health programs

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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.
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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.
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Find out why they made Forbes’ list

These young entrepreneurs and innovators honored by Forbes magazine are also alumni of State Department exchange programs.
Woman holding twin children (Last Mile Health)

Doctor who brings health care to remote Liberia wins $1 million

“In our world, illness is universal, but access to care is not,” said Raj Panjabi. He's trying to change that by getting medical care to isolated areas.
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Coming soon: Free artificial intelligence tool to help cure diseases

Artificial intelligence could accelerate scientific research. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hopes to enable breakthroughs with the Meta search engine.
Scientist in full protection suit in lab with image of Ebola virus onscreen (© AP Images)

Vaccine success: An end for Ebola?

An experimental Ebola vaccine could help prevent the spread of outbreaks like the one that killed thousands in West Africa.