Somalia schoolchildren sitting in a group (© Ismail Taxta/UNICEF-Somalia)

Somalia’s next generation of storytellers

Somalia has long been known for its poets and storytellers. Learn about a U.S.-backed program using oral traditions to help strengthen literacy there.
Illustration of person shouldering large red bag (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Countries are waking up to the cost of predatory loans

Some cheap infrastructure loans may sound like a good deal, but they can leave countries in a debt trap that costs too much.
Convoy of trucks transporting humanitarian aid to Venezuela (© Fernando Vergara/AP Images)

U.S. delivers more humanitarian aid to Venezuelan border

Humanitarian aid from the United States is arriving at the Colombia-Venezuela border, awaiting distribution to needy Venezuelans.
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Counting lives saved from AIDS, 15 years after PEPFAR [infographic]

For the first time, the world has the opportunity to control AIDS — an achievement due, in large part, to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
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Creative ways to prevent malaria in Zimbabwe

A U.S.-backed project helped the Chapoto community in Zimbabwe create an audiobook that teaches malaria prevention and treatment in their own language.
Woman in safety suit spraying inside of a house (© Jessica Scranton/AIRS)

U.S. broadens effort to combat malaria in Africa

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative will expand its malaria prevention programs into four new countries in West and Central Africa.
Airmen loading medical supplies at night onto aircraft (U.S. Air Force/Technical Sergeant Rebeccah Woodrow)

U.S. is the world’s largest donor to global public health

America leads the world in foreign aid for public health. Learn how it is holding an international organization that distributes that funding accountable.
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U.S. provides disaster relief to Indonesia

When earthquakes and other natural disasters strike, the United States lends a hand to its friends around the world. Today, the U.S. is assisting Indonesia.
Child being given shot in arm (PAHO/WHO/Sabina Rodriguez)

Measles in Venezuela under control, thanks to international aid

The Pan American Health Organization reports a 91 percent decrease in confirmed measles cases in Venezuela between 2018 and 2019, thanks to foreign aid.