development assistance

Woman holding baby (Paul Joseph Brown/GAPPS)

A new way to improve maternal and newborn health

Pregnant women and newborn babies in India have access to better health care thanks to an initiative backed by the U.S. government and global partners.
Array of pumpkins on ground (Shutterstock)

From pumpkins to profits  —  a Ugandan success story

Since getting a solar dryer using a U.S. grant, Fatuma Namatosi has produced 1.5 million kilograms of pumpkin products and taught farmers to grow pumpkins.
Woman squatting next to open solar suitcase (Courtesy of Laura Stachel)

With her solar suitcase, she transforms health care

Shocked by the lack of reliable electricity in some rural health clinics, Laura Stachel and her husband designed a portable solar electric system.
Woman holding her child (© Jorge Fernandez/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Namibia curbing HIV with help of U.S. telemedicine

World AIDS Day is December 1. A U.S.-backed video conference program helps accelerate the race to end HIV/AIDS worldwide.
Filipino student reading a book (Leoncio Rodaje/USAID Philippines)

Filipinos can safely study in ‘alternative learning sites’

Unable to attend school because of instability caused by conflict, Filipino children learn at alternative sites with help from a U.S.-backed program.
Man and woman walking alongside olive grove (USAID/Bobby Neptune)

Growing peace in the Middle East through olive oil

A U.S.-backed project unites Palestinian and Israeli olive oil producers and distributors to learn and share experiences while promoting peace.
Girl standing in empty classroom (USAID/Morgana Wingard)

‘When I grow up, I want to become a teacher’

USAID is helping primary school children in Bangladesh by installing "reading corners" in classrooms to provide access to books.
Man welding (Leoncio M. Rodaje for USAID)

Welding is this Filipino’s answer to recurring violence

A U.S.-backed program offers job training for young people in the Philippines who live in areas with high rates of poverty and violence.
Ambulances and emergency workers in Pakistan (© Khuram Parvez/Reuters)

U.S. helps Pakistan, Afghanistan improve trauma care

Most of the world's 5 million injury-related deaths each year are in lower-income countries. A program in Pakistan and Afghanistan hopes to change that.