Health Programs

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaking behind lectern (© Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/AP Images)

Khamenei deprives Iranian people of COVID-19 vaccines

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is blocking everyday Iranians' access to COVID-19 vaccines made by U.S. and European producers.
Donald Trump standing at lectern with outstretched arms in front of Operation Warp Speed background (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

U.S. to authorize COVID-19 vaccines in coming days

President Trump says the United States will soon begin authorizing vaccines against COVID-19 after an unprecedented push to end the global pandemic quickly.
Girl in foreground, women holding AIDS ribbons (© Bikas Das/AP Images)

On World AIDS Day, looking to finish the fight

World AIDS Day is a time to redouble efforts to eradicate the disease and HIV. Learn how the U.S. is attacking them on multiple fronts.
Woman wearing lab coat, protective gloves and glasses working in lab (© David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

U.S.-supported COVID-19 vaccine candidates appear highly effective

The U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed is supporting multiple possible vaccines for COVID-19, including two that appear effective in clinical trials.
Person wearing protective clothing and gloves holding vial labeled as remdesivir (© Zsolt Czegledi/Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund/AP Images)

U.S. approves first treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

U.S. regulators have approved a new treatment for COVID-19 as the United States continues wide-ranging efforts to develop a vaccine.
Baby smiling while adult holds oral vaccine vial (USAID/MCSP/Allan Gichigi)

U.S. global vaccine distribution saves lives

The United States' long-standing support for global vaccine networks has helped build capacity for distributing a future COVID-19 vaccine.
Doctor giving injection to boy in school gym with two other medical professionals (© AP Images)

COVID-19 vaccine research builds on U.S. successes

The United States has a long history of developing vaccines and providing humanitarian assistance to fight infectious diseases worldwide.
Six close-ups of men and women, three wearing masks (USAID)

Meet 6 health care workers on the COVID-19 front lines [video]

Health care workers fighting COVID-19 around the world have benefited from USAID’s global health investments. Learn about some of them.
A map featuring the U.S. and the Caribbean (© Artalis/Shutterstock)

U.S. helps Caribbean countries fight COVID-19

The U.S. is providing medical supplies to Caribbean nations fighting COVID-19. Find out more about how the aid programs are helping people in the region.