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Tracking Lassa Fever Across Three Countries

Tracking Lassa Fever Across Three Countries

  When a Beninese migrant worker fell ill in Nigeria in December 2017, he decided to return to his parents’ home in Togo for care. His condition deteriorated during his trip through Benin. On his trip he stopped at Tandou Health Center in Tchaourou, Benin, was attended to by two healthcare workers, and continued his Read More >

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CDC Maintains Vigilance to Eradicate Polio in Northern Nigeria

Vaccines save lives. Today, millions of children have a chance at surviving and living healthy, productive thanks to the introduction and increasingly widespread use of vaccines against major diseases that cripple and kill children over the last few decades. These diseases include polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, influenza and measles. The essence of our work could Read More >

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CDC Continues the Fight Against Polio

In 1988, when CDC joined three other partners to launch the ambitious Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the world was a much different and, measured by polio’s reach, dangerous place. Back then, polio existed in more than 125 countries and it paralyzed 350,000 children that year. Thanks to GPEI and the tireless work of its Read More >

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Wipe out polio in Africa for good

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This blog was originally posted on CNN.com on August 21, 2015 This week, we detailed in a report with cautious optimism that polio will be gone not only in Nigeria but in all of Africa. Only a few years ago, Nigeria was Africa’s last outpost of polio and seemed to be losing the battle against Read More >

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Preparedness Workshops Help At-Risk Countries Prepare for Ebola

Figure 1: Real time contact tracing system used in Nigeria to track Ebola resposne (September 9, 2014)

  A recent news story in Bloomberg Businessweek proclaims “How to Avert an Ebola Nightmare: Lessons from Nigeria’s Victory.” The article outlines the remarkable achievement of Nigeria’s Ministry of Health with partners, including CDC, to contain the spread of Ebola in that country. Now declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria stands as a Read More >

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Polio Eradication, Microplanning and GIS

A Bugagi child travels by camel near Lake Chad in Borno State, Nigeria. Photo courtesy of Thomas Moran/WHO.

Geospatial data have been used in public health since John Snow mapped cholera cases around the Broad Street water pump during the London cholera epidemic of 1854.  And, while global positioning system technologies (GPS) are so ubiquitous in the United States that virtually all new smartphones, tablets and cars have this technology embedded, in many Read More >

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From Clifton Road to Africa

About the authors: Fabien Diomandé, MD, MSc, medical epidemiologist, is stationed in Burkina Faso to work with the WHO Africa Bureau and local health authorities and Ryan Novak, PhD, epidemiologist, is based in Atlanta and supports meningitis activities in Africa. In Africa, more than 90 percent of meningitis cases during epidemics are caused by Neisseria meningitidis Read More >

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Fresh Voices From the Field: Ongoing Efforts to Improve HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention in Nigeria

  This is the first 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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20th Anniversary of the CDC Sustainable Management Development Program

Season’s Greetings! As we come to the close of 2012 and embrace 2013, I wanted to reach out and let you know that CDC has reached an important milestone in training global health leaders. We’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Sustainable Management Development Program (SMDP) — a program that CDC developed in 1992 to Read More >

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Putting Nomadic Pastoralists on the Map

  The CDC “Nomads Project” was piloted in northern Nigeria in 2011 and brought to scale in 2012 through funding from USAID. The concept is now being piloted by CDC-Kenya in collaboration with CDC’s Global Immunization Division. In addition to bilateral government and NGO partners in Kenya and Nigeria, CDC collaborates with colleagues from WHO, Read More >

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