Health Programs

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The truth about Cuba’s medical missions

Cuba sends thousands of medical professionals to 60 countries, but not for altruistic reasons. Learn what's really happening with these missions.
Polio patient in iron lung flanked by medical workers (© AP Images)

How America beat polio

It took an entire country to snuff out polio. Learn how Americans stepped up to defeat it and how one of the vaccines is reducing it abroad.
Poster about vaccines (ShareAmerica)

Why we need vaccines to be healthy [poster]

Vaccines prevent deadly diseases and save millions of lives annually. But everyone must get vaccinated for maximum effectiveness. Download this poster.
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U.S. provides coronavirus aid across Africa

The United States is supplying millions of dollars, training and equipment to help countries across Africa combat COVID-19.
Ship sailing past Statue of Liberty (© Mike Segar/Reuters)

Floating hospitals support U.S. cities fighting coronavirus

The U.S. Navy's floating hospital ships are supporting Americans and joining the fight against COVID-19 by deploying to California and New York.
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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.
Rafael Campo leaning on a wall (© Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

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.