|—||President Obama on the situation in Ukraine, March 26, 2014|
"I am a woman, hear me roar," could have been the informal motto of the Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum — a two-day powerhouse event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby and the Papua New Guinean Ministry of Community Development. You can read more about this forum on DipNote.
Did you know that 50% of Papua New Guinea women have experienced sexual assault? How can we better support women leaders and empower rural women, particularly in an environment with cultural norms that foster gender inequality?
Monday is World Tuberculosis Day.
TB is curable, but there are 9 million people a year who get sick with TB and a third of them are “missed” by health systems.
Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities or are among marginalized populations.
Help World Health Organization (WHO) reach the 3 million!
Did you know that tuberculosis is 2nd only to HIV/AIDS in global deaths due to infectious diseases and that at least 1/3 of the nearly 36 million people living with HIV/AIDS are also infected with TB?
Today, Monday, March 24, 2014, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins the international community in commemorating World TB Day and those who have lost their lives to this terrible disease.
Happy World Water Day! Learn about the U.S. TechH2O water technology event exhibit on DipNote.
Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Tischenko Irina
|—||Assistant Secretary Doug Frantz on DipNote, March 21, 2014|
Don’t forget that tomorrow is World Water Day!
#wateris scarce for as many people as roughly the population of Europe – that’s 768 million people who don’t have access to safe water.
Under Secretary Wendy Sherman visited the Shrine of the Fallen in Kyiv, #Ukraine on March 20. As President Obama said, we support the people of Ukraine and their right to determine their own destiny.