Posts tagged USAID
Posts tagged USAID
From the Peace Corps Digital Library: Photos taken by Peace Corps Volunteer Ron Dizon for a Peace Corps/USAID Project called Operation Help during the 1970s famine relief in Afghanistan.
Today is the first-ever International Day of the Girl Child.
The day was established by the the United Nations General Assembly to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world. It’s an occasion for reaching out and educating others about the status of girls and the positive results that can be obtained by investing in them and is a good platform for engaging girls directly and offering them an opportunity to interact with positive role models.
How did you help empower young women during your Peace Corps service?
Feed the Future - Food Security in Senegal with Peace Corps & USAID (by peacecorps)
It’s World Malaria Day! Join 3,000 Peace Corps volunteers in 18 countries across Africa as they work to Stomp Out Malaria.
Not sure what you can do to participate? Check out over 100 easy and ready-to-go project ideas here.
Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday
More than 7 million children will die this year before they reach their 5th birthday. That number is equivalent to the entire population of New York City. And, even more disturbing, most of these children will die from preventable causes.
At the same time, as a global community, we have made staggering progress in the reduction of child mortality. Over the last 50 years, child mortality has been reduced by 70%. This result is largely due to high-impact tools and interventions for child survival, notably new vaccines and more community health workers.
However, we must not let this progress hide the reality that more than 7 million children are at risk every year. In rich and poor countries alike, the poorest and most disadvantaged children continue to miss out on lifesaving, affordable interventions.
The tremendous declines in child mortality in Rwanda, (over 50%), and the 28% decline in both Tanzania and Ethiopia prove that these simple, cost-effective interventions can save lives. Now is the time for every nation to build on this proven success.
All governments and citizens are responsible for the survival of their most vulnerable children. Stakeholders in every country – from the government to civil society to the faith community to the private sector – are responsible for the survival of the world’s children. Their existing commitments as well as future commitments must be fulfilled.
Ending preventable child deaths is possible, if we all work together.