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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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CDC Director: Why I don’t support a travel ban to combat Ebola outbreak

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  This blog was originally posted on Fox News on October 9, 2014.   The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States has caused some to call on the United States to ban travel for anyone from the countries in West Africa facing the worst of the Ebola epidemic. That response is understandable. Read More >

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Ebola Requires the World’s United Action

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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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What it’s REALLY like fighting Ebola in Liberia

A Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff member ties the face mask of Dr. Jordan Tappero, CDC, before Dr. Tappero enters the Ebola treatment unit (ETU), ELWA 3. MSF operates the ELWA 3 ETU, which opened on August 17.

  This blog was originally posted on the ONE.org on September 11, 2014.   During my time in Liberia, I have tried not to provide much detail to my family about the day-to-day work we are doing. I don’t want to cause alarm or propagate fear; conditions in Monrovia can at times be deeply troubling. Read More >

Posted on by Jordan W. Tappero, MD, MPH4 CommentsTags , , ,

Indonesia Takes a Leadership Position in the Global Health Security Agenda

Maluku mom and kid with mosquito bed net (Photo courtesy of Edi Purnomo, UNICEF)

As the world’s fourth most populated country, Indonesia plays an important strategic role in protecting the global community from infectious disease threats. As one of the early countries to take a leadership role in the Global Health Security (GHS) Agenda, the Government of Indonesia will welcome senior health and agricultural leaders from 36 countries and Read More >

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The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite

A banner encouraging people suffering from Ebola to go immediately to a health center for treatment is seen on a sidewalk in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. While the Ebola virus outbreak has now reached four countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone account for more than 60 percent of the deaths, according to the World Health Organization. The outbreak that emerged in March has claimed at least 932 lives. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

  This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post on August 7, 2014.   CDC and our partners are currently fighting the biggest and most complex outbreak of Ebola virus disease ever recorded. There are hundreds of cases in West Africa and now a new cluster of cases in Nigeria is very concerning. The Read More >

Posted on by Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of CDC3 CommentsTags , ,

Global Health Security in Africa: Collaborations Between CDC and African Partners

2012 investigation of Ebola virus in Uganda

The ambition and scope of the Global Health Security Agenda are clear. Its reach can be discerned from the very first word: global. The Agenda’s overarching goal is just as expansive—making the world safer and more secure by preventing epidemics and outbreaks, detecting them more rapidly, and responding effectively to lessen the health, economic, and Read More >

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World Cup serving as real-world test for new disease detection technology

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    With the World Cup underway in all its frenzied glory, you can be forgiven for missing another major effort currently underway in Brazil that represents the first large scale, real-life, real-world test of important new technology. And no, it’s not the goal-line technology that’s being used for the first time at soccer’s biggest Read More >

Posted on by Ilanit Kateb, MBA, Public Health Advisor, CDC Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Branch1 CommentTags , , , ,

Communication Matters in Global Health Deployments

During the simulation exercise, ECN trainees deployed to the site of a mock disaster in Avully, Switzerland.

Communication matters. That’s not a new idea. Many of us have learned this the hard way. This concept is being applied in a new, more comprehensive way for a key purpose—to help the World Health Organization (WHO) communicate more effectively, with more clarity and purpose during humanitarian and public health emergencies. The idea is to Read More >

Posted on by Gaya Gamhewage, MD, Coordinator, WHO Communication Capacity Building Team; Founder, WHO Emergency Communication NetworkLeave a commentTags , , ,

Public Health Informatics in Action in Malawi: Making life easier for healthcare workers and patients while improving quality through an innovative national Electronic Medical Record System

Instituting an Electronic Medical Record System reduces the need to manage and store growing volumes of patient charts, a major challenge in resource-limited settings.

Keeping track of even one patient undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS can be complicated enough. Doing it for over 472,865 patients when you’re a low income country coping with high demand and a sputtering economy magnifies the complexity. Which is why Malawi’s story – and its solution – is attracting attention and praise. It’s a story Read More >

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