Health Programs

Two men holding up signed agreements (© Luis Alonso Lugo/AP Images)

U.S. enters ‘milestone’ agreement with Venezuela’s legitimate government

An agreement paves the way for the U.S. to more effectively support interim President Guaidó's efforts to restore democracy and health care in Venezuela.

U.S. to give additional $119 million for Venezuela’s crisis

New U.S. assistance will go toward alleviating the Venezuelan people's humanitarian crisis and to bolster democratic governance in the country.
Woman in mask taking pulse of reclining man in mask (© Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. approves new drug for deadliest forms of tuberculosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved only its third anti-TB drug in more than 40 years, offering hope to patients once considered untreatable.
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A USNS Comfort mission by the numbers

The USNS Comfort left Panama after providing medical, dental, and eye-related treatment and care to 6,691 patients, some of them Venezuelan.
Ill person lying on bed (Alvaro Ybarra Zavala/Getty Images Reportage)

Venezuela: Poverty and disease

Venezuela's health care infrastructure is collapsing while Maduro and his cronies turn away international assistance.
Back of severely malnourished person lying down (© Alvaro Ybarra Zavala/Getty Images Reportage)

Venezuela: Severe food shortages

Maduro and his cronies have blocked international aid from helping the people of Venezuela suffering illness and malnutrition.
Malnourished, sickly person on bed being tended to by two people (© Alvaro Ybarra Zavala/Getty Images Reportage)

Venezuela: A population suffering dangerous weight loss

The great majority of Venezuelans are unable to afford enough food to live on because of an economy destroyed by the former Maduro regime.
Person holding severely malnourished baby (© Alvaro Ybarra Zavala/Getty Images Reportage)

Venezuela: Children wasting away

The crisis brought about by the illegitimate Maduro regime is starving innocent Venezuelans and killing children.
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U.S. hospital ship sails again to help Venezuelans

The USNS Comfort will stop at 14 ports of call and support local health care systems by providing on-ship and on-shore medical and dental treatment.