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Posted byon August 19, 2014 at 12:06 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon July 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon July 2, 2014 at 6:42 PM EDT
Dr. Jill Biden arrives in Lusaka, Zambia, her first stop on a three-country visit to Africa.
Posted byon April 25, 2014 at 5:42 PM EDT
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
Posted byon April 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon March 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon December 12, 2013 at 4:04 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 24, 2013 at 6:23 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 23, 2013 at 4:57 PM EDT
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.