Climate change is deadly serious, especially for women

Droughts, flooding and changing weather patterns have a negative impact on women's health. Some discussions at COP21 will focus on this and gender equality.
Brian Hook standing by river (State Dept.)

Special Representative Hook’s message to Iran on water management [video]

In this video, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook presents some of the devastating effects of Iran's mismanagement of water resources.
Woman showing girl how to brush her teeth using large model of teeth (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)

Bringing smiles and dental care to Djibouti

U.S. army soldiers are teaching children in Djibouti about nutrition and dental health. Learn more about the difference they are making.
Doctor holding vaccine vial in front of mother holding child (© AP Images)

Guess which part of the world is free of measles

Measles has been eliminated in North, South and Central America after 22 years of vaccination campaigns, says the Pan American Health Organization.
Women demonstrating outside building (State Dept.)

A Venezuelan mother in search of a better future [video]

Electricity blackouts and widespread medicine shortages mean that childbirth and motherhood present grave risks in Venezuela.
Person in face mask looking at test tube (© Sven Hoppe/picture alliance/Getty Images)

The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide [first 4 months]

See a collection of stories, photos and tweets on the U.S. commitment to fighting COVID-19 worldwide during the first few months of the pandemic.
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U.S. seeks to speed global COVID-19 vaccination campaign

The U.S. convened a COVID-19 ministerial to work with international partners to ensure everyone has the vaccinations they need.
Two workers wearing hard hats and face masks holding boxes near freezer reading minus 69 degrees Celsius (© Morry Gash/AP Images)

U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [rolling updates]

The United States is donating billions in COVID-19 vaccine doses, funding for COVAX and medical supplies to countries all over the world.
Person holding bottle of medicine and two others looking at it (© Albert Mamasi/AEE Rwanda)

World AIDS Day: The progress made

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) saves lives and gives people with HIV hope. It also helps combat COVID-19.