health programs

African woman holding child tied to her body with colorful cloth (PEPFAR/Veronica Davison)

The HIV/AIDS fight’s far-reaching benefits for global health

PEPFAR's strengthening of health care systems to combat HIV/AIDS has brought a host of other benefits for public health. Find out how.
Man giving thumbs-up while getting vaccine (© Juan Angel/Long Visual Press/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

Why the United States supports the World Health Organization

Multilateralism and the WHO are essential for stronger global health capacity and security. Learn why the U.S. champions this approach.
Illustration of man with small cloud raining onto his head looking at umbrella but not using it (State Dept./D. Thompson)

How the U.S. and its partners support mental health

Mental health concerns increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how the U.S. works with partners to assist people around the world.
Indian couple looking at each other as woman holds baby (Prakhar Rajoria/USAID)

Delivering safer childbirth in India

Learn how USAID’s partnership with the government of India transformed labor and delivery rooms for safer childbirth.
Baby receiving inoculation as its mother holds it (© Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

Vaccines advance the fight against malaria

Child deaths from malaria have fallen 10% in parts of Africa where a new vaccine is used. Learn more about recent successes against malaria.
People circling around medical dummy during class (© Yelyzaveta Kalnybolotska/International Medical Corps)

Lending medical support to Ukraine

Learn how people across the U.S. are supplying Ukraine with medical supplies or expertise to aid the nation's recovery efforts.
Health care worker examining child's eye using flashlight and magnifier (USAID/Shea Flynn)

Fighting tropical diseases in the Pacific Islands

The U.S. Agency for International Development partners with Pacific Island nations to tackle several long-neglected diseases.
Nurse in mask and protective gear administering oxygen to man sitting up in hospital bed (© Armando Franca/AP)

A global partnership’s ‘impressive’ progress combating COVID-19

Through the COVID-19 Global Action Plan, dozens of nations and other partners collaborated to increase vaccinations, testing and treatment.
U.S. sailors dancing with children as crowd watches (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Drace Wilson)

At Solomon Islands, U.S. hospital ship provides care, boosts preparedness

The USNS Mercy treated thousands of Solomon Islanders on its first trip to the country during a 2022 humanitarian exercise.