disease prevention and control

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.
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For 15 years, PEPFAR has given hope … and health [video]

The U.S. global AIDS relief initiative has helped millions of people since it was created 15 years ago. Meet one of them.

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.
People watching a group of TV screens (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

‘Outbreak’ exhibition connects world in fight against disease

A new exhibition, "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World," shows the connection between human, animal and environmental health.
Man throwing rice seeds onto a field (© Heng Sinith/AP Images)

How rice could ward off HIV infections

An international team of scientists may have found a way to turn modified rice seeds into a weapon against HIV/AIDS.
Woman helping child wash hands (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

Pacific Angel builds health and hope in Sri Lanka

Find out how U.S. and Sri Lankan military and other officials teamed up in August on a humanitarian and disaster readiness operation.
Children in a line carrying empty plates (© Jez Aznar/Getty Images)

Fighting not just hunger but malnutrition

One in 9 people suffers hunger, but hundreds of millions more face malnutrition. For children, the consequences can be devastating. The 2018 World Food Prize honors two nutrition champions.
Man observing woman's eyes with light (Nabin Baral/RTI International/USAID)

Progress in curbing trachoma, a blinding, infectious disease

U.S. taxpayers and pharmaceutical companies are leading the way in curbing tropical diseases such as blinding trachoma. The threat has been eliminated in Ghana and Nepal.
Woman walking down a flooded village street (© Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

U.S. assists flood victims after Laos dam collapse

The U.S. is working with the United Nations Children's Fund in Laos to provide flood victims in Attapeu Province with access to clean water and basic hygiene supplies.