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ASHA Partners Meeting – February 2020

This year’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Partners Meeting was held on February 18 – 19, 2020. The
annual meeting, held in Washington DC, was dedicated to the theme “Financing Self- Reliance.” There were two key objectives to the gathering: USAID resources for finance strategies and organizational transformation enabling new opportunities for partnership. The attendees were introduced to three initiatives within the USAID framework: the Development Credit Authority, Global Development Alliance and Center for Faith & Opportunity Initiatives. As a 2018 grant recipient, it was inspiring to meet the individuals of the ASHA team; they are tireless in their efforts to provide the support needed for the many missions it funds. The most rewarding moments of the two day meeting were comprised of idea sharing with fellow recipients and being reminded of how USAID is making a difference in countries all around the globe.

Our USAID ASHA grant application for FY2019 was submitted on March 2, 2020. Our 2019 application, “Advanced Simulation Center for Excellence in Nursing and Multidisciplinary Emergency Team Training”, seeks funding for an advanced simulation training center for nursing students and multi-disciplinary emergency teams in anesthesia, obstetrics and pediatrics to improve outcomes for high risk mothers and infants.

The Partners Meeting was truly a hopeful reminder of how USAID disbursed funds to convey the American people’s desire to support institutions that will provide prosperity and improve the quality of life for everyone.

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