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  • Investing in Adolescent Girls' Education, Safety, and Health

    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.

  • President Obama: "Our Fight Against Violent Extremism"

    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.

  • Fighting Ebola: 5 Things You Need to Know About Emergency Funding to Combat the Disease

    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.

  • Innovating to Fight Ebola

    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.

  • Here's How You Can Help With the Effort to Stop the Spread of Ebola:

    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.

  • Ebola Requires the World’s United Action

    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.

  • President Obama to the International Community: We Must Do More to Fight Ebola

    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.

  • "The Most Important Title is 'Citizen'": President Obama on the Significance of a Civil Society

    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.

  • 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.