Submission Guidelines for Guest Blogs on

USAID’s Water Team accepts blog submissions for its official website,, on a rolling basis. hosts its most dynamic content on its blog. Published biweekly and located on the homepage, the blog draws readers’ attention to news and research from the USAID Water Team and the broader water sector, and also features noteworthy water and advocacy day events and key website resources.


Enhancing Media Coverage of Water Issues in Africa and the Middle East

With funding from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) has trained nearly 30 journalists from the Nile Basin and across the Middle East on a variety of water issues. The trainings built capacity among journalists who often do not have the resources to focus on a single topical issue, such as water. This project represented whole-of-government thinking resulting in an U.S. government interagency project that impacts millions of people by bringing them reliable news and information about water issues. 


Social Science in Epidemics: Cholera Lessons Learned

This report is the first installment of the ‘Social Science in Epidemics’ series, commissioned by the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Direct Assistance (OFDA). In this series, past outbreaks are reviewed in order to identify social science ‘entry points’ for emergency interventions and preparedness activities. The aim is to determine tangible ways to address the social, political and economic dynamics of epidemics and to ensure that interventions build on the social and cultural resources of the communities they aim to support.

USAID #WaterSecureWorld Photo Contest Rules

In a water-stressed world billions of people worldwide lack safe drinking water and sanitation access, negatively impacting public health, economic growth, and food production. The new U.S. Government Global Water Strategy envisions a water secure world, where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient. USAID, through its Water and Development Plan, is contributing to the Strategy by providing 15 million people with sustainable access to safe drinking water services and 8 million people with sustainable sanitation.


Announcing the #WaterSecureWorld Photo Contest – Deadline Extended

Deadline extended to March 30 “Our vision is a water secure world, where people have sustainable supplies of water of sufficient quantity and quality to meet human, economic, and ecosystem needs while managing risks from floods and droughts.” - U.S. Government Global Water Strategy Can you Picture a Water Secure World?

Support for Service Delivery Integration-Communications

The Support for Service Delivery Integration (SSDI)-Communication project was a five year (2011-2016) USAID-funded social and behavior change communication (SBCC) project that worked with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other stakeholders in Malawi to promote normative and behavior change in several health areas: maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH); family planning (FP); malaria; HIV and AIDS; nutrition; and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH).


Marketing Innovations for Health

The goal of the Marketing Innovations for Health (MIH) Project, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is to “Contribute to sustained improvements of the health status of women and children in Bangladesh by increasing access to and demand for essential health products and services through the private sector.” Project funding includes $15.0 million in federal cash funds, provision of contraceptive commodities expected to generate $2.2 million for program use, and $112.3 million in cost share.


APHIAplus Health Communications & Marketing

USAID/Kenya supported an integrated service delivery model to improve the health of Kenyans in all 47 counties. AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Program, also known as APHIAplus, Health Communications and Marketing used social marketing and behavior change communication to promote healthy behavior and increased access to health services and products. The program focused on HIV, malaria, family planning, and maternal/child/neonatal health.