On Wednesday, March 8th, representatives from The Rambo Committee along with other USAID ASHA award recipients will be on Capitol Hill to meet with members of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate to thank them for their support for the USAID ASHA program.
Through USAID ASHA awards, CHM has purchased our new mobile clinic, begun the building our new maternal and child ward, and will purchase new equipment for this building including a state-of-the-art Neo-natal intensive care unit.
Please join us in thanking the House and the Senate for their support of USAID ASHA by taking a few minutes of your day and calling your Representative and Senators offices on Wednesday, March 8th.
To show support, all you have to say is "I have visited a site that has received a USAID ASHA award, and I am amazed at the good work being done. These dollars demonstrate American goodwill and the promotion of the best practices in public diplomacy.
The Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad began in 1947 and was incorporated into USAID by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Since its inception, USAID/ASHA has achieved a visible legacy by providing assistance to approximately 300 institutions globally and aiding in the development of innovative and state-of-the-art schools, libraries, and medical centers in more than 80 countries. USAID/ASHA’s record of contributing to and building connections with vibrant networks of civil society institutions extends through 25 U.S. Congresses and 17 presidential administrations. USAID/ASHA currently manages a worldwide portfolio of approximately 110 awards and is an invaluable complement to USAID’s wide-ranging development work.
USAID/ASHA directly contributes to U.S. foreign policy and public diplomacy objectives by fostering strong civil society institutions and excellence in higher education and innovation. The networks of educational and medical institutions supported by USAID/ASHA offer opportunities to access quality education and health services in areas of the world where often few or none exist. USAID/ASHA partners have educated successive generations of global citizens and leaders, deepening their understanding of American ideas and practices.