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Dr. Rajiv Shah

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The Ben Rhodes I Know...

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 3:16 PM

I have been disappointed at the recent public discussion about White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes.

Some of this recent press is grounded in the usual Washington debates about President Obama's foreign policy. Ben does represent that policy to the outside world and helps shape...

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A Promise Renewed: A Great Global Ambition and Every Father's Dream

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2013 | 10:15 AM

What will you be doing this Father's Day?

Reading homemade cards? Playing catch with your kids? Grilling in the back yard with the family?

We often take such simple pleasures for granted. But, elsewhere, millions of fathers around the world will struggle to help their children survive and thrive.


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1,000 Photos

(1) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 2:09 PM


As of today, 1,000 people around the world have posted photos of their 5th birthday in support of the Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday awareness campaign. From Secretary Hillary Clinton and Kay Warren to Tony Hawk and Mandy Moore, government representatives,...

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Every Child Deserves A 5th Birthday

(9) Comments | Posted April 22, 2012 | 4:18 PM

As a father of three, I see unlimited potential when I look at my children. And I am reminded that my own parents came to the United States from India so that my sister and I could have a strong education and greater opportunity in life.

But around the world,...

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World AIDS Day

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 9:55 AM

For the first time since the AIDS virus surfaced, devastating communities and overwhelming nations, the world has the tools and knowledge to ensure an entire generation is born free from its scourge. By building on a strong legacy of progress and bipartisan support and relying on proven interventions and new...

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FWD the Facts About Famine, War and Drought in the Horn of Africa

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 3:19 PM

As many of you know, the worst drought in 60 years has devastated communities throughout the Horn of Africa, leaving more than 13 million people in a state of crisis -- greater than the population of Los Angeles and New York combined.

In Somalia -- where twenty years of war...

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Innovations to Save Moms and Babies

(1) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 1:30 PM

Six hundred grant proposals recently poured into U.S. Agency for International Development from around the globe. Each had the potential to become the next breakthrough in maternal and infant health -- the ultimate aspiration of an international partnership called Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge...

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From the American People

(24) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 6:35 PM

Americans recognize that our security and prosperity depend on having stable global partners, able to contribute to solving shared problems. Americans also know that our influence in the world and our ability to rally peoples and nations around common challenges rests in large measure on our reputation as a beacon...

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Investing in Game Changers

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2010 | 1:13 PM

For 15 years, HIV/AIDS researchers have pursued a breakthrough that has proved elusive: a way for women to protect themselves from HIV infection. In mid-July, a study funded by USAID and the South African government put that breakthrough within reach. Evidence from field trials showed that an anti-retroviral...

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Healthy Mothers Nurture Hope

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2010 | 12:46 PM

The Huffington Post's Living section joins Mothers Day Every Day, a joint campaign of the White Ribbon Alliance and CARE, in a daily countdown to Mothers Day with special voices working to help save the lives of mothers and newborns around the world. Mothers Day Every Day is...

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Got Ideas for Changing the World?

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 3:38 PM

Just over one year ago, President Obama gave a rousing speech in Cairo laying out a vision of a new ethic for U.S. relations with the world - that of Global Engagement. As a policy, Global Engagement is an effort on the part of the U.S. Government to...

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Helping People Help Themselves

(1) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 9:55 AM

Just outside Kigali, in the central African country of Rwanda, Emmanuel Harelimana goes to work at a coffee roasting company. Set high on a hill, CAFERWA's walls are filled with large machines that roast coffee for export to countries as far away as the United States and Switzerland. Speaking over...

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One Month Later, Haiti's Humanitarian Crisis Remains

(33) Comments | Posted February 12, 2010 | 9:33 AM

One month ago, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti.

In the hours that followed, President Obama gathered his senior leadership and gave a clear directive: respond quickly and overcome any obstacles that stand in the way. We used the lessons we learned from past disasters, and we did not allow...

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