disease prevention and control

Immunizations are for everybody, everywhere

Vaccination saves 2 million to 3 million lives yearly. Reaching children who don't receive vaccines is the goal for World Immunization Week, April 24–30.

African Union and U.S. aim to improve public health in Africa

The United States and the African Union partner to create the African Centres for Disease Control to improve public health across the continent.
Men on street, Stop Ebola T-shirts

Ebola in West Africa: The goal is zero

The yearlong international health response to combat Ebola has sharply reduced the rate of infection. Pushing case numbers to zero is still the goal.

Be afraid. Be very afraid of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Some bacteria have grown stronger than antibiotics, and they kill more than zombies ever will. The White House has a new plan to beat them.

Block the doorway. Keep HIV out.

HIV treatment has saved tens of millions of lives. But people living with HIV/AIDS must take a combination of medicines every day for the...

A $1 billion commitment to protect children from disease

The U.S. will commit $1 billion to Gavi, an international vaccine alliance to immunize millions of children in the poorest nations against deadly diseases.

What are President Obama’s foreign policy goals for 2015?

In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Obama told the 114th Congress, the Supreme Court, diplomatic guests and others assembled at the U.S....

How long will you live?

You are probably going to live longer than your parents. A lot of people around the world will because global life expectancy (71 years)...
An instructor showing two health workers how to use protective gear (USAID)

Learning from Ebola

Though West Africa, with help from the international community, has made progress containing the Ebola virus outbreak, a long, hard fight remains to end...