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Environment and Health

This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control(CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. (AFP PHOTO / CDC / Cynthia Gold)

Audio U.S. Aiding The Fight Against Ebola Virus

The United States and other partners are working with international health officials to aid the fight. More

Vietnamese fishermen collect catches from the Mekong river near Arey Ksat village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 6, 2014.

Audio Regional Cooperation Improving Lives In Mekong

Leaders from four Southeast Asian nations have agreed to strengthen regional cooperation in developing and protecting the water resources on the Mekong River Basin. More

A child receives polio drops during a polio eradication programme in Jammu, India, February 19, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTE

Audio U.S. Applauds End Of Polio In South East Asia

The United States congratulates the people, political leaders and public servants of Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Timor-Leste, on this singular achievement. More

Gender-based violence is a world-wide pandemic.

Audio New Initiative Addressing Gender Based Violence

The Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative helps provide immediate financial assistance for survivors of severe gender-based violence. More

Images of the lungs of a tuberculosis patient. Simple TB is easy to treat, but the medication must be taken in specific combinations for six months to completely wipe out the bacteria.

Audio World TB Day 2014

Tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death from infectious diseases worldwide, infecting almost 9 million people and killing some 1.3 million annually. More

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Audio The Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program

Limited access to reliable energy and power resources represents one of the largest obstacles to economic growth in South East Asia.

Audio U.S. Supports Moldova

The United States expressed its strong support for Moldova's democratic and economic development during the recent visit of Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca.

Audio Russel On U.S. - ROK, U.S.-Japan Ties

From the first days of the Obama Administration, the United States government has stepped up its commitment to the Asia-Pacific region.

Audio Kerry On Climate Change

“Ultimately, every nation on Earth has a responsibility to do its part."

Audio Building Resilience In The Sahel

USAID is committing more than $130 million to build resilience in NIger and Burkina Faso over the first two years of this initiative.

Audio Kerry On U.S. - China Cooperation

“We are committed to strengthening our enduring presence in this dynamic region, and to working with our partners in order to promote long term stability and prosperity."

Audio Targeting Poachers And Wildlife Traffickers

On February 11th, the Obama Administration issued the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.

Audio Russel On U.S. - Asia Policy In 2014

“The U.S. is firmly committed to our engagement and our rebalance strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Audio Helping Fight Hunger In Zimbabwe

A continuing drought has wreaked havoc on food supplies in Zimbabwe. Humanitarian aid from the international community has been forthcoming every year since 2000 when farm production started to fall.

Audio Protecting Africa's Elephants

Wildlife trafficking threatens security and the rule of law, helping to finance the operations of a number of armed insurgent groups in Africa.

Audio Awards For Corporate Excellence

Award for Corporate Excellence honors U.S.-based companies that distinguish themselves as good corporate citizens in the communities where they operate.

Audio U.S. Assistance To Laos

U.S. delegation announced plans to provide $1.5 million to fight drug trafficking and crime.

Audio U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue

There are fundamental issues, including economic and security issues that both countries must unite around.

Audio Expanded Partnership To Help Smallholder Farmers

In late January, USAID and DuPont built on their existing partnership and announced a joint global agreement to deepen efforts to reduce global hunger and poverty.

Audio Saving Mothers, Giving Life A Year Later

Maternal mortality is one of the leading causes of death among women of reproductive age in developing countries.

Audio The Necessity Of Cooperation In Space Exploration

Today, ambitious space programs are beyond the reach of most countries, and so cooperation, not competition, is the name of the game.

Audio China Destroys Illegal Wildlife Products

“The United States commends the Government of the People’s Republic of China for destroying more than five tons of ivory in Guangdong Province."

Audio Innovating For Food Security

The New Alliance and Feed the Future both support country-driven approaches to development .

Audio Conventional Weapons Destruction For A Safer Iraq

The U.S. has invested more than $235 million in Iraq since 2003 toward the clearance and safe disposal of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and excess conventional weapons and munitions.