health programs

Man observing woman's eyes with light (Nabin Baral/RTI International/USAID)

Progress in curbing trachoma, a blinding, infectious disease

U.S. taxpayers and pharmaceutical companies are leading the way in curbing tropical diseases such as blinding trachoma. The threat has been eliminated in Ghana and Nepal.
Poster with images of red ribbons along with HIV/AIDS statistics (State Dept./D. Woolverton)

Raise HIV/AIDS awareness with this free poster

In 15 years the United States, through PEPFAR, has helped millions of people live with HIV/AIDS and prevented its spread. Share this free poster to raise awareness.
Children wearing health masks lined up in school hallway (© Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

This map of the world could save your life

A tool from the World Health Organization helps countries assess their preparedness to stop epidemics. Now a color-coded map is making it easy to tell which countries are getting the job done.
Close-up of virus (© BSIP SA/Alamy)

Epidemic training helps contain Nipah outbreak

Learn how the U.S. works closely with India to help fight epidemic threats, containing a recent outbreak of Nipah, a virus that has no cure or vaccine.
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Counting lives saved from AIDS, 15 years after PEPFAR [infographic]

For the first time, the world has the opportunity to control AIDS — an achievement due, in large part, to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Man in scrubs standing at open gated doors wearing gloves and boots, with a sprayer beside him (© Junior Kannah/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. donates millions to help stop Ebola outbreak in Africa

The United States is providing more money to help contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and urging all World Health Organization members to join the fight.
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.
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For 15 years, PEPFAR has given hope … and health [video]

The U.S. global AIDS relief initiative has helped millions of people since it was created 15 years ago. Meet one of them.
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She leads the U.S. fight against HIV/AIDS

Learn what inspires and motivates the head of PEPFAR, one of the most effective U.S. foreign assistance programs in history.