Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at a lectern (State Dept./Michael Gross)

Pompeo reasserts ban on funding abortions with U.S. dollars

In a March 26 announcement, Secretary Pompeo says U.S. foreign aid agreements will explicitly prohibit the use of funds for abortion-related advocacy.

How you can defeat the world’s greatest killer

World Heart Day is September 29. Check out these tips to protect yourself from the world's greatest killer: cardiovascular disease.

This is what dirty air does to your body

When we live in cities, we breathe dirty air, which is bad for us. It causes many diseases. But there are ways to stop the pollution.
Girls holding up brightly colored cloth bags (© Jeana Nash)

Giving a million girls ‘their days back’

Learn how a major problem affecting the health, education and dignity of millions of women and girls around the world can be fixed right now.
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How to get better grades for less than $1

The apparent solution to poor education? Give students the textbooks and other school supplies they need. But it wasn’t that simple for Michael Kremer,...
Scientist in full protection suit in lab with image of Ebola virus onscreen (© AP Images)

Vaccine success: An end for Ebola?

An experimental Ebola vaccine could help prevent the spread of outbreaks like the one that killed thousands in West Africa.
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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.
Man and young boy walking down dirt road (© Isaac Kisamani/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
Bridge lit in red reflected in river at night (Stop TB Partnership)

The world lights up for World Tuberculosis Day

Landmarks around the world will have a red glow on March 24 in support of World Tuberculosis Day, which aims to draw global attention to the threat of this deadly but preventable disease.