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Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on the Elimination of Trachoma in Ghana and Nepal

Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on the Elimination of Trachoma in Ghana and Nepal: This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the Republic of Ghana and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. USAID congratulates the Governments of Ghana and Nepal…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: U.S. Agency for International Development Commits Additional $7 million to Combat Ebola

This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will provide a total of up to $8 million to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease

Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at this stage. This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will…

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Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on Food for Peace and Power Africa as Finalists for Service to America Medals

Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on Food for Peace and Power Africa as Finalists for Service to America Medals: I join my U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) colleagues in congratulating the Office of Food for Peace and the USAID-led Power Africa initiative, both of which are finalists for…

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Green's Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Honorable Geoffrey Onyeama

Administrator Green underscored the importance of the relationship between the United States and Nigeria

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Geoffrey Onyeama.  Administrator Green underscored the importance of the relationship between the United States and Nigeria, and the two shared a desire…

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United States President’s Malaria Initiative supports Government of Ghana to launch annual spraying campaign

In Ghana, USAID (United States Agency for International Development) works with the National Malaria Control Program and the Noguchi Medical Research Institute to detect and respond to insecticide resistance and indoor residual spraying efficacy through the monitoring of malaria-carrying mosquitoes

On April 19, 2018, an annual campaign was launched in the Northern Region to spray households to prevent the spread of malaria. The spraying is known as “Indoor Residual Spraying,” which is the application of long-acting insecticides on the walls of houses in order to kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes that land…

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks at the Fourth Annual Powering Africa Summit

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks at the Fourth Annual Powering Africa Summit: Welcome, everyone.  It's good to see all of you here.  I think it speaks well for Power Africa, and I think it speaks well for the opportunities that we all see.  You know, I'm often asked, as Administrator,…

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Rotary International & the First Lady of Ghana Launch 2018 Family Health Days

Fifty communities located in the Volta, Central, Ashanti, Western, Eastern, Brong Ahafo, Northern, and Greater Accra Regions will benefit from targeted outreach activities

On February 20, 2018, the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo–Addo; representatives from the Ministry of Health; representatives from Rotary International; and USAID/Ghana Mission Director, Sharon L. Cromer, participated in the national launch of Rotary Family Health Days at Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Accra. Since 2014, Ghana’s Rotary…

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United States Agency for International Development and Ghana Government Promote Food Safety to Boost Trade

Ghana can now resume exporting three kinds of gourds, chili pepper and eggplant to the European Union

On February 14, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture hosted a forum to review progress made on the development of a pilot food safety and certification system in Ghana. Developing a sustainable traceability system was a crucial recommendation that supported…

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Zimbabwe: Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on the Death of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai

Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on the Death of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and USAID express heartfelt condolences on the death of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.  Our thoughts go out to his family and to all the people of Zimbabwe as we…

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Improving Livestock Health in South Sudan

Through the USAID/OFDA-supported Livestock Emergency Response Program, VSF/G supports community animal health workers to conduct vaccination campaigns in areas with high risk of livestock disease

Livestock health plays a critical role in the food security and overall well-being of pastoralist communities in South Sudan. When cattle herds are healthy, pastoralists rely heavily on dairy foods to bolster household food stocks with meat and milk, selling any surplus for additional income to care for their families with…