United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The United States Agency for International Development is an independent United States agency that provides international development assistance and civilian foreign aid. Since its founding, the agency’s distribution of resources has helped save millions of lives, increased democratic governance, and reduced poverty in 154 countries around the world.  

During the COVID-19 pandemic, USAID has played an important role in vaccine delivery and administration, providing public health guidance, and distributing COVID-19 equipment, diagnostics, and therapies. In addition, USAID works to support existing international development progress—such as educational initiatives and emergency food assistance—to prevent backsliding due to the pandemic.  

Shot@Life’s grassroots activists play a critical role in sustaining funding for USAID through their advocacy with federal representatives. Shot@Life also supports USAID by raising awareness for its health and development initiatives.