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CDC - Global Health

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PARTNERS' UPDATE  | Issue 1, March 2017

A newsletter from the Center for Global Health
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Strategic Partnerships Are Key to CDC’s Global Health Successes

By Rebecca Martin, Director of the Center for Global Health

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the CDC Global Partners' Update from CDC's Center for Global Health. The goal of this newsletter is to inform you of CDC's important work to prevent, detect, and respond to disease threats.

CDC works 24/7 to protect Americans and save lives around the world. In today’s interconnected world, a disease threat anywhere can be a health threat in the U.S. Disease is only a plane ride away. CDC contributes to many global health initiatives, such as the Global Health Security Agenda, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS ReliefPresident’s Malaria Initiative, the Measles and Rubella Initiative, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.We appreciate all of your work in helping us meet our goals of a safer, healthier world. We hope you enjoy these updates from CDC.
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CDC in Sierra Leone IDSR

In 2015-2016, CDC helped develop Sierra Leone’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system to increase weekly disease reporting by health facilities.

This information helps nurses at the Sela Kafta Maternal Child Heath Post in Kambia District rapidly identify new infectious diseases and mobilize resources to respond to potential outbreaks. 

Photo credit: Erika Meyer, CDC

Global Health

New findings HIV progress

Critical progress towards an AIDS-free generation

New Findings Released

The Zimbabwe Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) reported that HIV prevalence in 15-49 year olds is 14.0% (down from 15.1% in 2010), HIV incidence in 15-49 years olds is 0.48, and progress towards the 90-90-90 objectives has reached 74-87-87.

 Read more about the newest findings from the PHIAs

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Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda

Progress and early Impact from U.S. Investment

No single nation can ensure global health security. But CDC's commitment to work with international partners to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats in 2017 and the years that follow remains unwavering.

Read the 2016 GHSA Annual Report

Reach every child

Reaching every child

Getting quality vaccines from well-trained health workers to people who need them

CDC plays a critical role in building relationships with international partners and helping in the effort to improve and support innovative approaches such as the effort to assess Reaching Every Child in Jordan. This means that children in high-risk areas within the country continually receive adequate care. Without eradicating polio, each year more than 200,000 children could become paralyzed. A child’s right to healthcare should never be sacrificed, yet each year about 21.8 million children do not get the necessary vaccines.

Learn more about the Reach Every Child effort

Africa CDC Launch

Africa CDC Officially Launched

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched at the African Union Summit, held January 22-31, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. John Nkengasong, formerly the Acting Principal Deputy Director of the Center for Global Health and Director of the International Lab Branch for DGHT, is the inaugural Director of Africa CDC.
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