Fact Sheets

Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in adolescence is a major public health issue in Afghanistan, where the prevalence of anemia is among the highest in the world. 

USAID has been helping the Afghan government to increase children’s access to basic education since 2002. One of the ways in which USAID is helping bring education to children in remote areas is through community-based education activities implemented in partnership with UNICEF and the Afghan Ministry of Education. Community-Based Education is a proven means to reach children who are unable to access formal schools due to insecurity, distance or geographical constraints.

Sierra Leone discharges final Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient; no new EVD cases reported in the country for the second consecutive week. Overall weekly EVD case incidence across EVD-affected West African countries has remained at three confirmed cases for four consecutive weeks. All EVD contacts in Liberia complete 21-day monitoring period; countrywide surveillance efforts continue.

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Low Emissions Asian Development program works with regional governments, businesses and institutions toward sustainable, low-carbon economic development, or “green growth,” across all economic sectors. The five-year program promotes regional cooperation to develop and implement low emission development strategies, improve greenhouse gas inventories and advance carbon markets in 12 countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia has worked to stop the illegal trade in wildlife in Asia ever since the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) was formed in 2005. The U.S assistance demonstrates strong public commitment for reducing one of the largest threats to biodiversity in Asia. At current rates of illegal wildlife trading, up to 40 percent of Asian wildlife species could be lost in this century.

Afghanistan has some of the highest levels of malnutrition among children and women in the world.  More than 40 percent of Afghan children less than five years old have stunted growth, a symptom of chronic malnutrition.

Innovative design coupled with sustainable trade practices can be used as a source of competitive advantage for artisans from developing nations. This is particularly true in the current climate of globalization and the declining value of traditional artisanal products.

A healthy population directly contributes to Haiti’s stability, economic growth, and democracy. The SSQH-CS Project provides access to and increases utilization of primary healthcare services, including pre- and post-natal care; family planning; nutrition; HIV/AIDS; TB; immunizations; and water, sanitation, and hygiene, while emphasizing and improving the quality of those services. In order to advance its operations and healthcare services, SSQH-CS is harnessing the power of science and technology--integrating new financial tools for facility management and innovative mHealth (mobile health) applications to expand the network’s mobile data collection, health mentoring, and referral capabilities.

Haiti’s private sector is an essential contributor to the country’s long-term economic development and vitality. The Haitian economy continues to be primarily driven by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which have the potential to be strong engines of economic growth and create thousands of new jobs.

The goal of the Smallholder Alliance for Sorghum in Haiti (SMASH) Program is to improve the incomes of up to 18,000 Haitian subsistence farmers through increased incomes and production of locally grown sorghum in place of imported wheat in the production of BRANA’s product, Malta H, a non-alcoholic nutritional beverage.


Last updated: October 07, 2015

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