Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America

Environment and Health

John Kerry at the OAS General Assembly

Audio Kerry at 46th OAS General Assembly

The United States is committed to promoting sustainable development in the Americas. More

United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS - June 2016

Audio What it Will Take to End HIV/AIDS

The United States government, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, has allocated $100 million to create a Key Populations Investment Fund. More

Mozambican police apprehend ivory traffickers.

Audio More Help for Endangered Elephants

The U.S. has instituted a near-total ban on the domestic commercial trade of African elephant ivory. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, holds the hand of Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong after delivering a speech for the plenary session of the 7th annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange.

U.S. - China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Both countries found common ground on issues including strategic, environmental, and humanitarian matters. More

FILE - A farmer sets rice seedlings into paddy fields at the Mwea Irrigation Scheme in Kirinyaga district, about 100 km (62 miles) southeast of Kenya's capital Nairobi.

Audio Food Security for Kenya

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has granted KSH 380 million to Kenyan innovators as part of its Feed the Future Kenya Innovation Engine (KIE), an effort to reward and improve agriculture-based innovations. More

More Environment and Health Editorials

Audio Combating Air Pollution in India

Combating air pollution in North India was the focus of a recent workshop in Lucknow, India, conducted by the U.S. Embassy.

Audio A Turning Point in the Fight Against Climate Change

On April 22, a signing ceremony took place at the United Nations in New York. Over 170 Parties, including the United States, signed the Agreement and over a dozen have already joined.

Audio U.S. Drought Assistance to Vietnam

USAID to provide humanitarian assistance for crisis.

Audio U.S. Drought Assistance to Haiti

In April, the United States Embassy to Haiti announced more funding for the ongoing needs of Haitian households suffering from the effects of the El Niño-induced drought, bringing U.S. contributions to $21.9 million USD over the last six months.

Audio Malaria Day 2016

On April 25th we observe World Malaria day, in hopes of highlighting the global effort to effectively control, and eventually wipe out this terrible disease.

Audio Earth Day 2016

This year’s theme is “Trees for the Earth.”

Audio U.S. and Tajikistan Uniting to Fight Tuberculosis

The program, with an anticipated budget of $13.2 million over five years, is another example of U.S. government assistance to improve the health of Tajik citizens.

Audio Removing Mines Critical for Normalization

As conflicts end, and as occupation forces are pushed out of territories they once controlled, they leave in their wake, towns and fields contaminated with land-mines and unexploded ordnance.

Audio U.S. Wants Nigeria to Succeed

Nigeria is a diverse country with a large and assertive civil society, a rich culture and huge potential.

Audio Low Energy Costs for Kyrgz Homeowners

UNISON’s five-month campaign, supported by the United States through USAID, conducted 575 workshops across the country, teaching over 25,000 households low-cost techniques to lower their electricity and heating bills.

Audio Boosting Ethiopia's Water Resources

USAID Lowland WASH is a new water and sanitation program in Ethiopia.

Audio India and America Friendship

2015 was a very strong year in U.S.-India relations.

Audio World Tuberculosis Day 2016

The United States is committed to fighting Tuberculosis. In focusing our efforts in countries where the burden of TB is highest, we support programs that save lives and foster a more secure world.

Audio World Water Day 2016

To focus attention on the importance of clean water and to advocate for the sustainable management of fresh water resources, on March 22nd of every year we observe International World Water Day.

Audio U.S., South Korea Cooperate on Nuclear Energy

The first meeting of a High-Level Bilateral Commission will take place in Seoul next month.

Audio Turning the Corner on Wildlife Trafficking

These crimes are not committed by small-time poachers, but by well-equipped, well-organized, global criminal networks, and they are aided by a web of corrupt and criminal facilitators.

Audio Helping to Mitigate Ethiopia's Drought

The periodic warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, known as El Nino, causes weather and short-term climate changes in other parts of the globe.

Audio U.S. - Pakistan Strategic Dialogue

The United States and Pakistan continue to share a fundamental desire for stability, peace, and regional and global economic development.

Audio Continuing the Fight Against Malaria

Since the launching of the President’s Malaria Initiative, overall mortality rates among children under five years of age have significantly decreased in the target countries.

Audio U.S. - China Relations

“We are two powerful nations, the two largest economies today,” said Secretary Kerry, “and we have an ability, therefore to be able to make good things happen when we decide to.”