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A new way to improve maternal and newborn health

Pregnant women and newborn babies in India have access to better health care thanks to an initiative backed by the U.S. government and global partners.
Sleeping baby wearing colorful medical bracelet (Bempu)

This top invention can save a baby’s life

A Stanford engineer designed a low-cost wristband, called Bempu, to keep babies safe from hypothermia. Time magazine named it a top innovation of 2017.
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Combating poverty one bar of soap at a time [video]

SoapBox Soaps is an enterprise that combines business and philanthropy. For each bar of soap sold, it donates a bar to poor people in Africa and elsewhere.
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Talking down the HIV/AIDS stigma in sub-Saharan Africa

Overcoming stigma around HIV/AIDS is an essential step toward controlling the epidemic. A doctor from Botswana hosts panels on taboo topics to help.
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Vice president’s wife puts spotlight on art therapy

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Pence, champions both children and art therapy as she travels with her husband around the world.
Woman and child wearing face masks (© AP Images)

Is your country ready for a pandemic?

The Global Health Security Agenda aims to ensure all countries can prevent, detect and respond quickly to outbreaks of infectious diseases.
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We’re closer than ever to ending HIV/AIDS this World AIDS Day

Latest U.S. government data show historic highs in HIV prevention and treatment as people around the globe celebrate World AIDS Day on December 1.
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‘Historic moment’ in the global HIV/AIDS response

The United States, through PEPFAR, has helped not only to save and improve millions of lives, but also has transformed the global HIV/AIDS response.
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Namibia curbing HIV with help of U.S. telemedicine

World AIDS Day is December 1. A U.S.-backed video conference program helps accelerate the race to end HIV/AIDS worldwide.