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Posted byon March 4, 2015 at 10:12 AM EDT
The President and First Lady announced Let Girls Learn, a new whole-of-government initiative that will support adolescent girls around the world. Building on USAID education programs that reach more than a million adolescent girls every year, the initiative will both improve access to quality education and target the barriers that can keep adolescent girls out of school, including gender-based violence and child marriage.
Posted byon February 18, 2015 at 12:08 PM EDT
In an op-ed in today's LA Times, President Obama notes that the United States has made significant gains against terrorism, but that we have work to do every day to ensure we're keeping up with an evolving threat.
Posted byon November 5, 2014 at 7:53 PM EDT
Today, the Administration asked Congress to help bolster America’s resources in the fight against Ebola by providing $6.18 billion toward our whole-of-government efforts.
Posted byon October 29, 2014 at 6:01 PM EDT
Earlier this month USAID launched Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), to rally innovators, scientists, and experts to generate pioneering solutions to improve delivery of care and stem the spread of Ebola. Through this Challenge we will develop, fund and test PPE solutions. Our goal is to have solutions in the field in months, not years.
Posted byon October 21, 2014 at 2:07 PM EDT
There's something each of us can do right now to help stop the global spread of ebola -- whether by volunteering, sharing a good idea, or making a monetary or other contribution.
Posted byon September 26, 2014 at 9:56 AM EDT
The nations of the world, along with key international organizations, gather at the White House to advance a Global Health Security Agenda that will help keep the world safe from infectious disease threats.
Posted byon September 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM EDT
President Obama has made combating this terrible disease a top national security priority and today, at the United Nations, he called on the world to join the United States in this effort.
Posted byon September 23, 2014 at 5:09 PM EDT
Speaking to the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, New York, President Obama explained how the voice of one citizen can remind us why a civil society is so essential.
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.