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  • Making for a Stronger Africa

    This month, the first class of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows converged on Washington, D.C. for their inaugural Presidential Summit. During the Summit, many of the Fellows joined the US Global Development Lab and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy at Fab Lab DC to discuss the role of making in Africa’s economic and community development.

  • Dispatches with Dr. Biden: On the Road in the DRC

    Following Dr. Biden’s visit to Zambia, she traveled next to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), her second stop on a three-country visit to Africa.

  • Dispatches with Dr. Biden: Lusaka, Zambia

    Dr. Jill Biden arrives in Lusaka, Zambia, her first stop on a three-country visit to Africa.

  • We Can Defeat Malaria

    World Malaria Day is a moment to celebrate the great progress we’ve helped achieve globally fighting this disease and an opportunity to renew our commitment to seeing this fight through to the end

  • ViiV Healthcare and the Medicines Patent Pool Expand Access to Latest HIV Drugs

    A recent agreement between ViiV Healthcare (a joint venture of GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Shionogi) and the Medicines Patent Pool marks a significant step forward in ongoing efforts to achieve both access to medicines for developing countries and the promotion of innovation to develop more of these life-saving treatments.

  • Advancing Women's Potential Around the World

    Across the world, the work of USAID is grounded in the fundamental principle that investing in women and girls delivers exponentially greater dividends for peace, security, and prosperity.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb and Medicines Patent Pool Increase Access to Critical HIV Drug

    Today, we congratulate the biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb and the voluntary-patent-licensing organization the Medicines Patent Pool on their newly-announced agreement to increase access to the critical HIV treatment, atazanavir, in developing countries.

  • Harnessing S&T for Global Development

    OSTP Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation Tom Kalil recently interviewed Dr. Andrew Sisson, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Indonesia, who is leveraging science and technology (S&T) and innovation to help tackle development challenges in Indonesia. Read the Q&A.

  • Making Energy More Accessible in Africa: The Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge

    To accelerate the delivery of electricity to rural populations, the U.S. African Development Foundation has teamed up with GE Africa to launch the $2 million, three-year Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge.

  • Equal Futures Partnership— A New Agenda for Progress

    At the UN General Assembly, Valerie Jarrett hosts an event to mark the one year anniversary of the launch of the Equal Futures Partnership – a coalition of countries who have committed to take action to remove barriers to opportunity and promote equality for women and girls in our countries.