Passenger wearing mask while walking down airplane aisle (© David J. Phillip/AP Images)

U.S. labs focus on making the indoors safer

A researcher has developed a ventilation system that would limit the transmission of pathogens, including the coronavirus, inside airplanes and vehicles.
Woman in lab taking notes while talking to another person (© Thomas Angus)

Alumni of U.S. leadership programs give back on COVID-19

These State Department program alumni are giving back to their communities in different ways during the coronavirus outbreak.
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U.S. leadership on global health is unmatched

Learn how the U.S. government has spent the last four decades responding to international pandemics and supporting people in the affected countries.
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4 ways the U.S. is saving lives inside Venezuela

Find out how the U.S. is working to ensure that ordinary Venezuelans have access to clean water, food, health care and other lifesaving services.
Doctor listening to child's heart with stethoscope as child sits on mother's lap (USAID/Riaz Jahanpour)

Africa Day: U.S. partnerships with African nations endure

The United States is a partner with Africa. Learn how America is supporting public health and economic growth in African nations.
Woman in face mask walking in smog in front of buildings (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

China’s air pollution harms its citizens and the world

China is the world leader in mercury and greenhouse gas emissions, posing significant risks to China's citizens and the environment.
Boy sitting in one of three chairs while others swim in Dead Sea (© AP Images)

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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Biden: Quad partners boosting COVID-19 vaccine production in India

The leaders of the United States, India, Australia, and Japan are increasing vaccine production, part of the Quad partners' efforts to end the pandemic.
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The American Red Cross helps those who suffer

When Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881, it helped Americans recover from natural disasters. Learn how its mission expanded — to the world.