health programs

Man in scrubs standing at open gated doors wearing gloves and boots, with a sprayer beside him (© Junior Kannah/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. donates millions to help stop Ebola outbreak in Africa

The United States is providing more money to help contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and urging all World Health Organization members to join the fight.
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Saving HIV-infected mothers and their babies

Meet a courageous South African woman who was diagnosed with HIV while pregnant, but through the help of a U.S.-based mentoring program delivered an HIV-free baby.
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For 15 years, PEPFAR has given hope … and health [video]

The U.S. global AIDS relief initiative has helped millions of people since it was created 15 years ago. Meet one of them.
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She leads the U.S. fight against HIV/AIDS

Learn what inspires and motivates the head of PEPFAR, one of the most effective U.S. foreign assistance programs in history.
Man in white protective suit squatting to collect a sample at waterside (© Ariuka/WCS Mongolia)

Stopping epidemics early protects national security

Infectious diseases such as Ebola can spread from remote villages to world capitals in 36 hours. Stopping them early is a U.S. national security priority.
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Counting lives saved from AIDS, 15 years after PEPFAR [infographic]

For the first time, the world has the opportunity to control AIDS — an achievement due, in large part, to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
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A song to end malaria

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Learn how the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative is helping to protect communities against the deadly disease.
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U.S. hospital ship prepares to save lives in Indo-Pacific

Mobile hospital ship USNS Mercy is heading to the Indo-Pacific to save lives. The state-of-the-art ship anchors an international team setting sail for the 2018 Pacific Partnership, a disaster-response exercise.
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The world lights up for World Tuberculosis Day

Landmarks around the world will have a red glow on March 24 in support of World Tuberculosis Day, which aims to draw global attention to the threat of this deadly but preventable disease.