On April 22, Secretary Pompeo announced an additional $270 million in foreign assistance to help some of the most at-risk countries mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. To date, USAID and State Department commitments total $775 million for the global response to the pandemic. Decades of historic U.S. investments in global health programs have better equipped countries’ health systems and frontline health workers to respond in times of crisis, including today’s collective fight against COVID-19.  
Welcome John Barsa as Acting Administrator
During his first week as Acting Administrator, John Barsa spoke about USAID’s important role in carrying out U.S. foreign policy, his priorities for the Agency, and some of the challenges he sees on the road ahead.
News & Events
USAID celebrated World Health Worker Week with special recognition for those working tirelessly and taking personal risk to battle COVID-19. We also announced the first Agency-wide strategy to guide our development work in the digital age.
Digital Feature
Every individual can make positive changes in their communities. And USAID is committed to support civic engagement. We work alongside Nepal’s Archana Tamang in her efforts to ensure a citizen-responsive government. Because that’s what #DemocracyIs.
Collaborating with USAID
Given the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, USAID is committed to providing additional information to the partner organizations that work with us to implement our life-saving activities around the world. See our guidance page for details.
Did You Know?
Long before COVID-19 was identified, USAID helped countries in need build up their health systems. Our work decades in the past will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 today. Read more about seven key initiatives.
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