Health Programs

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U.S. leadership on global health is unmatched

Learn how the U.S. government has spent the last four decades responding to international pandemics and supporting people in the affected countries.
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Open communication key during public health crises

South Korea and the United States have kept their citizens informed of the coronavirus outbreak while China's regime withheld vital information.
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Poetry helps American physicians to heal

A growing number of American doctors are embracing the healing power of poetry, both to help people cope with illness and to express themselves.
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Maduro steps up his repression of democracy

Maduro continues to suppress any sign of democracy, harming not only interim President Guaidó and his supporters but all of the Venezuelan people.
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How USAID helped contain the 1st Ebola case in Goma

Find out how USAID and World Vision helped ensure the Ebola virus did not spread when the first case was confirmed in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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What is the CDC’s role during the coronavirus crisis?

Learn what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does to help keep people healthy around the world, especially in light of a new coronavirus.

2019 novel coronavirus: Know the symptoms [infographic]

The 2019 novel coronavirus is infecting people around the world. Here are the symptoms to look out for if you think you might have been exposed.
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Mom told you to wash your hands. She was right.

It’s one of the first things mothers teach children: Wash your hands with soap and water. But most of us are not doing it right, according to experts.
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Bypassing regime, U.S. delivers lifesaving medicine to Iranians

The U.S. has opened a channel to ensure Iranian patients get the medicines they need. See how Iran's regime has diverted money intended for medicines.