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December 01, 2014

Today is World AIDS Day. It is time for us to reflect on the history of the HIV virus and how it has affected and changed our lives over the past three decades.

November 19, 2014

Religious leaders from across Ghana convened on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

November 06, 2014

Closing the “know-do” gap between interventions and reliable implementation at scale is no easy task, especially in resource-poor countries with some of the worst indicators in the world. In Niger and Mali, two countries with some of the highest maternal and newborn mortality rates worldwide,...

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October 23, 2014

The USAID-funded Primary Health Care Project Iraq launched a national, mass media campaign in behavior-change communication (BCC) that ran July 13 through August 31, 2014. The campaign consisted of three TV spots, animated songs, and a seven-episode information series. Some of those spots are...

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August 29, 2014

The Global Reading Network wants to know: Why is reading important to you?

According to the 2013/2014 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, an estimated 250 million children around the world--130 million of whom have spent at least four years in school--are not learning...

Screen shot of video: "Improving MNCH in Uganda" showing mother and baby
August 29, 2014

Affordable. Applicable. Simple. This is how Dr. Jesca Nsungwa Sabiiti, Assistant Commissioner for Child Health with Uganda’s Ministry of Health, described the models for maternal and newborn health care introduced by USAID’s Health Care Improvement (HCI) project in Uganda.

A new mother in the Highlands of Guatemala nurses her baby.
August 07, 2014

In pursuit of their commitment to reduce chronic malnutrition in children under five, the Guatemalan Ministry of Health turned to breastfeeding. The Nutri-Salud project recently made recommendations on Guatemala's strategic plan to revive the National Commission for the Promotion of...

Gabriela Salazar of the Nutri-Salud project nurses her daughter, Camila
August 04, 2014

What brand of milk is best for our children?

Gabriela Salazar, a nutritionist working on the Nutri-Salud project in Quiché, Guatemala, shares her experience breastfeeding her own daughter, who is now nine months old. Gabriela is committed to giving her daughter, and all the mothers and...

Mother breastfeeds her baby, the Highlands, Guatemala. Photo courtesy of USAID Nutri-Salud Project
August 01, 2014

The Health Area of El Quiché, with support from the Nutri-Salud project, is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with a one-day conference for health workers.

Breastfeeding and complementary feeding are the conference’s main topics, but issues of gender and Mayan culture will be infused...

A young mother holds her baby while a nurse treats him.
July 23, 2014

The USAID Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally project (USAID|SUSTAIN) supports improved retention of mothers and babies in care by supporting the establishment and functioning of mother-baby care points where maternal and HIV-exposed infant care services are delivered...