Disease Prevention And Control

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New U.S. sickle cell drug brings hope

U.S. regulators have approved a California company’s new therapy for treating sickle cell disease, a painful and life-threatening inherited blood disorder.
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PEPFAR gives hope … and health [video]

The U.S. global AIDS relief initiative PEPFAR has helped millions of people since it was created in 2003. Meet one of them.
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U.S. company wins first-ever approval of Ebola vaccine

The European Commission has approved a U.S. company's first-ever Ebola vaccine, boosting efforts to fight the deadly virus.
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U.S. approves breakthrough cystic fibrosis drug

A Boston-based pharmaceutical company has developed a new drug therapy that will expand treatment options for patients with cystic fibrosis.
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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Physiology or medicine

Each year the Nobel Prize is awarded to individuals in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics and the promotion of peace.
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4 ways the U.S. is saving lives inside Venezuela

Find out how the U.S. is working to ensure that ordinary Venezuelans have access to clean water, food, health care and other lifesaving services.
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U.S. approves new drug for deadliest forms of tuberculosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved only its third anti-TB drug in more than 40 years, offering hope to patients once considered untreatable.
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U.S.-Mekong partnership reaches milestone [infographic]

Learn how the Lower Mekong Initiative, a multinational partnership among the U.S. and five countries, has improved lives over the past decade.
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U.S. commits additional support to end Ebola outbreak

The U.S., the single-largest contributor to ongoing efforts in the fight against Ebola, calls on international partners to increase assistance.