Health

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 mitigate 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, USAID/OFDA supports integrated programs that simultaneously address multiple determinants of health in emergencies, such as access to health facilities, food security, and the availability of safe drinking water.

USAID/OFDA provided approximately $373.4 million to mitigate and prevent the adverse effects of natural and man-made crises on the health of affected populations in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The total included nearly $334.8 million for health interventions in 26 countries and more than $38.6 million for global and regional health initiatives.

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Last updated: February 26, 2018

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