health programs

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.
Man fist-bumping his son with mother, daughter and Vice President Pence looking on (© AP Images)

Meet America’s top public health official

The United States has a new top doctor. Dr. Jerome M. Adams, the new U.S. surgeon general, says a top priority is tackling America's opioid epidemic.
Medical worker in full protective suit (© Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. helps hospitals in Guinea regain people’s trust after Ebola

The Ebola outbreak shattered Guineans' trust in hospitals and emptied the maternity ward in one town. Now it's full again, thanks in part to USAID help.
Mark Green shaking hands with man holding soccer ball (U.S. Navy)

7 facts you should know about USAID’s new leader

Meet the new USAID administrator who volunteered in Kenya, was ambassador to Tanzania, and has family in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
Sailor taking selfie picture with children (U.S. Navy/Brittney Cannady)

U.S. military helps people in need in the Americas

"Continuing Promise" brought U.S. military members to Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras to provide medical care and other humanitarian efforts.
Young man posing for camera, standing to one side of group of seated students in gymnasium (U.S. Embassy of Guatemala)

Guatemalan communities tackle drugs with U.S. help

Joed Osorio started using illegal drugs when he was just 10 years old. Today he is a “prevention coach” with the San Lucas Community Anti-Drug Coalition.
Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu (© AP Images)

First Lady visits leading Israeli hospital

First Lady Melania Trump visited a Jerusalem hospital as a guest of Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Ivan Castro and Karl Hinett finish the Boston Marathon (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Wounded veterans run back-to-back marathons for a cause

Two wounded veterans are running multiple marathons in a week, in Boston and London, to spark conversations about mental health.
Second lady Karen Pence, dressed in green (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Vice president’s wife puts spotlight on art therapy

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Pence, is championing art therapy as she travels with her husband to South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia.