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U.S. helps hospitals in Guinea regain people’s trust after Ebola

The Ebola outbreak shattered Guineans' trust in hospitals and emptied the maternity ward in one town. Now it's full again, thanks in part to USAID help.
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U.S. helps Egypt preserve bird-themed mosaics [video]

In Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria, visitors are discovering the exquisite bird-themed mosaics of a Greco-Roman villa from over 2,000 years ago.
Mark Green shaking hands with man holding soccer ball (U.S. Navy)

7 facts you should know about USAID’s new leader

Meet the new USAID administrator who volunteered in Kenya, was ambassador to Tanzania, and has family in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
Woman standing among corn stalks (AUN-API)

After escaping Boko Haram, farmers begin a new season with hope

Once displaced by chaos caused by the Boko Haram terrorist organization, thousands of Nigerian farmers are cultivating again.
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Clean water, better lives

When you think about how to build a better world, think about providing clean water to about 663 million people worldwide who don’t have it.
Woman standing in the doorway of a hut filled with maize (© AP Images)

New maize seeds could be ‘game-changer’ in Africa

A new, drought-resistant type of maize seed could prevent hunger in parts of Africa and may be ready as early as the next planting season.
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Meet 5 U.S.-based groups helping displaced Syrians

Aid for Syrian refugees doesn't just come from the government. These organizations are providing food, medical care, educational tools and hope.
Woman and her children under mosquito net (© AP Images)

See how countries saved hundreds of millions from malaria in 15...

Anti-malarial bed nets have prevented 663 million cases of malaria, causing rates to halve since 2000, thanks to international efforts.
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Tools to save new mothers’ lives fit in a purse

Zubaida Bai and her husband, Habib Anwar, founded Ayzh, a company producing low-cost maternal health-care products for women who are without many resources.