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A health worker provides care to a child in Somalia.
A health worker provides care to a child in Somalia.
USAID/OFDA implementing partner


USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) remains at the forefront of the humanitarian community’s efforts to alleviate mortality and morbidity during crises by supporting a wide range of health interventions. USAID/OFDA supported initiatives include life-saving medical assistance, immunization campaigns, disease surveillance systems, vector-control activities, and capacity-building trainings for local health workers. Recognizing the inextricable link between health and other core humanitarian sectors, particularly nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) -- USAID/OFDA supports integrated programs that simultaneously address multiple determinants of health in emergencies, such as access to health facilities, treatment for acute malnutrition, psychological support and case management services, and safe drinking water.

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Last updated: January 21, 2021

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