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Our Global Voices | Blogs | CDC

Our Global Voices | Blogs | CDC

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Tick, tock, tick tock—While others sleep, what are CDC experts doing to keep America safe?

  As the clock ticks and people sleep peacefully, public health experts from CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) in collaboration with subject matter experts across CDC both in Atlanta and around the world are working 24/7 to support the agency’s mission to protect the health and safety of Americans and save lives. Keeping Read More >
Posted on  by Kashef Ijaz, MD, MPH - Director (Acting) Division of Global Health ProtectionLeave a commentTags 

The Consequences of Contaminated Water

World Water Day March 22 2017
March 22 is World Water Day. CDC highlights the need for all people to have access to safe water, and to prevent sickness and death from waterborne diseases such as cholera. Read More >
Posted on  by Adrienne Lefevre, MPH, CHESLeave a commentTags 

Yellow Fever Vaccination Response

Kim Fox
Authors: Jennie Harris, Kimberley Fox March 16, 2017 In December 2015, a yellow fever outbreak started in Angola and quickly spread within the country and to its neighbor, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Laboratory testing confirmed 962 cases, but there were thousands of suspected cases, making this the largest reported outbreak in 30 years. Read More >
Posted on  by Kimberley Fox, MD, MPH, Immunizations Systems Branch Chief, Global Immunization DivisionLeave a commentTags 

World Birth Defects Day 2017 Raises Global Awareness of Birth Defects 

World Birth Defects Day
Every year, about 3% to 6% of infants worldwide are born with a serious birth defect. Birth defects can affect an infant regardless of birthplace, race or ethnicity. In some countries, birth defects are a leading cause of death for babies and young children. Those who survive and live with these conditions have an increased Read More >
Posted on  by Jennifer Williams, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, Division of Congenital and Developmental DisordersLeave a commentTags 

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 >
Posted on  by Chimeremma Denis Nnadi, MD, MPH, PhDLeave a commentTags 

Global Rapid Responders – Our Boots on the Ground Defense

Because our world is more connected than ever, a disease threat that occurs anywhere can very quickly spread across boundaries and become a threat to people worldwide. New microbes are emerging and spreading, drug resistance is rising, and limited biosafety and security measures in laboratories around the world make the intentional or unintentional release of Read More >
Posted on  by Ashley Greiner, MD, MPHLeave a comment

The Stakes are High, the Goal the Same – Overcome Cancer

As a pediatric oncologist, I have sat across from a family and told them the heart wrenching news that their child has cancer. Many families tell me later that this was the worst day of their lives. Although I was the bearer of bad news, I had a strong oncology training, a collaborative team of Read More >
Posted on  by Elizabeth Van Dyne, MD, MPH EIS OfficerLeave a commentTags 

Protecting newborns from infection in healthcare settings

Each year, a staggering 3.6 million babies globally will die within the first four weeks of life. Tweet This As a mother, the safety of my baby is of utmost importance to me. Yet each year, a staggering 3.6 million babies globally will die within the first four weeks of life. Tragically, many of these Read More >
Posted on  by Rachel Smith, Medical Epidemiologist2 CommentsTags 

The Case for Global Health Security

Finding and stopping disease outbreaks at the earliest possible moment no matter where they emerge is important: to reduce illness and death, increase national security, and maintain economic gains made over the previous decades. Disease threats, after all, require only the smallest opening to take root and spread. In today’s tightly connected world a disease Read More >
Posted on  by Maureen BarteeLeave a commentTags 

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