United States Agency for International Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the primary United States government agency responsible for distributing foreign aid. USAID’s funding patterns reflect its goals of facilitating the end of extreme poverty and promoting resilient, democratic societies. USAID-funded programs address poverty in a variety of ways, focusing on food insecurity, climate change, health, education, good governance, human rights, and empowerment of women and girls. USAID is globally active in a variety of different health areas, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning , tuberculosis , maternal and child health and survival, water, sanitation and hygiene , and health system strengthening. USAID plans its work in each country around an individual country development program managed by a resident mission. USAID partners with local governments and other actors, making innovative use of science, technology and human capital to bring the most profound results to the greatest number of people. The Agency is building on its legacy as one of the world’s premier development agencies and making new progress toward its ultimate goal: creating the conditions where U.S. assistance is no longer needed.