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

Environment and Health

A fisherman carries fresh water to his fishing boat on Nyuang Wee Islandin Mergui Archipelago, Burma. The archipelago is thought by scientists to harbor some of the world’s most important marine biodiversity.

Audio USAID's Biodiversity Policy

Agency will focus investment in specific crucial geographic areas, while continuing to use the best science available. More

FILE - Women holding children wait for a medical examination at the health center in Gbangbegouine, Ivory Coast.

Audio Maternal And Child Survival - Acting on the Call

Our combined efforts have not been in vain: between 1990 and 2012, child deaths have decreased by half. More

Chinese coastguard ships give chase to Vietnamese coastguard vessels (not pictured) after they came within 10 nautical miles of the Haiyang Shiyou 981, known in Vietnam as HD-981, oil rig in the South China Sea, July 15, 2014.

Audio South China Sea a Complex Situation

“Everyone inside and outside the region stands to lose if rules are devalued, dialogue breaks down, misreadings and misinterpretations multiply, and tensions spiral.” More

Members of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) shout slogans during a protest against the gang rape of two teenage girls, in New Delhi, India. (file)

Audio Prioritizing Gender Equality

The United States has worked with partners all over the world to increase women’s participation in civil society and in local and national governments. More

Girls attend a class at their primary school in a village in the Yemeni capital Sanaa November 5, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY) - RTX150ML

Audio Educating Girls for the Benefit of All

Every year of schooling can increase a girl’s future earning potential by 10 to 20 percent. She will share 90 percent of her earnings with her family and her community. More

More Environment and Health Editorials

Audio UXO Assistance To Laos

Unexploded ordnance, the remains of decades of armed conflict, continues to pose a threat to the people of Laos.

Audio Policy and Programs On Global Women's Issues

Women are critical to every issue we face, including security, health, governance, and the economy.

Audio Oceans Protection A Global Security Issue

Protecting the oceans requires that people better understand what can be lost.

Audio Cooperating With Cuba On Marine Conservation

The marine ecosystem in Cuba is vital for U.S. interests for its fish stocks and migratory species, and provides a valuable resource for scientists.

Audio Sustainability And Security Of The Space Environment

We are more knowledgeable, more connected, safer, and more secure, due to our uses of outer space.

Audio Ebola Outbreak Still Serious In West Africa

The United States and other partners are working with international health officials to help contain the outbreaks.

Audio Progress Against Poaching Of Natural Resources

Poaching and illicit trafficking in wildlife and other natural resources is big business, worth billions of dollars.

Audio Kerry On CleanTech Challenge 2014

Each year since 2010, Mexican innovators have submitted their green ideas and business plans to implement them.

Audio Leading The Way Towards An AIDS-free Generation

HIV/AIDS remains one of the great challenges of our time.

Audio Aiding Vietnam In Peaceful Uses Of Nuclear Power

Pact would establish a legal framework for U.S. nuclear trade with Vietnam.

Audio Maternal Mortality Drops In Afghanistan

Between 2002 and 2012, USAID invested more than one billion dollars into improving health care services in Afghanistan.

Audio Fighting Disease To Eliminate Poverty

Neglected Tropical Diseases disproportionately burden the poor.

Audio World Malaria Day 2014

On April 25th we observe World Malaria Day to highlight the global effort to effectively control this terrible, yet largely preventable and treatable illness.

Audio Earth Day 2014

On April 22, the United States observes Earth Day, an opportunity to reflect on the impact we have on the earth, and to consider how we as individuals can ensure that our impact is positive.

Audio Calling For More Support For Food Security

For every $2 from other donors, the United States will contribute $1 to food and agricultural security, up to a total U.S. contribution of $475 million.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.