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08 Jun 2016 description

UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa

Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009

07 Apr 2009 description

Release No. 0090.09

USDA Releases Final Rule on Food Assistance Program Regulations

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7, 2009-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that an additional 51,700 tons of agricultural commodities, valued at nearly $80 million, will be provided to children in low-income, food-deficit countries under USDA's McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program for fiscal year 2009.

07 Apr 2009 description

New grant builds on contributions, efforts of U.S., international partners

By Nancy L. Pontius, Special Correspondent

Littleton, Colorado - To support the global campaign against poliomyelitis (polio) - a contagious virus that paralyzes and sometimes kills young children - the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded two challenge grants (the most recent in January for $255 million) to the service organization Rotary International.