health programs

Four people watching two people in hazmat suits at a door (© AP Images)

Tillerson: ‘Disease detectives’ stop outbreaks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson credits "disease detectives" for tracking and preventing the spread of infectious diseases around the world.
Woman in safety suit spraying inside of a house (© Jessica Scranton/AIRS)

U.S. broadens effort to combat malaria in Africa

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative will expand its malaria prevention programs into four new countries in West and Central Africa.
Ambulances and emergency workers in Pakistan (© Khuram Parvez/Reuters)

U.S. helps Pakistan, Afghanistan improve trauma care

Most of the world's 5 million injury-related deaths each year are in lower-income countries. A program in Pakistan and Afghanistan hopes to change that.
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From humble beginnings to a center of medical excellence

Minnesota is known for the renowned Mayo Clinic. But it is also a hub of medical activity, and the base for innovators and pioneers in the field.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.