renewed Commitment On World AIDS Day

December 1 marks the 20th global observance of World AIDS Day, a time during which citizens all over the world recognize the courage of the 33...


Jul 04, 2008, 01:00 ET USAID Administrator Officiates at Vietnam Mission Opening

WASHINGTON, July 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of her official visit to Vietnam, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator...


Dec 13, 2007, 00:00 ET USAID Administrator Sworn-in by Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Henrietta H. Fore was sworn-in by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the 15th...


Aug 17, 2007, 01:00 ET USAID Provides an Additional $175,000 to Help Fight Wildfires in Albania

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing...


Nov 03, 2005, 00:00 ET USAID, Private-Sector Partners Create Global Fund for Small Entrepreneurs and Low-Income Families

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and a group of leading institutional investors...


Oct 18, 2005, 01:00 ET USAID Increases Assistance to Countries Affected by Hurricane Stan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the continued flooding and the mudslides associated with Hurricane Stan, the U.S. Agency for...


Oct 12, 2005, 01:00 ET USAID Adds To Disaster Response Team In Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that eight more members of a...


Oct 06, 2005, 01:00 ET Former Controller Pleads Guilty to Stealing USAID Funds

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of Inspector General announced today...


Sep 30, 2005, 01:00 ET Volunteers for Prosperity Partners with Operation HOPE to Promote International Service by American Professionals

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Office of Volunteers for Prosperity (VfP) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and...


Sep 27, 2005, 01:00 ET Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, USAID Announces Contract to Swiftly Deliver Lifesaving Medicines and Supplies to Developing Countries

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, through the U.S. Agency for International...