Group of girls posing with DREAMS sign (© Sauti)

Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.
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.

U.S. marks 15 years of saving lives on World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day. See the latest figures showing the millions of lives saved through the U.S. global AIDS relief initiative called PEPFAR.
Woman observing rat in a glass cage (Courtesy of APOPO)

Rats! Meet the heroes helping us defeat TB.

Early detection of life-threatening diseases is critical for controlling and preventing the illnesses. Enter disease-sniffing rats.
Man preparing microscope slides as woman with child on her lap sits at table extending her arm (© AP Images)

How speeding up malaria diagnosis can save lives in India

Reducing the number of malaria cases takes multiple, coordinated approaches, including early diagnosis, pesticides and therapy.
Man in scrubs standing at open gated doors wearing gloves and boots, with a sprayer beside him (© Junior Kannah/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. donates millions to help stop Ebola outbreak in Africa

The United States is providing more money to help contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and urging all World Health Organization members to join the fight.
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.
People putting on protective gear (John W. Poole/NPR)

Tire company takes on Ebola. Tire company wins.

When Ed Garcia, managing director of Firestone Tire and Rubber Liberia, learned an employee's wife had caught Ebola, he decided to act. “There was no facility that...
Soybean harvest in Brazil (© AP Images)

Nobel scientists: Genetically modified foods save lives

An open letter signed by 109 Nobel Prize winners calls on governments around the world to approve genetically modified organisms (GMOs).