What do coffee flour and crickets have in common? How can fruit and vegetables stay fresh longer? The answers to these questions can be found in the innovative ideas that USAID welcomed at its recent LAUNCH Food Challenge -- an open competition that drew 280 innovators from 74 countries. Click on to discover a few of our favorites!
One in seven people. That's how many people around the world have a neglected tropical disease (NTD)! Fortunately, USAID has been working to end NTDs for 10 years, delivering 2 billion treatments. Flip through our guide to see what progress looks like. [ Neglecteddiseases.gov Link ]
READ & SHARE this month's Feed the Future newsletter. From processing plantain chips in Honduras to improving child health in Cambodia, find a dozen stories of our work to empower women & boost food security. You might even want to subscribe to the newsletter to receive it monthly in your email inbox!
"Sickness doesn't come with an appointment," says Adrian, a healthworker in Zambia who wears many hats. He's a farmer, husband, father & headman working to #EndMalaria. Enjoy and share his story to help us celebrate progress!
Way to go, Sharada! After an earthquake destroyed her village in Nepal, Sharada retrained as a mason—showing that construction can be a women's job! She's built 86 homes and trained dozens of other women. BBC Media Action shares hers story.
TODAY is World Malaria Day! 400K people will die of the disease this year, but unsung heroes - nurses, community health workers and community members are working tirelessly to stop Malaria. Share this post and meet the heroes in video vignettes at [ Medium.com Link ]
Spelling bees, storytelling and mobile libraries. These are a few ways that USAID and local partners are improving literacy in Ghana, where only 2% of children read at grade level with fluency and comprehension. #WorldBookDay
A success story worth sharing! Malaria was once the leading killer in Zambia. Today, bednets, spraying and smart measures to keep mosquitos away is keeping kids in school and adults healthy. Share this video about efforts to end malaria to help us celebrate progress in advance of #WorldMalariaDay!
Happy Earth Day! 2.6 billion people in developing countries depend on fish for protein and income. USAID works to safeguard and strengthen opportunities in fishing to protect wildlife and a vital economic resource. #EarthDay
What do you think of when you think of rain? In Zambia, rain brings life, but also malaria. Enjoy a trailer from our new "Water is Life" film now and check our page on Sunday for the full film. #EndMalaria
Don't pause! Hit play to watch Dorica share what it's like to live "free from sickness." Although she lost a daughter to malaria, Dorica is hopeful for the future withough malaria in Zambia. #WorldMalariaDay
USAID Partners: Did a new approach improve your project's impact? Share your case study in this year's Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Case Competition. Show us how your team’s innovation and expertise positively changed outcomes. Submission deadline is May 1.