family and prenatal health

Young woman resting her head on woman's shoulder (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Saving HIV-infected mothers and their babies

Meet a courageous South African woman who was diagnosed with HIV while pregnant, but through the help of a U.S.-based mentoring program delivered an HIV-free baby.
Melania Trump standing in front of a banner that reads 'Be Best.' (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

First lady’s new initiative puts her in good company

Learn how first lady Melania Trump's newly unveiled agenda will benefit kids, and why a cause that's dear to her heart links her to so many of her predecessors.
Man singing in front of crowd standing behind him (PMI Uganda IRS Project)

A song to end malaria

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Learn how the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative is helping to protect communities against the deadly disease.
Woman holding baby (Paul Joseph Brown/GAPPS)

A new way to improve maternal and newborn health

Pregnant women and newborn babies in India have access to better health care thanks to an initiative backed by the U.S. government and global partners.
Sleeping baby wearing colorful medical bracelet (Bempu)

This top invention can save a baby’s life

A Stanford engineer designed a low-cost wristband, called Bempu, to keep babies safe from hypothermia. Time magazine named it a top innovation of 2017.
Two men with a small group of children, holding hands out over a bucket (© Bernat Parera)

Combating poverty one bar of soap at a time [video]

SoapBox Soaps is an enterprise that combines business and philanthropy. For each bar of soap sold, it donates a bar to poor people in Africa and elsewhere.
Mural showing city with people and red ribbon running through it (© AP Images)

Talking down the HIV/AIDS stigma in sub-Saharan Africa

Overcoming stigma around HIV/AIDS is an essential step toward controlling the epidemic. A doctor from Botswana hosts panels on taboo topics to help.
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The positive power of an MTV teen drama

"MTV Shuga" has achieved remarkable results as a public health campaign that persuades viewers to adopt safer behavior that limits the spread of HIV.
A doctor with a cane and other people walking down a hospital corridor (© Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters)

Pediatric surgeon mends hearts in war-torn areas

The Novick Cardiac Alliance, a roving surgical team led by Dr. William Novick, operates on children's hearts in some of the world’s worst-hit places.