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Fresh Voices From the Field: Building Partnerships for Global Health Security in Vietnam

This is the sixth 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 >

Posted on by Lauren Anderson, ASPPH Program Management Fellow1 CommentTags , , ,

The Value of CDC’s Work in Thailand

    When I became country director in 2013 the relationships between Thailand’s public health officials and CDC were already strong and well established. That wasn’t surprising. CDC’s collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, after all, began 30 years ago and the partnership has been prospering  – and expanding – ever since. And there is Read More >

Posted on by Mitch Wolfe, MD MPH, Director, CDC-ThailandLeave a commentTags , ,

September 29 is World Heart Day!

  In honor of World Heart Day, the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention was asked to write commentary on the work the CDC is doing worldwide in reducing the morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular diseases. The theme of this year’s World Heart Day is one that touches everyone—the cardiovascular health of Read More >

Posted on by Barbara Bowman, Ph.D., Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDCLeave a commentTags , , , ,

A Layer of Protection: CDC Partners With Vietnam to Strengthen Global Health Security

    Vietnam is taking remarkable strides to modernize the way it protects public health and responds to disease outbreaks. I saw the progress first-hand during a recent trip there to review our joint activities to strengthen Global Health Security. Over the last seven months CDC has been working closely with the Vietnam Ministry of Read More >

Posted on by Scott Dowell, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHSLeave a 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 , , , , ,

Mental Health in Bhutanese Refugee Populations

Imagine that you‘ve been driven from your home, deprived of your possessions, made dependent on others, and forced to flee to a foreign country not once, not twice, but three times over the course of your life. You feel isolated and lost without a sense of citizenship or permanent community. Lhotshampas (“People of the South”) Read More >

Posted on by Tony Ao, Sc.D, EIS Officer, CDC Global Disease Detection Branch3 CommentsTags , , ,

Fresh Voices From the Field—The Human Face of Epidemiology

  This is the third 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 >

Posted on by Sonia Hegde, ASPH/CDC Global Epidemiology Fellow, CDC Global Disease Detection BranchLeave 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 >

Posted on by Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC Director2 CommentsTags , , ,

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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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 >

Posted on by Kenneth G. Castro, MD, Director of CDC Division of Tuberculosis EliminationLeave a commentTags ,
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