Now that the immediate Ebola crisis has passed, USAID is working to strengthen the healthcare system through hospital renovations, medical equipment donations and community engagement.
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Tracking Rumors to Contain Disease: The Case of DeySay in Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak
Rumors spread misinformation, fuel mistrust, cause panic and sometimes even prompt irrational behaviors. This is particularly true in the context of a health emergency when accurate information about a disease—how to prevent, detect, contain and treat it—can mean the difference between staying healthy or becoming infected and, in the worst case scenario, dying from it. […]
Ebola’s Second Punch: Hunger
Travel restrictions meant to contain Ebola also kept farmers from their fields, harvests and the markets.
Leveraging Markets for Global Health
USAID’s work with new insecticide sprays and antiretrovirals demonstrates the potential impact of maximizing market forces to achieve global health goals. Through collaboration, USAID aims to continue identifying and realizing market-shaping opportunities.
Saving Lives Today, Saving Costs Tomorrow: Why USAID Invests in Immunization
Investing in vaccines is a best buy in global health — for every dollar invested, $16 in health care costs is averted. As the global community celebrates World Immunization Week, Katie Taylor describes why USAID invests in sustained and sustainable immunization systems.
As the World Focuses on Zika, Malaria Continues its Deadly Toll
What disease comes to mind when you hear the word mosquito? Probably, the Zika virus. However, don’t forget a more prevalent and deadly mosquito-borne disease — malaria.
Ending a Global Epidemic of Tuberculosis in Children
A new analysis reveals how a persistent divide between policy and practice threatens to impede progress on childhood TB in Africa. Join us on World TB Day to learn more about how we’re working to overcome this and fight TB — a preventable and curable disease.
More Community Health Workers Needed for a Healthier World
Community health workers are vital in the effort to achieve global goals and help women and children survive, thrive and transform for the better the communities in which they live.
Innovative HIV-Prevention Product for Women Could Be New Tool in the Fight for an AIDS-Free Gen
A new USAID-supported monthly vaginal ring is the first HIV prevention method designed specifically for women to be confirmed effective in two large clinical trials. This innovative product has the potential to contribute to the goal of an AIDS-free generation.
Healthy Beginnings: New Evidence Cites Breastfeeding’s Health Benefits for Moms, Babies and Economies
New evidence reveals the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. At USAID, breastfeeding is an important component of our work to promote adequate nutrition among some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children.