health programs

Melania Trump standing in front of the Giza Pyramids (Andrea Hanks/The White House

First lady focuses on Africa’s children, wildlife, antiquities

Melania Trump's Africa trip took the first lady from a hospital to schoolrooms and ancient landmarks as she drew attention to the needs of children.
Melania Trump feeding a baby elephant (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

First ladies share goals for children, wildlife conservation in Kenya

During her visit to Kenya, first lady Melania Trump visited a home for children separated from their mothers and fed a baby elephant at a rescue facility.
Melania Trump walking past women waving flags (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania Trump delivers books, balls and hope in Malawi

Melania Trump, in Africa, saw up close the needs of Malawi's children at a school with 110 pupils per teacher. The U.S. donates millions of books to Malawi.
Melania Trump holding a baby (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

First lady Melania Trump reaches out to Africa’s children

On her first major, solo international trip, first lady Melania Trump took her "Be Best" campaign for children's health to Africa, stopping first in Ghana.
Woman helping child wash hands (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

Pacific Angel builds health and hope in Sri Lanka

Find out how U.S. and Sri Lankan military and other officials teamed up in August on a humanitarian and disaster readiness operation.
Children in a line carrying empty plates (© Jez Aznar/Getty Images)

Fighting not just hunger but malnutrition

One in 9 people suffers hunger, but hundreds of millions more face malnutrition. For children, the consequences can be devastating. The 2018 World Food Prize honors two nutrition champions.
Man observing woman's eyes with light (Nabin Baral/RTI International/USAID)

Progress in curbing trachoma, a blinding, infectious disease

U.S. taxpayers and pharmaceutical companies are leading the way in curbing tropical diseases such as blinding trachoma. The threat has been eliminated in Ghana and Nepal.
Poster with images of red ribbons along with HIV/AIDS statistics (State Dept./D. Woolverton)

Raise HIV/AIDS awareness with this free poster

In 15 years the United States, through PEPFAR, has helped millions of people live with HIV/AIDS and prevented its spread. Share this free poster to raise awareness.
Children wearing health masks lined up in school hallway (© Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

This map of the world could save your life

A tool from the World Health Organization helps countries assess their preparedness to stop epidemics. Now a color-coded map is making it easy to tell which countries are getting the job done.