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3 Questions with COVID-19 Coordinator Dr. Monique N’Guessan: Charting a Course for Côte d’Ivoire

Dr. Monique N’Guessan
September 17, 2020
4 Minute Read
Many shortcomings have been highlighted in the management of COVID-19. Leveraging technology and coordinating among multi-sector health professionals will be critical as we overcome the effects of the pandemic.

3 Questions with Grace Namaganda: Balancing Service Delivery for HIV/AIDS, Malaria during COVID-19

Dr. Grace Namaganda
September 1, 2020
4 Minute Read
Grace Namaganda, the country director of the USAID Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) program in Malawi, explains how her team is working to protect immunocompromised patients and community health workers in the face of COVID-19.

3 Questions on Designing an Emergency Intervention in Lebanon During COVID-19 with Bilal Al Ayoubi

Bilal Al Ayoubi
August 26, 2020
4 Minute Read
In the wake of the tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, the USAID Community Support Program launched an emergency response community cleanup in a major blast zone — during COVID-19. Bilal Al Ayoubi shares how the project team is navigating this unfathomable challenge.

Beyond PPE: Protecting the Health Workforce during Crises

Wanda Jaskiewicz | Leah McManus | Elizabeth Walsh
August 19, 2020
4 Minute Read
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, there has been much in the news about providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to individuals and acknowledgment of hospitals being at capacity, but far less discussion on other critical ways to support and further protect the health workforce.

Early Grade Reading: What Does ‘Good’ Look Like and How Do We Measure It?

Kate Brolley
August 18, 2020
5 Minute Read
What do you need to measure improvement in early grade literacy? Early grade reading benchmarks and a way to frequently assess every student’s performance. Learn how the USAID Soma Umenye project collaborated with the Rwanda Education Board to develop both.

3 Questions with Fred Kasongo on Expanding Early Grade Literacy in Crisis-Affected Communities

Fred Kasongo
August 14, 2020
4 Minute Read
How can we equip teachers to support student literacy in the midst of global and regional uncertainties? Fred Kasongo reflects on the ACCELERE!1 project's training-of-trainers activities designed to strengthen early grade literacy in Eastern DRC, despite COVID-19, Ebola, and armed conflicts.
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Three Questions on Financing Self-Reliance with Mario Kerby

Mario Kerby
August 11, 2020
4 Minute Read
How can development practitioners foster local commitment for financing self-reliance? Chief of Party Mario Kerby shares how his project has engaged a diverse array of stakeholders — from finance ministers to schoolchildren — to ensure commitment to crucial fiscal reforms remains strong.

Moving Past the Discussion Table: 3 Methods for Operationalizing Private Sector Partnerships

Julian Guelig | Dany Khy | Frenki Kozeli
July 28, 2020
5 Minute Read
You have the private sector partner at the table, but what happens next? Frenki Kozeli, Julian Guelig, and Dany Khy share three approaches to forming private sector engagement partnerships that can be replicated and tailored across development contexts.

The Next Pandemic: Three Ways to Prepare

Jamey Butcher | Dr. Mariam Reda
July 9, 2020
4 Minute Read
COVID-19 has overwhelmed health systems in countries like the United States, Brazil, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. We must act now to mitigate the potentially catastrophic impacts on many developing countries where cases are swiftly increasing.