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USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.

For over 50 years, USAID’s global health programs have saved lives, protected people most vulnerable to disease, and promoted the stability of communities and nations, while advancing American security and prosperity. America is safer and stronger when people can live healthy and productive lives and when nations around the world are self-reliant and resilient.

USAID’s global health efforts, grounded in investments in health systems strengthening and breakthrough innovation, are focused around three strategic priorities: Preventing child and maternal deaths; controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and combating infectious diseases.

USAID collaborates closely with governments, other donors, civil society, faith-based organizations, and the private sector in order to achieve sustainable solutions to global challenges. Together with our international and country partners, USAID support in global health continues to positively impact people and nations around the world, save millions of lives, and improve access to basic health services, all while advancing the interests of the American people.