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Jeudi, April 21, 2016

Cabinet Secretary Dr. Mailu, Director of Medical Services Dr. Kioko, National Malaria Control Program Head Dr. Waqo, WHO Representative Dr. Mandhlate,

Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning! It is my pleasure to join you all to observe World Malaria Day. Why do we commemorate World Malaria Day together every year? The answer is simple: malaria remains a serious threat to people’s health. Globally, malaria kills a child every two minutes. In Kenya, 70 percent of the population is at risk. Today we renew our resolve to eliminate this disease. Although malaria remains one of the leading causes of sickness and death in Kenya, we have come a long way and that is worth recognizing and celebrating.

Mardi, April 19, 2016 - 1:15pm

If we bring together the knowledge of the development and humanitarian communities, I know we can find the solutions needed to transform the way we respond to crises. But for this community to continue to respond like you have to disaster after disaster and crisis after crisis, the whole world is going to have to step up. We have to expand the resources available to meet the high level of need, understanding that any contribution, no matter how small, is needed and impactful. Humanitarian response is a burden shared by all of humanity, and the way we finance it should reflect that.

Jeudi, April 14, 2016 - 7:15am

The Millennium Alliance has grown from three founding partners in 2012 - FICCI, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Science and Technology - to now having eight partners including UKAID, ICCO Cooperation, ICICI Foundation, Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Health (WISH) Foundation and the World Bank. It has been an impressive journey and we are proud to have all of you as part of the alliance.

What began as a seven million dollar initiative is now a 25 million dollar and growing partnership that is supporting nearly 62 innovators through seed funding and capacity building services, as well as an additional 100 innovators with networking and advisory assistance. We are leveraging the best of our partner institutions and the best of private Indian philanthropy to develop solutions to tough challenges, making our joint assistance more efficient and effective. The alliance has proved that when we work together, we’re a powerful force for change.

Mercredi, April 13, 2016 - 4:45am

Indian farmers need climate adaptation support, and they need it promptly. That is why USAID/India and Skymet Weather Services started a four-year “Partnership in Climate Services for Resilient Agriculture in India” in October 2015 to help a farmer decide which crop to sow and how to harvest best results against the threats of climate change.

Lundi, April 4, 2016 - 6:45am

The U.S. Government is a committed partner of Kenya in agriculture, supporting Kenya through President Obama’s Feed the Future global program.  Feed the Future aims to reduce poverty and stunting by 20 percent through agriculture. Its Kenya Innovation Engine bridges the gap and catalyzes private investment by reducing investors’ risk in backing innovations to address food security, malnutrition, and poverty across Kenya.

Vendredi, April 1, 2016 - 4:45am

It is my pleasure to join you in marking an important day for family planning and reproductive health in Kenya, one on which we reaffirm the country’s commitment in these areas.

Jeudi, March 31, 2016 - 8:30pm

Justice Ginsburg and her colleagues across the judiciary are our nation’s most credible voices on what works and why, and a continued partnership with the U.S. judiciary will be essential to our success going forward. That’s why I am thrilled that USAID has recently renewed our agreement with the International Judicial Relations Committee so we can continue to tap into the extraordinary wealth of knowledge and experience of American judges.

Vendredi, March 25, 2016 - 2:45am

Today’s Leadership Summit announces the first 12 Mekong Learning Centers to officially join our program and also kicks-off a five-day training workshop for 60 instructors and administrators from each of the participating Lower Mekong countries (Burma-Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam).

Jeudi, March 24, 2016 - 4:45am

Year after year, we come together to discuss progress made in eradicating TB, and to renew our resolve in this fight. Why do we note this day every year?

Mercredi, March 23, 2016 - 5:45am

I am very pleased to be here today to help launch this important partnership between the Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, KenGen, and the U.S. Power Africa initiative, which seeks to bring 2,500 megawatts of low-cost, clean power on line in Kenya over the next ten years. 

Mardi, March 22, 2016 - 1:00pm

 

Good morning and thank you on behalf of the United States government and other international development partners for the opportunity to participate in today’s event. 

It is easily seen from the amazing turnout here today that Tuberculosis control remains a priority for us all. 

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