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U.S. Support Helps Ready world’s First Malaria Vaccine

America’s long-standing commitment to global health has helped a British pharmaceutical firm deliver the first widely available malaria vaccine, expected to save thousands of lives each year. The World Health Organization (WHO) on October 6 recommended a malaria vaccine called RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) for widespread use in sub-Saharan Africa and other areas with high malaria transmission. ...
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U.S. Helps Developing Countries to Help Themselves

The United States is the world’s largest donor of foreign aid, contributing $35.5 billion in 2020, according to figures published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Foreign aid is given to developing countries to help with emergency preparedness, disaster relief, economic development and poverty reduction. There are over 20 U.S. government agencies that ...
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Help Rural Women, Help Feed the World

Did you know? Women are a huge part of the agricultural labor force in developing countries — up to 50% in sub-Saharan Africa. Women farmers are less productive than men because they have a harder time getting land, tools, credit and training. If women had the same access to these resources as men, they could ...
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Tongo Tongo Commemoration Ceremony

On October 4, 2021, U.S. Embassy Niger commemorated the 4th anniversary of the ambush near Tongo Tongo, Niger on October 4, 2017 which claimed the lives of four Nigerien soldiers and four American soldiers. In her opening remarks, U.S. Embassy Niamey Chargé d’Affaires Ms. Susan N’Garnim, recalled the circumstances of the death of these soldiers ...
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MCC & USADF Promote Women and Youth Agribusinesses

On Tuesday September 14, 2021, U.S. Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker hosted a grant award ceremony at his residence to celebrate the second of two rounds of grants awarded to rural agribusinesses under the $437 million Compact between the Government of Niger and the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) manages ...
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