Disease Prevention And Control

Woman carrying large bag on her head (© Claire Nevill/World Food Program)

The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide [rolling updates]

See the latest photos, articles and tweets demonstrating the U.S. commitment to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
Woman holding baby wrapped in colorful fabric underneath bed net (Anthony Abu/GHSC-PSM/USAID)

15 achievements of the President’s Malaria Initiative

On the 15th anniversary of its founding, find out how the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative transformed the fight against a worldwide scourge.
image06172020video

How the U.S. makes the world a SAFER place [video]

With the SAFER package, the United States continues to lead the global response to COVID-19 to benefit the international community.
People in protective gear posing with a ventilator prototype (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA engineers develop a ventilator for COVID-19 patients

A chance meeting between two NASA scientists led to the development of a ventilator prototype to help patients suffering from COVID-19.
Digital drawing of COVID-19 virus attacking DNA strands (© Shutterstock)

U.S. funding of global health strengthens COVID-19 fight

U.S. funding of efforts to deploy vaccines for infectious diseases will help ensure numerous countries can access an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.
Gloved hands inserting swab into glass vial (© Moises Castillo/AP Images)

U.S. increases support to Mexico and Central America during COVID-19

The U.S. remains committed to the health of people in Mexico and Central America, and has increased funding to both COVID-19 and economic initiatives.
Woman with face mask and spray bottle running cloth over table (© Keith Srakocic/AP Images)

How long can the new coronavirus last on surfaces? This tool...

How long can the virus that causes COVID-19 survive on different surfaces? This online tool can give an estimate based on room temperature and humidity.
Man in suit standing in hospital hallway (© Ted S. Warren/AP Images)

U.S. ‘patient one’ spurs one of many COVID-19 drug trials

The doctor who treated the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S. explains why remdesivir is a valuable drug in battling the new coronavirus.
Woman bending over to wash hands from water dispenser (© Mercy Corps)

U.S. relief groups protect most vulnerable from COVID-19

U.S. relief groups are supporting the global fight against COVID-19. See how these organizations are helping the world's most vulnerable communities.