Global Initiatives

Our work at the forefront of change is turning the world's challenges into shared triumphs.

U.S. Government Let Girls Learn Initiative

Educating girls is essential to healthy and thriving communities but, globally, 62 million girls are not in school, and barriers to adolescent girls completing school are particularly significant. In some countries, fewer than 10 percent of teenage girls complete secondary school. 

Since the launch of Let Girls Learn, Peace Corps Volunteers around the world have responded to the call to make a difference in their communities of service.

President's Malaria Initiative

The Peace Corps' Stomping Out Malaria in Africa program works in close collaboration with the President’s Malaria Initiative. Volunteers work to eliminate malaria, carrying out malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment education campaigns at the community level in 18 countries. 

Global Food Security & Feed the Future

In partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Peace Corps Volunteers are supporting the President’s Feed the Future initiative by promoting sustainable methods for local people to assure their own food security through increased agricultural productivity, improved economic opportunity, and improved health and nutrition.

President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Peace Corps Volunteers continue to implement PEPFAR’s Blueprint to an AIDS-free generation through the targeted goals of:

  • Scaling up prevention and treatment
  • Implementing evidence-based interventions for populations at greatest risk
  • Promoting sustainability, efficiency, and effectiveness
  • Strengthening local health care and support systems
  • Driving results with science