The yogurt plus prevention education is carried out in partnership with the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. In February, USAID launched a public-private partnership in cooperation with Standard Bank, the largest bank on the African continent; Namibia Dairies, that country's leading dairy company; and the Namibia Business Coalition on AIDS. USAID
Bringing better health systems, education and training to people around the globe contributes to a more secure, stable, and prosperous world. People are central to the sustainability and positive development of a country. The Department of State and USAID help recipient nations achieve and maintain improvements in the well-being and productivity of their citizens and build sustainable capacity to provide services in three priority program areas: health, education, and social services and protection for especially vulnerable populations. U.S. Government investments focus on improving the health of men, women, newborns, and children, in particular through such initiatives as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Health Initiative (GHI). Both of these presidential initiatives aim to maximize the impact the U.S. achieves for every dollar invested in global health. By investing in education, science and technology, and innovative practices, the Department and USAID are improving the lives of vulnerable populations.
The Department and USAID allocated $10.340 billion toward this Strategic Goal in FY 2011, which is 22 percent of the total State-USAID budget supporting all strategic goals. The Department and USAID met or exceeded targets for 50 percent of their performance indicators for Strategic Goal 3. Twenty-five percent of indicators were below target, and ratings were not available for 25 percent that are new indicators or data are not yet available.
Through investments in health and education, the U.S. Government works to unlock human potential and help the most vulnerable populations become more productive citizens. As indicated at right, the top 20 beneficiaries of U.S. Government assistance (blue) fall well below a select group of countries that have graduated from U.S. Government assistance (red)1 in every measure of human development on a scale of one to five, with five representing the performance of the best country in the world. Nonetheless, U.S. Government programs are yielding steady improvements in these areas as the data demonstrates below.