On March 24th each year, nations around the globe observe World Tuberculosis Day, to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis.
On March 22, we observe World Water Day. It is an opportunity to shine a light on the importance of clean water, and take action to counter water-related crises arising around the world.
Neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, are maladies of the poorest of the poor. They are chronic disabling illnesses that thrive in areas with inadequate sanitation and lack of clean drinking water.
Since August 2018, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have reported well over 3,000 confirmed and 118 probable cases of Ebola in the country’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces.
The United States is committed to stopping the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
To date, this is the worst Ebola epidemic recorded in the DRC, and the second largest recorded outbreak of the disease globally.
Over the past decade, USAID and its partners have helped save the lives of more than five million children and 200,000 women in 25 priority countries.
Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in south-eastern Africa and caused a disaster in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
World Malaria Day is an occasion to recognize the global effort to effectively control, and eventually wipe out, this terrible disease.
On March 15th, Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in south-eastern Africa, killed over 1000 people and caused immense damage in Mozambique, and to a lesser degree in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Madagascar.
The U.S. Agency for International Development recently announced additional assistance to Nigeria for development and AIDS relief.
New data was released at the July 2018, International AIDS Conference demonstrating the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Namibia.