health technologies

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AWE alumna’s app expands mental health care access

Lynia Huang created an app that uses artificial intelligence to help users diagnose and treat depression. Read more about her innovation.
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What is the International Atomic Energy Agency?

Learn more about the global agency that promotes safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear technologies around the world.
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From litter to limbs

How a graduate of the Young African Leaders Initiative program recycles plastic from Mozambique’s coastline to make prosthetics.
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These 3 discoveries will shape the future of medicine

Three recent discoveries by American scientists are advancing the growing field of biotechnology and transforming the future of medicine.
Illustration of ships coming into Boston Harbor in the 1700s (Library of Congress)

How an African protection from smallpox came to be used in...

A practice introduced to American colonists by an enslaved African has saved countless millions around the world from dying of smallpox.
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Meet young leaders fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

Alumni of U.S. government exchange programs are combating COVID-19 in their home countries. See how they are helping to beat the pandemic.
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Drones deliver COVID-19 vaccines to remote communities

U.S. companies are helping other countries fight COVID-19. Learn why the State Department is honoring Zipline and 3M's efforts overseas.
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U.S. support helps ready world’s first malaria vaccine

The WHO has recommended a malaria vaccine called RTS,S for widespread use. Learn the role the U.S. played in this "historic moment."
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Biden: U.S. will be ‘arsenal of vaccines’ for the world

The U.S. plans to donate 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide. President Biden said the U.S. will be a leader in efforts to end the pandemic.