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USAID and CDC have invested in global health security, helping other countries build capacity to handle infectious diseases. In the 5 years before COVID-19, the agencies spent about $1 billion in over 30 countries.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awards grants to provide care for unaccompanied children—those without legal immigration status or an available parent or guardian. The grants go to state-licensed organizations that provide shelter and other services.
In 2017, the U.S. government reinstated and expanded a policy that requires foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to agree not to perform or promote abortion as a condition for receiving U.S. global health assistance.
According to the UN’s World Health Organization, tobacco use is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths. It kills over 8 million each year—almost three times the total deaths from tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.
We reviewed U.S. global tobacco control efforts for 2015-2018.
Over 20 U.S. agencies provide foreign assistance for activities ranging from promoting democracy and better health to building the capacity of local security forces.
We looked at 52 strategies used by the 6 agencies that provide most foreign assistance and found they had well-defined goals.
What GAO Found The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have agreed to establish a joint collaborative process for the referral and placement of unaccompanied children, but the process has not yet been implemented.
What GAO Found Since fiscal year 2011, about 13,000 Afghan and Iraqi nationals (excluding family members) have resettled in the United States under special immigrant visas (SIV), but limited data on their outcomes are available from the Department of State (State) and the Department of Health and Human...
The U.S. belongs to several multilateral organizations of North and South American countries, the largest of which is the Organization of American States.
In a report on which this testimony is based, we found that the U.S.