health technologies

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.
Screenshot of an interface during online meet (Courtesy of Hackathon Thailand)

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.
Two women preparing unmanned air vehicle before a flight (© Ruth McDowall/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
Woman vaccinating baby held by another woman (© Cristina Aldehuela/ AFP/Getty Images)

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."
Joe Biden speaking at lectern as Kamala Harris stands behind (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

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.
Woman wearing clerical collar receiving injection in arm (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

What do U.S. religious leaders say about vaccination? [photo gallery]

Learn how faith leaders across America are reaching out to their flocks, combining science with scripture and combating vaccine hesitancy with education.
Woman wearing glasses and blue mask (© ASU Luminosity Lab)

Inventive COVID-19 mask designs come from U.S. universities

University researchers have created color-changing COVID-19 sensors, face mask designs for easier breathing and new tests to detect coronavirus.
Women holding up wigs and smiling (© Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images)

Advances spark record-breaking drop in U.S. cancer death rate

New therapies in the United States bring progress in fighting cancer and a drop in U.S. cancer death rates, says the American Cancer Society.
Health worker administering injection to woman (© Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)

United States and India partner on vaccine research

The U.S. and India are working together to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. The two countries have a long history of partnering on health care.