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Learning Tours Reports

Read trip reports from past Learning Tours.

2019 Reports

Malawi Impact Report – Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment (November 2019)

A bipartisan group of U.S. Congressional staffers traveled to Malawi with CARE to see how vital U.S. investments in health, women’s and youth’s empowerment are helping to equip families and communities with the tools and resources necessary to lift themselves out of poverty.

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Bangladesh Impact Report – Tackling Acute Malnutrition (October 2019)

U.S. Congressional Representatives Dwight Evans (D-PA-03) and Andy Levin (D-MI-09) traveled to Bangladesh with CARE to see how vital U.S. investments in combatting malnutrition and stunting are helping to build more resilient and healthier Bangladeshi and refugee communities.

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Uganda Impact Report – Refugee Response and Food and Nutrition Security (August 2019)

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chris Coons (D-DE) traveled with CARE to see how U.S. investments and partnerships are supporting economic opportunities and improving social conditions for refugees, women and children in Uganda.

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Mozambique Impact Report – Agricultural Research and Development (May 2019)

A bipartisan group of Congressional staffers traveled to Mozambique with CARE to see how vital U.S investments in agricultural research and development (R&D) and food security help build the capacity and resiliency of farmers.

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Guatemala Impact Report – Empowering Women and Preventing Gender-Based Violence (April 2019)

From April 24-28, Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN-5), Carol Miller (R-WV-3) and Ann Wagner (R-MO-2) traveled to Guatemala with CARE to see how U.S. investments and partnerships are promoting women’s and girls’ empowerment and building long-term stability in the region.

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2018 Reports

Sierra Leone Impact Report – Global Health & Sustainable Development (August 2018)

From August 5-11, a group of members of Congress from California and their staff and guests traveled with CARE to Sierra Leone to see how vital U.S. investments and partnerships are improving health outcomes for women and their families.

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Rwanda Impact Report – Women & Girls’ Empowerment (May 2018)

In May, a bipartisan group of senior, all-female House Congressional chiefs of staff and committee directors, technical experts and a media representative traveled to Rwanda with CARE to see how U.S. investments and partnerships are saving lives and promoting women’s and girls’ empowerment.

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Zambia Trip Impact Report – Maternal & Child Health (February 2018)

In February, a bipartisan and bicameral delegation of Congressional staffers, technical experts and the media traveled with CARE to see how U.S. investments and partnerships in Zambia are saving lives and improving maternal and child health outcomes for families and communities.

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2017 Reports

Honduras Trip Impact Report – Food & Nutrition Security (October 2017)

In October 2017, a bipartisan delegation of Congressional staffers, technical experts and the media traveled with CARE to see how U.S. investments and partnerships in Honduras are saving lives and improving food and nutrition security for families and communities.

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Jordan – Empowering Women & Girls in Humanitarian Emergencies (July 2017)

In July 2017, a delegation of policymakers, technical experts and the media traveled with CARE to see the positive reach and scope of U.S. investments and partnerships in Jordan, particularly focused on the impact of humanitarian assistance programs and the long-term efforts to protect and empower displaced women and girls.

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India & Nepal – Women & Girls’ Empowerment (April 2017)

In April 2017, a bipartisan delegation of Senators and leaders from the public and private sectors traveled to India and Nepal with CARE to see how U.S. investments build healthier, stronger and more resilient communities.

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Bangladesh – Women & Girls’ Empowerment (February 2017)

From February 17-23, a bipartisan group of House and Senate Congressional communications staffers traveled with CARE on a Learning Tour to Bangladesh to see firsthand the role that U.S. investments play in empowering women and girls to lift themselves out of poverty and be catalysts for change in their families and communities.

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2016 Reports

Niger – A Look at Investments in Flexible Food Aid (October 2016)

From October 30 to November 4, a bipartisan group of House and Senate Congressional staffers and influential leaders from the public and private sectors traveled with CARE on a Learning Tour to Niger.

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Haiti – Maternal & Child Health (September 2016)

From September 24-27, a group of influential leaders traveled on a Learning Tour to Haiti with CARE and Hope Through Healing Hands.

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Sierra Leone & Cote d’Ivoire – Maternal & Child Health (May 2016)

From May 28-June 4, a group of House and Senate congressional staffers, technical experts and a media representative, traveled with CARE to visit Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire, where they learned about the importance of U.S. investments in maternal and child health to promote better health outcomes for women and youth in West Africa.

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Rwanda & DRC: Empowering Healthier Women and Families Through Smart Investments in Maternal and Child Health (February 2016)

On this five-day Learning Tour, a group of five Arizona delegates, a technical expert and one of CARE’s board members traveled more than 7,000 miles to visit Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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2015 Reports

Djibouti & Mozambique – Tackling Short- & Long-term Food & Nutrition Insecurity (August 2015)

From August 17-23, 2015, a delegation of U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee staffers, the Administrator from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a technical expert from Global Child Nutrition Foundation, traveled to Djibouti and Mozambique to see how U.S. investments in food and nutrition security are providing short-term food assistance to those in need, while also building the capacity of smallholder farmers to sustainably produce enough nutritious food to feed their families and lift their communities out of poverty.

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Malawi & Kenya – Women & Girls’ Empowerment (May 2015)

On this Learning Tour to Malawi and Kenya, a diverse delegation from the public and private sectors, including an Ambassador and five members of Congress from California, Florida and Texas, saw firsthand the challenges girls face around the world.

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Guatemala – Maternal & Child Health (February 2015)

On this Learning Tour to Guatemala, a diverse delegation from the government, private sector and the media, including two members of Congress, saw firsthand the impact of U.S. investments focused on improving maternal, newborn and child health.

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2014 Reports

Cambodia – Maternal & Child Health (November 2014)

On this Learning Tour to Cambodia, a diverse delegation from the public, private and media sectors, including three members of Congress who sit on the Appropriations committee and two Australian Members of Parliament, saw firsthand the impact of U.S. and Australian investments in improving maternal, newborn and child health.

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Guatemala & Honduras – Food & Nutrition Security (April 2014)

On this two-country Learning Tour to Guatemala and Honduras, a diverse delegation, from the public, private and media sector traveled on the Learning Tour – bringing their expertise and perspective to the issue of global hunger.

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Ethiopia – Food & Nutrition Security (January 2014)

From January 19-24, seven Congressional chiefs of staff and Kojo Nnamdi, longtime host of WAMU FM’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show and The Politics Hour in Washington, D.C., traveled to Ethiopia with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE to see how U.S. investments in food and nutrition security are enhancing the resilience and self-sufficiency of smallholder farmers.

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2013 Reports

India – Maternal & Child Health (November 2013)

On this CARE Learning Tour, a group of U.S. Congressional chiefs of staff, policy experts and the media traveled throughout India to explore how U.S. investments are helping improve the country’s health and education outcomes, particularly through empowering women and girls.

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Jordan – Development & Humanitarian Assistance (August 2013)

The civil war in Syria has left more than 2 million people externally displaced and that figure is expected to reach 3 million by the end of 2013.

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South Sudan & Tanzania – Food & Nutrition Security (February 2013)

Over the last few years, rising food prices and climate pattern changes have compromised the ability for many farmers in Africa to access food for their families, and the countries of South Sudan and Tanzania are no exception.

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2012 Reports

Haiti – From Relief to Development (August 2012)

In August, a group of U.S. Congressional staff members and a media representative traveled on a CARE Learning Tour to Haiti to focus on progress – as well as the economic and social challenges that remain – more than two and a half years after a 7.0 earthquake devastated the country.

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Uganda – Strengthening the Impact of Integrated Programs (April 2012)

From April 4-6, 2012, a high-level delegation of U.S. policymakers and influential decision-makers traveled to Uganda to learn how key innovations and investments in U.S. foreign assistance, particularly those designed to improve the conditions of women and girls, have made progress possible.

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Liberia & Ghana – Maternal & Child Health (January 2012)

In January 2012, a high-level delegation, including U.S. Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA), Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Hank Johnson (D-GA), traveled to the countries of Liberia and Ghana on CARE’s Learning Tour to examine the effectiveness of U.S. Government investments in foreign assistance programs.

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2011 Reports

Rwanda & DRC – Women & Girls’ Empowerment / Maternal & Child Health (August 2011)

On this unique two-country Learning Tour, a high-level delegation, including Congressman Jim McDermott from Washington State who helped lead the trip, traveled to Rwanda and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to learn about the reach and scope of U.S. investments in overseas development programs, particularly those focused on positive health outcomes for women, young girls and their families.

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Bangladesh – Maternal & Child Health (April 2011)

CARE has worked in Bangladesh for over sixty years and knows the improvements people have made in their communities to lift themselves out of poverty. On this trip, CARE engaged key leaders from the public and private sectors to examine maternal, newborn, and child health \ issues (MNCH) and overall foreign assistance programs in Bangladesh.

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2010 Reports

Ethiopia – Maternal & Child Health (September 2010)

On this Learning Tour to Ethiopia, CARE engaged key decision-makers and advocates in the work being done to reduce maternal deaths. The trip took place just before the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Summit in New York, which focused the delegation’s observations on U.S. global health investments.

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Peru – Maternal & Child Health (June 2010)

CARE’s Learning Tour to Peru was an opportunity to see firsthand the strategies behind a successful maternal health program. At the heart of this trip was the rural town of Ayacucho where maternal mortality was reduced by 50 percent between 2000 and 2005, twice the reduction seen in a comparison region.

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Sierra Leone – Maternal & Child Health (January 2010)

On this CARE Learning Tour we bring together influential people, connectors, all with a common goal to prevent maternal deaths and empower women. The delegation travels to Sierra Leone to witness first-hand what is being done to address maternal mortality, one of the most pressing health issues facing that country and which disproportionally effects poor and marginalized women across the world.

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2009 Reports

Kenya – Global Health Solutions (August 2009)

Our delegation traveled to Kenya 18 months after post-election violence left deep scars on its population of nearly 40 million people. We heard from women about their most pressing issues related to the health and well-being of their families. We spoke to health workers in rural communities and in urban areas about successes they’ve had at reversing maternal mortality and the spread of diseases like HIV and malaria, and the challenges they continue to face in these fights.

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Tanzania – Maternal & Child Health (April 2009)

No matter how committed an advocate is, reading analysis papers and citing statistics simply does not replace meeting the people living in the developing world, where 99 percent of maternal deaths happen.

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