Woman standing against wall with four children (© Sarah Day Smith/PEPFAR)

‘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.

Fake drugs are bad news for global health

Counterfeit and substandard medicines appearing in pharmacies everywhere may reverse gains in public health. Scientists propose new solutions.

How long will you live?

You are probably going to live longer than your parents. A lot of people around the world will because global life expectancy (71 years)...
Young man posing for camera, standing to one side of group of seated students in gymnasium (U.S. Embassy of Guatemala)

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.

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.
'World Water Day' overlaid on image of Earthvideo

World Water Day focuses on access to clean water and sanitation...

March 22 is World Water Day. Watch this video to learn more and see the progress communities are making toward access to clean water and sanitation.
Drawing of hazmat-suited person holding up bottle (State Department/Doug Thompson)

Is an Ebola vaccine within reach?

Although Ebola has no known cure, scientists and pharmaceutical companies around the world are working hard to develop a vaccine against the virus.

Nigeria stops polio. Now what?

In 2012, Nigeria accounted for half of the world’s cases of polio. Now it hasn’t seen a new case in more than a year. What does this mean for the world?

Liberia claims ‘monumental’ win over Ebola

Liberia's Ebola outbreak is over, the World Health Organization declares, more than 45 days after the last known Ebola transmission in Liberia.