Project Description

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency working to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. In global health, ​together ​with partners, we are working to save the world’s children and mothers from preventable deaths, realize the promise of an AIDS-free generation, and keep the world safe and secure from infectious disease and emerging threats.

When mothers are healthy and when children thrive, the positive benefits last a lifetime. Whether it is helping to provide proper nutrition, or delivering a life-saving vaccine, or protecting newborns from infection, or treating diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria, or providing options for family planning and reproductive health, or providing medicines to prevent ​bleeding during childbirth, these efforts contribute to ending preventable child and maternal deaths.