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Category: HIV/AIDS

Kenya’s progress towards sustainable health

  Recent events in Nairobi have understandably focused the world on security challenges in Kenya. In that context it is important to recognize inspiring public health advances that represent innovative collaboration between CDC and our Kenyan partners to increase health security for Kenya and the global community. I made a two-day trip to visit our Read More >

Posted on by Tom Kenyon, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Global HealthLeave a comment

Fresh Voices From the Field: HIV in the Caribbean

  This is the fifth in our ongoing “Fresh Voices From the Field” series, where we hear from ASPPH (Association of School and Programs of Public Health) Global Health Fellows working throughout the world. Global Health Fellows are recent Master of Public Health or Doctoral graduates placed in CDC global health offices in Atlanta and abroad. Read More >

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Fresh Voices From the Field: The Value of Our Global Health Work

  This is the fourth in our ongoing “Fresh Voices From the Field” series, where we hear from ASPPH (Association of School and Programs of Public Health) Global Health Fellows working throughout the world. Global Health Fellows are recent Master of Public Health or Doctoral graduates placed in CDC global health offices in Atlanta and Read More >

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Uganda Makes Impressive Progress on Health

  This blog was originally posted in the Huffington Post on August 8, 2013.   Last month I was in Uganda. As I planned for this trip, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Uganda is the only country served by the president’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with a rising HIV incidence; I anticipated Read More >

Posted on by Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, CDC Director1 CommentTags ,

CDC Works with Partners Around the World to Combat Hepatitis

On July 28th, the United States joins countries around the globe to observe the third annual World Hepatitis Day. One of only eight health campaigns recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), this health observance raises awareness of the silent yet growing epidemic of viral hepatitis worldwide. Each year, 1.4 million persons lose their life Read More >

Posted on by Dr. Francisco Averhoff, Associate Director for Global Health - Division of Viral Hepatitis; Dr. John Ward, Director, Division of Viral HepatitisLeave a commentTags , , , , ,

CDC in Thailand: Working abroad for global health security

Last week I traveled with the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to visit our office in Thailand and to see first-hand examples of our successful collaboration with Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), other health-related government and public agencies, and other USG agencies. Secretary Sebelius was deeply impressed by the CDC programs Read More >

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Saying YES for Children

  Imagine that you woke up this morning and the newspaper headlines said that scientists had discovered a new disease. The scientists went on to report that over 1 billion children throughout the world were exposed to this disease each and every year. Furthermore the scientists reported that those exposed to this disease were at Read More >

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Significant Strides in Protecting the Health of Women

   This is the 7th blog in a series of blogs from the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in recognition of the 10th anniversary of PEPFAR. Previous blogs in the series can be found on the PEPFAR blog site.     “Children are our future, and their mothers are its guardians.”– Former United Nations Secretary-General Read More >

Posted on by Ambassador Eric Goosby, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator1 CommentTags , , ,

March 24 is World TB Day

World TB Day is observed annually on March 24. On this date in 1882, German physician Robert Koch announced his discovery of the cause of tuberculosis (TB). At the time, TB caused one in seven deaths around the world, but could not be fought effectively because no one knew its source. Dr. Koch discovered that TB is caused Read More >

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Safe Water Saves Lives: World Water Day 2013

  What if we lost 32 school buses full of children today? That’s 2,195 children—the number who die daily of diarrhea around the world. That’s more than die from AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.  As World Water Day approaches on March 22, we should consider water’s role in those deaths—and what we can do to Read More >

Posted on by Michael Beach, PhD, Associate Director for Healthy Water, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious DiseasesLeave a comment
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