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Meet America’s top public health official

The United States has a new top doctor. Dr. Jerome M. Adams, the new U.S. surgeon general, says a top priority is tackling America's opioid epidemic.
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Putting HIV and malaria prevention on the map

Volunteers in Africa and the U.S. are helping fill in details of unmarked satellite images for areas affected by HIV and malaria.
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U.S. helps hospitals in Guinea regain people’s trust after Ebola

The Ebola outbreak shattered Guineans' trust in hospitals and emptied the maternity ward in one town. Now it's full again, thanks in part to USAID help.
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Fake medicines cost lives

Counterfeit drugs are a global problem, sickening people who think they are buying medicine to treat a malady like malaria or an infection.
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U.S. brokers water pact between Israel and the Palestinian Authority

Israel will sell freshwater to Gaza and the West Bank as part of a recent agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
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U.S. military helps people in need in the Americas

"Continuing Promise" brought U.S. military members to Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras to provide medical care and other humanitarian efforts.
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Guatemalan communities tackle drugs with U.S. help

Joed Osorio started using illegal drugs when he was just 10 years old. Today he is a “prevention coach” with the San Lucas Community Anti-Drug Coalition.
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Let’s end malaria for good

World Malaria Day is April 25. Learn the methods one community in Kenya is using to create huge reductions in the number of malaria cases.
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Wounded veterans run back-to-back marathons for a cause

Two wounded veterans are running multiple marathons in a week, in Boston and London, to spark conversations about mental health.