capacity building

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Liberia Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition & Child Health

Devastated by a 14-year civil war, the Liberian government established a peace accord and transition toward a democratic government in 2003. The nation has now undergone five years of peace building and reconstruction, investing in roads, schools, hospitals and clinics, educational facilities, electrical power supply, and other essential physical infrastructure that was destroyed or severely damaged during the war.

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Pastoralist Resiliency Improvement & Market Expansion

The Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) project, funded under the United States government’s Feed the Future initiative, was launched in October 2012 in one of the most shock-prone areas of the world, the drylands of Ethiopia. A key objective of the project is to enhance the resilience of households to shocks. In particular, it aims to enable households to withstand and recover from the recurrent climate-related shocks—mainly drought—to which they are subjected.

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TRANSFORM/WASH

There has been a great deal of progress in the sanitation and hygiene sector in Ethiopia during the past five years, much of it achieved through the Government’s Health Extension Program, where seven of the 16 components address WASH behaviors at the household level. However, access to improved water and sanitation facilities and practice of key hygiene behaviors remain low.

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Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program

From 2008 - 2014, the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) worked in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to improve the health of women and their families. USAID’s flagship maternal and child health program, MCHIP's vision was to accelerate the reduction of maternal, newborn, and child mortality in USAID priority countries facing the highest disease burden.

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Laikipia Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity Conservation Program

The Laikipia Biodiversity Conservation Program supports the Laikipia Wildlife Forum, a membership-based organization established to conserve Laikipia’s wildlife and ecosystem integrity. The program improves the lives of Laikipia’s people by bringing communities together to conserve and sustainably use the natural resources on which they depend. The program also promotes innovative strategies for rangeland management, river and wetland management, conservation enterprise development, and forest management.

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Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project

The Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project improved food security and nutrition, and raises incomes for more than 200,000 smallholder farmers. The project helped farmers grow more and better quality fruits, vegetables, and flowers, with a special focus on strengthening the value chains related to eight crops: sweet potato, Irish potato, passion fruit, mango, banana, tomato, cabbage, peas, and beans. The project also expanded the processing of horticultural produce, linking small-scale farmers with local and export markets, and improving the overall agricultural policy environment.

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AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance – Kamili

USAID Kenya supported an integrated service delivery model to improve the health of Kenyans across the country. The AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance program, also known as APHIAplus, combined family planning, maternal/child health, malaria, nutrition, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services to provide an integrated, high-quality, equitable approach to sustainable services at the national, county, and community levels.

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APHIAplus Rift Valley

APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonde improved the lives of mothers, children and their families in Kenya’s Rift Valley region. The project focused on delivery of quality health services related to HIV/AIDS, family planning, reproductive health, malaria and tuberculosis. APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonde led interventions to strengthen HIV counseling and testing, prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, increase family planning and reproductive health resources, and improve maternal and child health.

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APHIAPlus Nyanza/ Western

USAID/Kenya supported an integrated service delivery model to improve the health of Kenyans across the country. The AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Program, also known as APHIAPlus, combined family planning, maternal/child health, malaria, nutrition, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services to provide an integrated, high-quality, equitable approach to sustainable services at the national, county, and community levels.

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Kenya Arid Lands Disaster Risk Reduction

The Kenya Arid Lands Disaster Risk Reduction Water Sanitation and Hygiene activity worked to increase access to clean water and improve sanitation and hygiene in Kenya’s arid lands to more than 160, 000 vulnerable people. The activity was part of a larger effort to assist the Kenyan government and local communities to increase their resilience to droughts and flooding caused by a changing climate.