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Three Responders talk about their experiences in Uganda

Protecting Uganda’s Border Vance Brown, Ebola Coordinator and Deputy Director for the Division of Global Health Protection Program in Uganda. Vance and team provide technical support to the Government of Uganda to prevent, detect and respond to especially dangerous pathogens, including Ebola. “It was 8:00 p.m. on a Friday when I got the call. CDC Read More >

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Data Matters

Frontline health workers have incredibly tough jobs. Almost always they have competing priorities, with only a limited number of resources at their disposal. These are the doctors, nurses and support staff who work at the point of care. These are the people who deliver our babies, help keep us healthy, and heal us when we Read More >

Posted on by Amalia Benke, MPH, Health Scientist, Global Immunization Division3 CommentsTags , , ,

CDC Innovations: Real-Time Data Strengthens Uganda’s Efforts to End Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

PMTCT infant

Identifying opportunities to improve global health sometimes requires creative thinking and new collaborations. In Uganda, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) exemplified this approach in developing a strategy to use the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Kampala – established with CDC’s assistance in 2013 – to help eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT). “The Read More >

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Ebola Requires the World’s United Action

White House

This blog is cross-posted on the White House website. The nations of the world, along with key international organizations, gather at the White House today to advance a Global Health Security Agenda that will help keep the world safe from infectious disease threats. This meeting is a critical opportunity to increase international commitment and, more Read More >

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Strengthening Vaccination Systems – how it STARTs

On the road to Bukwo District (photo courtesy of George Momanyi)

George Momanyi, a public health nurse from Kenya, has twice served as a consultant with CDC’s Strengthening Technical Assistance for Routine Immunization Training (START) project in Uganda.  START, funded through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides mentoring and on-the-job training to district-level immunization officers and service providers in areas with high 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 >

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Community Survey for Nodding Syndrome in Northern Uganda – CDC an Unfailing Hope

On a hot afternoon under the shade of a drought-ridden tree, fourteen year old Ojok Daniel (name changed) suddenly stopped eating. Ojok began staring into the distance and his head started to nod every 8-10 seconds. This episode lasted for about 5 minutes. Unfortunately, this is neither the first nor the last occurrence for Ojak. Read More >

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Epilogue: Saving Mothers, Giving Life – A Positive Impact

  This is the fifth installment in a five-part series about efforts to save the lives of mothers in Africa through an initiative called Saving Mothers, Giving Life. Be sure to read the other four blog posts in this series.   The strong results of the Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative have drawn praise to Read More >

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life Explores “Mother Waiting Sheds”

  This is the fourth installment in a five-part series about efforts to save the lives of mothers in Africa through an initiative called Saving Mothers, Giving Life. Be sure to read the other four blog posts in this series.   Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) is exploring an innovative concept aimed at reducing pre-delivery Read More >

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