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India worst affected by TB : US ambassador

India's success rate was 66 percent in fighting TB as per the statistical data of 2013. 

US invests USD 100 million to prevent, control TB in India

The US has invested nearly USD 100 million to prevent and control Tuberculosis in India over the last 18 years, but the dreaded disease continues to be a leading cause of death in the country, officials said today.

US ready to send assistance to quake-hit Pakistan and Afghanistan

Offering deepest condolences to those hit by a major earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the US has said it is ready to provide any kind of assistance to the two countries.

US to help provide skills training to 400 million Indians

US to help provide skills training to 400 million Indians

In a boost to India’s ambitious skill development programme, the US will collaborate with it on a number of education-related projects to help the country achieve its goal of providing such training to 400 million people in the next decade.

Holy men call for Swachh Kumbh Mela

Spiritual leaders on Thursday highlighted the importance of sanitation, hygiene and clean water at an event at the Kumbh Mela here.

NASA, USAID launch environmental information hub

 NASA and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a joint project to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries in the lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia.

US envoy applauds Sulabh's innovative efforts to improve sanitation

US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, on Thursday visited the headquarters of Sulabh International to witness the award-winning organization`s innovative sanitation and behavior change work.

Indian, African experts to participate in HIV-AIDS conference

Experts from India and East African nations will brainstorm ways to accelerate new preventive technologies for HIV-AIDS and to ensure greater role of low and middle-income economies in its vaccine research during a high-level technical session Tuesday.

India highest recipient of US economic assistance: USAID

The US provided USD 65.1 billion as economic assistance to India between 1946 and 2012, according to the US Agency for International Development (USAID) statistics.

US Air Force contingency response group reaches Nepal

A US Air Force contingency response group has reached the Nepalese capital Kathmandu to help the Nepal government in its recovery and rescue mission after a devastating earthquake hit the country recently.

Obama nominates Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

 President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Gayle Smith as the Administrator of USAID and if confirmed by the Congress she would replace Indian-American Raj Shah as the head of the American aid agency.

Obama calls Nepalese PM; offers support for quake victims

 US President Barack Obama today called Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to convey his deep condolences for the victims of the devastating quake and extended his full support for the rescue and relief mission.

US will `set an example for world` on climate change: John Kerry

The United States intends to "set an example for the world" in fighting climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, adding that the issue is a US foreign policy priority.

U.S. boosts quake aid to Nepal, says supplies to arrive shortly

The United States on Monday announced an additional $9 million in aid for Nepal, where more than 3,700 people were killed in a 7.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, bringing total U.S. disaster funding to $10 million.

John Kerry offers condolences to Nepal earthquake victims

 US Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House today expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the neighbouring region including India.

Raj Shah performed admirably at USAID: White House

The US has hailed highest ranking Indian American in the Obama Administration, Raj Shah - who quit recently as Administrator of the country's global development agency - for his admirable work in the face of adversity.

Over 20 companies to support Jan Dhan Yojana

Over 20 companies to support Jan Dhan Yojana

Over 20 Indian, US and other international private sector organisations will partner USAID in supporting the central government`s Jan Dhan Yojana programme, a statement said on Wednesday.

USAID, Bill-Melinda Gates Foundation to support Swachh Bharat campaign

The 'Swachh Bharat' campaign on Tuesday got a boost with USAID and Bill-Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) joining hands with the government and pledging a financial commitment of around USD 12 million over the next five years for the success of the Mission.

Safer suit for Ebola workers developed

An advanced protective suit which may reduce the risk of infection for health care workers who treat Ebola patients has been developed.

'I'm free,' says American after five years held in Cuba

The messages from Alan Gross had grown increasingly ominous. In May, on his 65th birthday, the former U.S. aid worker said he would rather die than spend another birthday in a Cuban prison. Two weeks ago, his wife said he was "literally wasting away."