Family And Prenatal Health

Mother holding her newborn baby's hand (The Maternal and Child Survival Program/Karen Kasmauski)

How USAID helps mothers around the world

USAID is providing $130 million to develop an initiative that will support maternal and child health care around the world.
Polio patient in iron lung flanked by medical workers (© AP Images)

How America beat polio

It took an entire country to snuff out polio. Learn how Americans stepped up to defeat it and how one of the vaccines is reducing it abroad.
Poster about vaccines (ShareAmerica)

Why we need vaccines to be healthy [poster]

Vaccines prevent deadly diseases and save millions of lives annually. But everyone must get vaccinated for maximum effectiveness. Download this poster.
Nicolás Maduro talking into microphone and pointing with both hands (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Maduro tells Venezuelan women to have six children

The illegitimate leader's instructions follow an economic collapse and widespread hunger, which have forced many to flee the country.
Woman sitting with blanket over shoulders and holding baby (© Dolores Ochoa/AP Images)

Venezuelan women, families suffer under Maduro’s chaos

U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet reports that women and children continue to suffer from malnutrition in Venezuela. And it's getting worse.
Female scientist holding up test tube (© Gregory Bull/AP Images)

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.
Venezuelan family posing for portrait (© Matias Delacroix/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
Women demonstrating outside building (State Dept.)video

A Venezuelan mother in search of a better future [video]

Electricity blackouts and widespread medicine shortages mean that childbirth and motherhood present grave risks in Venezuela.
Woman carrying baby wrapped in a blanket in the street (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

How the former Maduro regime hurts Venezuelan women

Nicolás Maduro's corruption and mismanagement place Venezuelan women and girls, whether at home or overseas, in harm's way.